View Full Version : What do you think of my Linux machine I hope to build?

Lord Xeb
April 26th, 2008, 09:27 PM
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Once I get it together, I'm hoping to OC the processor to 3.06, but I am not sure yet. Will the graphics card work? Will I have any trouble with the M/B?

April 26th, 2008, 09:29 PM
You can get a 500 GB Hd for about the same price or maybe even a little less now.

April 26th, 2008, 09:33 PM
two cases and two power supplies? I personally recommend the centurion case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119068

Lord Xeb
April 27th, 2008, 03:14 AM
Oops... I will fix that later... but I am going with the Xion... I think. I like things cool man, and the cooler the better, so I am not sure if I will go with the 900 or Xion

April 27th, 2008, 03:27 AM
this may be out of date due to the fact last time I build a system was a few years ago (intels as hot(in a bad way) anymore), but i recomend getting a 3rd party fan. Id also consider getting a graphics card cooler, but that may be because i got a rubbish case

April 27th, 2008, 03:30 AM
If I were you I would not OC that processor. First of all you will need very adaquate cooling, second it will shorten the life of the processor by OC'ing it that much. I would suggest either an e6600 or cheap quad core. They are not that expensive anymore.

April 27th, 2008, 03:31 AM
Why did you pick the SLI mainboard, if you're going to use a, well, lower-end GeForce9600 with it? And 650W is too beefy a PSU for this setup, too.

You might want to check out these buyer's guides at TechReport:
Your budget seems to be somewhere inbetween the two.

Of course if you want open source graphics drivers, you'd get rid of the Nvidia card and take an Intel G35 integrated graphics board.

April 27th, 2008, 05:13 AM
You can get a 500 GB Hd for about the same price or maybe even a little less now.

Yeah, I just picked up a 500gb drive for about 100$ if you're willing to spend 10$ more.

April 27th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Better video card option would be evga's 8800GTS (640MB 320-bit)

The 8800 series is benching better than the 9600 series-- and the linux driver for the 8800 series will be more mature.

In particular, with this card, you're getting the 320-bit memory interface which helps prevent your card from bottlenecking itself.

I got the KO version of this card and can vouch that it works very nicely with 8.04 (beta at least).