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    New PC configuration suggestion.

    Hi friends,

    My home PC is pretty old (1.8 Ghz P4 processor, 40GB HDD and 128MB ram). I want to reassemble my PC, but I cant invest lot of money into it. From what I see the major components I need are MotherBoard, Processor, RAM and HDD.
    Can anyone please name some companies and model numbers of the hardwares which work well on Ubuntu/Kubuntu or *buntu.

    I also have some queries regarding performance of processors. I was planning for Intel i3 processors. I heard that AMD processors are cheaper than Intel processors. Are AMD processors as good as Intel processors? If yes, which processor is equivalent to i3?

    Sorry I forgot to add few details about usage:
    My home PC is mostly going to be used for Internet Surfing, Office documents and Playing songs.
    Last edited by c2tarun; September 4th, 2012 at 11:34 AM.

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    Re: New PC configuration suggestion.

    I'm using AMD 1070T processor with Asus mobo. I think the better choices you are having are AMD 1070 and AMD 1090 processors. They both have multiple cores. Linux Support is based on the chip-set rather than the motherboard company. My suggestion is to go with better graphics card. If you are looking for on-board integrated graphics, make sure that they are supported at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver before making the choice of motherboard.

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    Re: New PC configuration suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao View Post
    I'm using AMD 1070T processor with Asus mobo. I think the better choices you are having are AMD 1070 and AMD 1090 processors. They both have multiple cores. Linux Support is based on the chip-set rather than the motherboard company. My suggestion is to go with better graphics card. If you are looking for on-board integrated graphics, make sure that they are supported at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RadeonDriver before making the choice of motherboard.

    Sorry for such a noob question, When you say chip-set what do you exactly mean by chip-set?

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    Re: New PC configuration suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by c2tarun View Post
    Sorry for such a noob question, When you say chip-set what do you exactly mean by chip-set?
    Sorry for the delay. I mean to say the actual graphics and other stuffs used by the motherboard. You can check this page for better idea. Also, consider the graphics (Nvidia/ATI) when you selecting the motherboard.

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    Talking Re: New PC configuration suggestion.

    Quote Originally Posted by c2tarun View Post
    Sorry for such a noob question, When you say chip-set what do you exactly mean by chip-set?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipset

    To the Tread creator:

    Your Budget??

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    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

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