View Full Version : [ubuntu] Building new Machine

November 18th, 2008, 12:42 AM
Here is a list of the current hardware I am looking to use in building a new machine:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3Ghz 6m Cache 1333FSB LGA 775
Albatron PX680i LT SLi NVidia nForce 680i Lite Version 8 Channel Audio GBLan
Kingston Twin Pack HYPER X 2x1 gig (2gig) DDR2 1066Mhz CL4 (PC2-8500 CL5)
ASUS EN9600GT 512meg DDR3 HDMI HDCP Dual DVI HDTV-Out Model:
Samsung 22x DVD Burner BLACK SATA OEM NERO Software Model :SH-S223
Coolermaster Silent PRO 600watt M SERIES Model: RS-600-AMBA-D3
Western Digital 320GB 7200rpm SATAII JS

Based on an earlier post I know I will get better performance using the 64 bit version of Ubuntu (may also consider getting 2x 1GB Memory Modules).

Do ALSA Drivers support the on board 8 Channel HD Sound of the mobo? (HDA (Azalia))

I am also looking at getting the Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard for use with World of Warcraft. I have seen that access of the extra function keys can be used by using the keyboard layout with the G15 daemon.

Does the LCD supply support WoW through Wine? I was thinking that after the correct keyboard device is selected the Windows Drivers could be installed in Wine? Or is this not needed?

With my current machine it uses a 450W power supply and I think that may be causing issues with their not being enough USB power. Is 600W sufficient for the devices listed above? (Usually will only have a USB Mouse, Keyboad and occasionaly a WD Passport drive)

November 18th, 2008, 05:40 AM
I'd personally go for a 800W plus PSU.

January 4th, 2009, 11:11 AM
* 800W is crazy overkill. 500W is plenty for what you've described.

* I would avoid the 680i and go for something with an Intel chipset. Those tend to be more compatible with Linux than the nVidia ones.

* Go for 4 GB of RAM so you can later upgrade to 8GB (4x2GB DIMM). They are wicked cheap ($25AR for a 2x2GB kit on newegg)

* No idea about the gaming whatsit

January 4th, 2009, 12:13 PM
+1 for 500W. 600W is ok just to be safe. 800W is unnecessary!
+1 for 4GB ram.