Lets jump right into this:
The Set up
I plan on building a new PC at the beginning of this year. I have never been a Linux user before now, and I want to utilize this system to my full advantage. I realize there are some incompatibilities when it comes to using hardware for Windows based computer systems and switching to Linux. I know they can run-- but I would estimate that it could be better with the right equipment.
Therefore, since I have a painfully shy approach to fellow humans in the real world, could some of you give any kind advice on what some of your favorite pieces of computer hardware are if you were putting together a machine specifically for Linux?
Building the PC
This thread would be for anybody who wanted to search for this question. So please include any versions of Linux that are your favorite and what you would use per; video card, motherboard, RAM, hard drives...etc. well some of these would certainly be up to personal electronic tastes as not every piece of a computer would participate in the functionality of a Linux operating system.
I use my personal computer for Internet browsing, downloading videos/music/programs, recording videos, a little gaming, so personally my RAM and hard drive will be higher and should be taken into consideration with the rest of the PC building. (Not very much gaming so the hardcore video card stuff is not necessary for this).
Linux distros to include and for consideration- Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xbuntu, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, and more.
I have only used 2 versions of Ubuntu and have had issues with both on my netbook. So when I build this computer I would like it to run better than ever, and I would like to try out several others I have heard a little about, but never gotten close to installing.
Also my budget is around the mid thousand dollar mark. So $650 would be a desired limit. Of course this is just to get something up and running and additional money can be added as time progresses.
Please discuss, thank you.