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Kimm
November 11th, 2007, 07:11 PM
What do you think, would this play well with Ubuntu?


342479 - In-Win C603 Midi Tower ATX Silver/Black , Case w/400W PSU WO/Fan, 2xUSB 2.0

331906 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Socket AM2,2MB, BOXED m/flškt

312372 - Crucial DDR2 PC5300 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched DDR2 PC5300 1024MB CL5

321979 - MSI K9VGM-V, VIA K8M890, Socket-AM2, m-ATX, DDR2, SATA, LAN, VGA, PCI-Ex16

331024 - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM

334591 - XFX GeForce 8600GT 540M 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express, 2xDVI, 540/1400Mhz

340343 - Samsung DVD-burner SH-S202J/BEBN

Cochise
November 11th, 2007, 07:15 PM
nice spec, i personally would get a 100gb drive and a 500gb or something like that and useone as a /home partiton and the other as the root partition, just incase the drive dies. But thats just me im parnoid since my drive died and i lost all my stuff.

Kimm
November 11th, 2007, 07:20 PM
nice spec, i personally would get a 100gb drive and a 500gb or something like that and useone as a /home partiton and the other as the root partition, just incase the drive dies. But thats just me im parnoid since my drive died and i lost all my stuff.

Yeah, its a nice computer. I was mostly thinking about hardware compatability though.

I have a HDD in my current computer that is fairly new, I will probably keep that, and perhaps use it for the actuall OS (and the new one for everything else)

andrek
November 11th, 2007, 07:28 PM
and I'd choose intel core2duo instead of amd

JetskiDude911
November 11th, 2007, 08:07 PM
I agree, go with a Core 2 Duo.

mysticrider92
November 11th, 2007, 08:34 PM
334591 - XFX GeForce 8600GT 540M 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express, 2xDVI, 540/1400Mhz

The computer looks quite fast, but this is the one part that could be a problem with Ubuntu. The 8600 (and any non-8800 nVidia 8-series chip) requires the latest driver for 3D acceleration, but that driver is not yet available for Ubuntu as a .deb. There are options such as Envy or compiling it yourself, but they do not work in all cases. If you can, I would try to get a 7-series card, or make sure you can live without 3D if you have to.

Otherwise, I own an XFX 7600 GT XXX edition, and I really like it. They are very fast out of the box, and very stable.


and I'd choose intel core2duo instead of amd

That AMD proc is very nice, and can compete with almost any C2D for half of the price..

The only other thing, if you have never put together a computer, MSI mainboards can be very confusing because of their lack of documentation. If that is a problem, Asus or Abit makes some nice boards with good manuals, if not, go with the MSI.

[edit] To back up my statement about the processor: http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/cpu/amd-athlon-64-x2-6000.html and http://techreport.com/articles.x/11886/1

Kimm
November 11th, 2007, 08:40 PM
The computer looks quite fast, but this is the one part that could be a problem with Ubuntu. The 8600 (and any non-8800 nVidia 8-series chip) requires the latest driver for 3D acceleration, but that driver is not yet available for Ubuntu as a .deb. There are options such as Envy or compiling it yourself, but they do not work in all cases. If you can, I would try to get a 7-series card, or make sure you can live without 3D if you have to.

Otherwise, I own an XFX 7600 GT XXX edition, and I really like it. They are very fast out of the box, and very stable.



That AMD proc is very nice, and can compete with almost any C2D for half of the price..

The only other thing, if you have never put together a computer, MSI mainboards can be very confusing because of their lack of documentation. If that is a problem, Asus or Abit makes some nice boards with good manuals, if not, go with the MSI.

Thanks! This is actually a package, so I cant change any of the parts, but puting it together shouldnt be a problem :)
And I have a tendency to like AMD CPUs

I dont really need the fastest graphics cards (or 3D at all) most of the time. So I wouldnt mind living without 3D acceleration for a while. And I have compiled the NVIDIA driver before, so hopefully that shouldnt be a problem :popcorn:
Mainly I'm looking forward to a new computer that can take me through college and run all those apps that I so desperately want to run (my current computer is "slightly" old, and feels slow when using several every day apps).

JetskiDude911
November 11th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Oh that's cool then if it's all part of a package. It's a nice setup.

mysticrider92
November 11th, 2007, 08:50 PM
Thanks! This is actually a package, so I cant change any of the parts, but puting it together shouldnt be a problem :)
And I have a tendency to like AMD CPUs

I dont really need the fastest graphics cards (or 3D at all) most of the time. So I wouldnt mind living without 3D acceleration for a while. And I have compiled the NVIDIA driver before, so hopefully that shouldnt be a problem :popcorn:
Mainly I'm looking forward to a new computer that can take me through college and run all those apps that I so desperately want to run (my current computer is "slightly" old, and feels slow when using several every day apps).

If you don't mind those potential problems, you should be fine with that setup. The 6000+ may not be 'the best' processor, but it should feel very fast.

Just as a suggestion, try Arch Linux on there, that thing will fly. :)

UbuntuniX
November 11th, 2007, 08:59 PM
I have the same processor... It seems to have a slight apic compatibility issue with all distros, but it's not a real problem.

Seems good, anyway. ;)

Kimm
November 11th, 2007, 09:03 PM
I have the same processor... It seems to have a slight apic compatibility issue with all distros, but it's not a real problem.

Seems good, anyway. ;)

Could you tell me more about the issue? I'll probably still buy it, but It would be nice to know :)

abadtooth
November 11th, 2007, 09:29 PM
What do you think, would this play well with Ubuntu?


342479 - In-Win C603 Midi Tower ATX Silver/Black , Case w/400W PSU WO/Fan, 2xUSB 2.0

331906 - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Socket AM2,2MB, BOXED m/flškt

312372 - Crucial DDR2 PC5300 2048MB CL5 Kit w/two matched DDR2 PC5300 1024MB CL5

321979 - MSI K9VGM-V, VIA K8M890, Socket-AM2, m-ATX, DDR2, SATA, LAN, VGA, PCI-Ex16

331024 - Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB SATA2 16MB 7200RPM

334591 - XFX GeForce 8600GT 540M 256MB GDDR3, PCI-Express, 2xDVI, 540/1400Mhz

340343 - Samsung DVD-burner SH-S202J/BEBN

I have the same CPU and all is perfect... not sure about the rest...