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post #11 of 14
In that regard, it seems like a very fine PC. I would think, however, that there's no reason not to go for 4 GB of RAM. Browsers can be fairly memory-hungry and being out of memory is extremely annoying.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok, I will update the parts list.
post #13 of 14
Any reason you chose the Intel chip over one of the AMD APUs?

The AMD A4-3300 APU clocks in at 2.5 ghz rather than the 1.9 from the intel chip at roughly the same price
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106013

An MSI FM1 socket motherboard for 10 dollars more than the foxcon one
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130641

Given the increase in performance as well as the ability to drop the GPU, saving money on the part and shipping, i think the ~15 dollar increase would be well worth it.

Also, the SSD (while an amazing price for sure) is also far to expensive for this build. A Samsung bare drive 320gb goes for 40 bucks less, which is basically enough to pay for the majority of the shipping costs. Just for the Ultra budget thing, i think a standard hard drive with the option to add an SSD would be a far better choice, IMO. thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152244

Also for ram, if you want 4 gb why not get the patriot signature 4 gb stick for 15 bucks? That must be the best price/size ratio out there.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148221

Just my thoughts, take from this what you will! thumb.gif

Edit: If you are going with ubuntu, why have a disk drive at all? save 15 bucks and pay for the ram. I dont have a CD drive in my tower and i havent noticed the loss. Ever. Also, sorry for using Newegg exclusively. I dislike the way part picker is setup for searches and things like that.
Edited by M3nta1 - 2/10/13 at 8:12am
Lenovo E540
(10 items)
 
Plex Server
(11 items)
 
Former Main Rig
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4702M 20C6008QUS Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Thinkpad DDR3 Laptop RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro Lenovo DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer Windows 7 Professional Lenovo E540 
MouseOther
E540 UltraNav with FingerPrint Reader Intel Wireless-N 7260 2X2 BGN+Bluetooth 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Pentium G3420 Gigabyte H81M-S2PV G.Skill Value Series 4TB Western Digital Green 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG GH20NS15 Intel Heatsink Ubuntu 12.04LTS Insignia 19 inch 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K400 Corsair CX430 Zaleman ZM-T2 
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Lenovo E540
(10 items)
 
Plex Server
(11 items)
 
Former Main Rig
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4702M 20C6008QUS Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 Thinkpad DDR3 Laptop RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro Lenovo DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer Windows 7 Professional Lenovo E540 
MouseOther
E540 UltraNav with FingerPrint Reader Intel Wireless-N 7260 2X2 BGN+Bluetooth 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Pentium G3420 Gigabyte H81M-S2PV G.Skill Value Series 4TB Western Digital Green 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG GH20NS15 Intel Heatsink Ubuntu 12.04LTS Insignia 19 inch 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K400 Corsair CX430 Zaleman ZM-T2 
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post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by M3nta1 View Post

Any reason you chose the Intel chip over one of the AMD APUs?

The AMD A4-3300 APU clocks in at 2.5 ghz rather than the 1.9 from the intel chip at roughly the same price
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106013

An MSI FM1 socket motherboard for 10 dollars more than the foxcon one
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130641

Given the increase in performance as well as the ability to drop the GPU, saving money on the part and shipping, i think the ~15 dollar increase would be well worth it.

Also, the SSD (while an amazing price for sure) is also far to expensive for this build. A Samsung bare drive 320gb goes for 40 bucks less, which is basically enough to pay for the majority of the shipping costs. Just for the Ultra budget thing, i think a standard hard drive with the option to add an SSD would be a far better choice, IMO. thumb.gif
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152244

Also for ram, if you want 4 gb why not get the patriot signature 4 gb stick for 15 bucks? That must be the best price/size ratio out there.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148221

Just my thoughts, take from this what you will! thumb.gif

Edit: If you are going with ubuntu, why have a disk drive at all? save 15 bucks and pay for the ram. I dont have a CD drive in my tower and i havent noticed the loss. Ever. Also, sorry for using Newegg exclusively. I dislike the way part picker is setup for searches and things like that.

Mostly Intel fanboyance tongue.gif. I just like Intel a lot.
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