View Full Version : [ubuntu] SFF box w/ an ubuntu OS (First Build)

July 28th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I just recently found about ubuntu's existance and I am thrilled by the idea that I can use something other than Micrapsoft and being tied down and when they get around to fixing stuff they will. As I am 100% new to linux I am trying to find out all I can and I want to build a SFF pc w/ubuntu as it's OS . But I want to use it for Light to mild gaming, coping watching DVD's (very important to me) , web surfing, and also basics. I need feedback on wether or not this would get the job done w/a ubuntu os and anything i've missed

Case: Ultra MicroFly mx6 w/600w ps http://ultraproducts.com/product_details.php?cPath=13&pPath=439&productID=604
Motherboard: Asrock Microatx w/pci 2.0 slot http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157127
Cpu: Amd x2 45w 2.5Ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103255
Hsf: Scythe Ninja Mini http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185046
Memory: Adata 2gb stick ddr800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211
Hard Drive: 160gb WD ( I know this is small but I amining for a near silent pc and this has the best reviewws) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075
DVDrw: Samsung 22x lightscribe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151173

This is my base and I plan on upgrading to a ATI 4750 or 70 but with that comes a powersupply that i cant afford yet, which is why i went with the asrock mobo with the pci 2.0 slot so it leaves me room for future upgrades and i cant get this option with a intel based microATX mobo, thus the reason for amd and plus the price performance factor . Well let me know of anything i missed or what you know works well w/ubuntu . thankyou for your help.