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Thread: Thinking of building a new computer, Ideas? Compatability?

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    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    London, England
    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Thinking of building a new computer, Ideas? Compatability?


    Im currently running breezy on a P4 2.6Ghz (533FSB), with 512 ram, an Abit it7-max2 motherboard, and an Nvidia mx400 (128Mb)

    Im thinking of upgrading this to this spec:
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    Asus A8N-E SKT 939 NFORCE 4 AUDIO LAN PCI-Express ATX
    Gainward 6600 GT 128MB ULTRA/1960PCX XP 128MB
    Crucial 1GB kit (512MBx2) DDR PC3200
    NEC ND3550A 16X DVD±RW Dual Layer

    That would set me back about £460 (GBP). I intend to keep my maxtor 7200RPM 80Gb HDD as the boot device, Booting breezy for the time being, switching to dapper soon after its release.

    I just wondered if people had any experience with this sort of set up (e.g. any compatability problems), and what sort of performance boost this would give me.

    I would also like to get a nice dedicated sound card, possibly a creative, as i hear this will give me alot better sound, and also make multiple sounds at once work better? Also, the sound quality in ubuntu compared to winXP on my onbard sound card (realtek) is nowhere near as high, would this be fixed by a new card. Recommendations welcomed

    Thanks in advance

    James Cox

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    Join Date
    Jul 2005

    Re: Thinking of building a new computer, Ideas? Compatability?

    Everthing on you list should work.

    Yes a dedcated sound card has hardware mixing so you can play multiple sounds.


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