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Sweet Spot
July 3rd, 2008, 04:46 AM
So I finally decided to build a new box, and it took about a week to compile a list and order the parts from Newegg. Ordered this last night:

Antec "Three Hundred" Mini Tower, and Antec (80) Earthwatts EA430D PSU

BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

$79.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4600DOBOX - Retail


$56.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

$94.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail

$89.99


Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-215DBK - OEM

$30.99


MASSCOOL Fanner-420 Thermal Grease - Retail
I
$1.99

2

Antec 761345-75120-9 120mm Case Fan - Retail

$19.98
($9.99 ea)

Subtotal $374.92
Tax $32.96
UPS 3 DAYS $18.86
Order Total $426.74


Stupid Internet TAX ! I can't wait to move out of Ny.. I mean, we pay taxes out the ***, yet we have the worst (filthy, stinky, unvented, disease ridden, broken down, never on time, always fake construction to look like people are working, but they're not because they've been doing this since I'm a kid and nothing every changes) train systems, horrific roads, crappiest skewl system (see ?) and all we do is keep paying more and more.. yet get nothing back in return. And now freeking Democrats have to *I'm not biased politically either way* take more money out of my pocket in order to stuff their already bulging pockets w/internet taxes for NYS ? Ridiculous.

/rant.


But I'm sure excited to build my new Ubuntu system !

stchman
July 3rd, 2008, 07:25 AM
Is the mobo Linux compatible? The AMD 780G chipset?

The onboard ATI HD 3200 should work.

You are going to run Hardy 64? Correct?

Portable_Jim
July 3rd, 2008, 09:57 AM
So I finally decided to build a new box, and it took about a week to compile a list and order the parts from Newegg. Ordered this last night:

Antec "Three Hundred" Mini Tower, and Antec (80) Earthwatts EA430D PSU

BIOSTAR TFORCE TA780G M2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

$79.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.4GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4600DOBOX - Retail


$56.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

$94.99

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail

$89.99


Pioneer 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model DVR-215DBK - OEM

$30.99


MASSCOOL Fanner-420 Thermal Grease - Retail
I
$1.99

2

Antec 761345-75120-9 120mm Case Fan - Retail

$19.98
($9.99 ea)

Subtotal $374.92
Tax $32.96
UPS 3 DAYS $18.86
Order Total $426.74


Stupid Internet TAX ! I can't wait to move out of Ny.. I mean, we pay taxes out the ***, yet we have the worst (filthy, stinky, unvented, disease ridden, broken down, never on time, always fake construction to look like people are working, but they're not because they've been doing this since I'm a kid and nothing every changes) train systems, horrific roads, crappiest skewl system (see ?) and all we do is keep paying more and more.. yet get nothing back in return. And now freeking Democrats have to *I'm not biased politically either way* take more money out of my pocket in order to stuff their already bulging pockets w/internet taxes for NYS ? Ridiculous.

/rant.


But I'm sure excited to build my new Ubuntu system !
Cool.I hope, for your sake, that the hardware is Linux compatible. :) I custom built my system, yet still it does not suspend properly. :(

Sweet Spot
July 3rd, 2008, 12:14 PM
It's experimental I guess. Not sure if the MoBo will work since I didn't see any documentation for it. If not, then I'll RMA it and get one that's tried and true. Either way, yeah I"ll be running a 64 bit version of Ubuntu. Hope the stuff comes today.

atomkarinca
July 3rd, 2008, 12:21 PM
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Wow! 640 GB! I still have a 20GB harddisk :)

Sweet Spot
July 3rd, 2008, 12:54 PM
Wow! 640 GB! I still have a 20GB harddisk :)


Funny thing is, your 20 gig probably cost the same as what I just paid for the 640, right ?

atomkarinca
July 3rd, 2008, 12:56 PM
Funny thing is, your 20 gig probably cost the same as what I just paid for the 640, right ?

I can't remember, it's been ages since I bought that :) but most probably I paid even more.

Sweet Spot
July 3rd, 2008, 05:12 PM
Man I love Newegg. Order just came in for everything but the processor, because that one shipped from California. One day delivery.. just fantastic. (granted I'm not that far from Joysee)

So now I wait for the processor, which hopefully won't take too long. And then pray for the best !

stchman
July 3rd, 2008, 05:23 PM
It's experimental I guess. Not sure if the MoBo will work since I didn't see any documentation for it. If not, then I'll RMA it and get one that's tried and true. Either way, yeah I"ll be running a 64 bit version of Ubuntu. Hope the stuff comes today.

If that one does not work, this might be a better Linux mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131318

Nvidia is much more Linux friendly than ATI.

Sweet Spot
July 4th, 2008, 04:30 AM
If that one does not work, this might be a better Linux mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131318

Nvidia is much more Linux friendly than ATI.

I was looking at that board, amongst other Asus ones. I passed because of the VIA chipset and something else which I can't remember. (was told to steer clear of via)

As for ATI, this has been true traditionally speaking. But it looks as if this might be a thing of the past with ATI (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_evolution&num=1) At least, from now on hopefully. Not that this has beans to do with my current situation I think. If the board turns out to be a no go, I'll go with what works.

Doug

tamoneya
July 4th, 2008, 05:54 AM
If that one does not work, this might be a better Linux mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131318

Nvidia is much more Linux friendly than ATI.

ATI is currently more linux friendly than Nvidia. ATI has opened up their drivers for linux development while Nvidia just releases precompiled linux drivers. The reason why people say nvidia over ati for gfx cards is that the ati drivers just havent been open for long enough so the nvidia ones are still more mature. Also Intel typically does better than both ati or nvidia but they dont come into the discussion since it is usually concerning graphics cards. When you start talking about motherboards though and you want the best compatability look for the intel ones. They dont have to be made by intel but they should use intel north and south bridges.

JEB1517
July 19th, 2008, 03:02 AM
so whats the update on this new build? I'm curious because I have the same motherboard (from gigabyte). I'm currently running an AMD 4850e and corsair 2x1gb 1066 dominator with it. However, I accidentally installed the wrong version. I had two images, the amd-64bit image and the i386 image and I got the CDs mixed up. Some pictures (such as image verification codes aren't working) as well as any picture on blackberry.com so I don't know if its because of driver issues or because I should install the amd64 version. Let me know how it turns out for you.

Sweet Spot
July 21st, 2008, 03:01 AM
so whats the update on this new build? I'm curious because I have the same motherboard (from gigabyte). I'm currently running an AMD 4850e and corsair 2x1gb 1066 dominator with it. However, I accidentally installed the wrong version. I had two images, the amd-64bit image and the i386 image and I got the CDs mixed up. Some pictures (such as image verification codes aren't working) as well as any picture on blackberry.com so I don't know if its because of driver issues or because I should install the amd64 version. Let me know how it turns out for you.


Everything is running as smooth as a baby's behind sir ! ;) Though admittedly, Ubuntu Gutsy wouldn't recognize the onboard NIC. I have yet to try Ubuntu Hardy, but am happily (well, except for a minor torrent issue) rollin' with Kubuntu. :) Go for it buddy, it's all good in this hood !

doug