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Dlambert
December 3rd, 2010, 09:48 PM
Hello, im going to build a new desktop computer for myself (on a budget) for gaming, and i was wondering if the listed below parts would make a good ubuntu gaming PC, mostly for running wow under wine. I want to know if i can stick with ubuntu, or have to install windows for better ati graphics support. Any ideas/suggestion would be helpful.

*AMD Phenom II X2 560 Black Edition Callisto 3.3GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W

*MSI 770-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

*HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

*COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact"

*COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC

*COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-OWN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower

*SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

*G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

*Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA


The final build price (before shipping) is $520.

tommcd
December 4th, 2010, 05:07 AM
... i was wondering if the listed below parts would make a good ubuntu gaming PC, mostly for running wow under wine. I want to know if i can stick with ubuntu, or have to install windows for better ati graphics support.

*HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support

I would recommend going with a nvidia graphics card instead of ati, since the proprietary 3D drivers for nvidia are easier to deal with than the ati drivers. You don't want to have problems with 3D drivers on a gaming PC.
Other than the graphics card, everything else looks fine.


The final build price (before shipping) is $520.

That sounds like a really good price for all that stuff. If you don't mind me asking, where are you buying from? Is it newegg.com? Or are you buying from a local computer shop?

r+9
December 4th, 2010, 05:27 AM
I built mine based on Hardware-revolution
http://www.hardware-revolution.com/
I went with the ATI with the Vapor-X for noise, I hate computer noise when I play.

I also ditched the DVD since I've gone to installing from USB and you might as well install wow online with all the patches that will be involved.

Otherwise you can dd the CD to iso or Brasero, anyway point is CD/DVD are going out of style (IMO)

Dlambert
December 6th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Newegg, oh course. lol. Great store

Dlambert
December 8th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Any advice?

Dlambert
December 9th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Thanks.:D

Dlambert
May 2nd, 2011, 09:49 PM
Updated with new Nvidia case. Going to upgrade motherboard soon.