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Basically what I was thinking, this should run most of the good games too (if you want). I would say get DDR3 stuff, it's cheaper than DDR2 these days. 4G DDR3 is $50 where I've seen most DDR2 at $70, it's a shame.
I don't understand how DDR2 still holds it's value so well. Most boards support DDR3 , but on my sig rig I went with DDR2 (planning on upgrading when bulldozer comes out if ever).
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When I wanted Kubuntu, I grabbed a 1.5 terabyte external drive and installed it there, that way I can use my sig rig as both a windows machine and Linux machine (I didn't want to dual boot)

That was cheaper than building a new PC
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KZ, I did what you are thinking of doing. I could not see downplaying Linux distros if I did not at least try and work with them. I made a Ubuntu 10.10 with a 955,a Fedora 15 with a socket 775 and a Ubuntu 11.04 with a AMD 720. My favorite is the Ubuntu 11.04 followed close by the Fedora and the Ubuntu 10.10 is a great smp folder. I feel you have to try the OS out before you can say it is bunk,and none are bunk but I do have issues getting Wine to work well. I figure I should be able to do all without wine in the future.Good idea you have.
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KZ, I did what you are thinking of doing. I could not see downplaying Linux distros if I did not at least try and work with them. I made a Ubuntu 10.10 with a 955,a Fedora 15 with a socket 775 and a Ubuntu 11.04 with a AMD 720. My favorite is the Ubuntu 11.04 followed close by the Fedora and the Ubuntu 10.10 is a great smp folder. I feel you have to try the OS out before you can say it is bunk,and none are bunk but I do have issues getting Wine to work well. I figure I should be able to do all without wine in the future.Good idea you have.
Thanks I plan to go into CS or software engineering so I might as well get familiar with Linux , and a bunch of different situations. I personally don't think dual booting or VM (as useful as it might be) is the "full experience" in my opinion.
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Thanks I plan to go into CS or software engineering so I might as well get familiar with Linux , and a bunch of different situations. I personally don't think dual booting or VM (as useful as it might be) is the "full experience" in my opinion.
Dual booting is a good option, I do it... Though I mainly dual boot to run windows, I'm in linux over 80% of the time (in it right now). I do however wish I had two systems, one that was 100% linux and the other that I ran both under. It would be nice to have a system that worked all the time and got good performance for media/browsing. Also, having two systems helps on troubleshooting linux. You can be in CLI on one and looking up help on the other, which is why I wish I had a laptop (would be dedicated to Linux). [edit] Just remember that there aren't any real specs for linux, it runs off of netbooks after all (decently too). =P
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Dual booting is a good option, I do it... Though I mainly dual boot to run windows, I'm in linux over 80% of the time (in it right now). I do however wish I had two systems, one that was 100% linux and the other that I ran both under. It would be nice to have a system that worked all the time and got good performance for media/browsing. Also, having two systems helps on troubleshooting linux. You can be in CLI on one and looking up help on the other, which is why I wish I had a laptop (would be dedicated to Linux). [edit] Just remember that there aren't any real specs for linux, it runs off of netbooks after all (decently too). =P
Yeah that's one of the reasons I'm excited I can work on school stuff on one pc fold on the other or vice versa. The troubleshooting application of having two systems is another plus
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Yeah that's one of the reasons I'm excited I can work on school stuff on one pc fold on the other or vice versa. The troubleshooting application of having two systems is another plus
Oh yeah, I hate dual booting because I have all my music stored in EXT4. After the NTFS crash of 09 I decided to move my music to a linux based FS. It's been smooth sailing after that. Not to mention I'm in linux more, didn't make sense to store my media in NTFS.
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It depends on how much you want to spend, but you could get a minimal build with the latest tech (i3 2XXX, integrated graphics) for 400-500$. Good performance and low power consumption.
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the only suggestion i can give you that hasn't already been mentioned.
wired networking is a LOT easier to get going in linux then wireless.
especially in those distros that weren't meant to hold your hand and strip you of power, leaning toward the mac way of things (like noobuntu for instance)

dhcpcd eth0
would be all the command knowledge you would usually need for wired versus
ifconfig wlan0 up&&iwconfig wlan0 essid myroutersname&&rm /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf&&wpa_passphrase myroutersname myrouterspassword >> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf&&wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf&&dhcpcdwlan0


little bit of a difference there.
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the only suggestion i can give you that hasn't already been mentioned.
wired networking is a LOT easier to get going in linux then wireless.
especially in those distros that weren't meant to hold your hand and strip you of power, leaning toward the mac way of things (like noobuntu for instance)

dhcpcd eth0
would be all the command knowledge you would usually need for wired versus
ifconfig wlan0 up&&iwconfig wlan0 essid myroutersname&&rm /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf&&wpa_passphrase myroutersname myrouterspassword >> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf&&wpa_supplicant -B -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf&&dhcpcdwlan0


little bit of a difference there.
Naw, you don't need that stuff any more. I just got my wifi set up perfectly!!! You do have to make an /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (rough estimation on location) and stuff. Once that's set up you just add it to your interfaces file and set it to auto/manual.

http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/HowTo/Wifi

I know it's debian but as far as config editing it should work the same all around. Maybe different locations for the files though.
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