Re: New PC configuration suggestion.
My current build is a Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2PT w/ LGA 775 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3Ghz 4GiB's DDR3 1066 Ram (crucial) 250GB+160GB WD SATA HDDs 3Gb/s this build has worked flawless for me and it only cost me about 175$ The mobo was only 50$ (microcenters) I got the processor for 35$ pulled it from a dead HP Elite 8000 Rocketfish Heat sink and Fan 20$ Crucial 2Gb DDR3 Ram $13.99x2 I had the 250Gb HDD from my old build and the 160Gb HDD I also pulled from the HP Elite 8000.
(my old build was a Jetway MCP61 w/ Amd Athlon 64 x2 6000+ 4GiB DDR2 800 Ram and an Integrated Nvidia Geforce 6150se Nforce 430 the intergrated Nvidia card gave me so many problems after 10.04 that it was a major reason I upgraded my build overall the Intel Core 2 Duo seems quite a bit faster then the Athlon both were clocked at 3Ghz but the Athlon was 95nm i think versus the 45nm Intel)
+ Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 64bit +
Lubuntu 12.04 PPC 32bit G4 | Ubuntu 12.04 PPC 64bit G5