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post #11 of 21
I'd also go with a Core 2 Duo, they will run cooler and also use less power. Also a Core 2 Duo at 2.6 Ghz is like an Athlon at 3.25 Ghz.
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Forgot to add that with a BE, you need your own cooling. IMHO, this is one of the best AM2 coolers out there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835887011
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post #13 of 21
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

For the processor and mobo. It's relatively the same price as the Athlon X2 6400+ and the Asus mobo, but you see a whole lot better performance. You'll also see less heat and less power consumption.
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by JoeUbi View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

For the processor and mobo. It's relatively the same price as the Athlon X2 6400+ and the Asus mobo, but you see a whole lot better performance. You'll also see less heat and less power consumption.
Whoa, no need for the 8400. I suggested the E2220 and an ep31 DS3L for him.

He may want to stay with AMD, so let him.
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post #15 of 21
I noticed two hard drives, but a motherboard that does not support RAID. You're probably just using one as storage but just wanted to make sure you're aware that the DS3L will not do RAID.

Is this rig being overclocked? If not I see no need for the CM 690. Plenty of $35-50 cases will work just fine, and there's lots that are still attractive like the CM 690. Try a CM Elite 330 or a CM Centurion 5.

What is this rig being used for? I know Linux, but what is he doing with Linux, basic office stuff? It seems to me that there's a lot of overkill in this rig. Does he really need a $200 E8400 meant for hard core gamers? He definitely doesn't need 650W of power, a 430, 450 or at most a 500W will be much more affordable and provide plenty of power. Try an Antec earthwatts or a Corsair VX series for dependability and afforability. You could also save $10-30 with a cheaper motherboard. Also, does he really need 640GB of storage? A 160GB or 250GB drive is plenty for most people.
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post #16 of 21
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Don't get a light scribe DVD drive, I don't think linux supports it.
Yes it does. I use lightscribe on my Linux install all the time. And it's GUI. Even though I don't use Ubuntu, I am sure the Ubuntu guys have the lightscribe software in their repos.
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post #17 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Locool676 View Post
Don't get a light scribe DVD drive, I don't think linux supports it.

And get a 5000BE and overclock it. There is no need to get a 6400.


Also,
I'm not trying to be a fan boy, but it may be cheaper to go with intel for this one.
Quote:
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IDE drive is bad. Also, 3870 is overkill... you can buy a cheaper GPU. Most Linux games don't have very demanding graphics.
There aren't many "Linux games" to begin with. Most people who game in Linux run Windows games through WINE. Results may vary depending on the game, but there is no need to hold back on graphics cards. I say get all the graphics card you can afford.
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post #18 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Locool676 View Post
It may be to much.

If you can find a deal on an 8600GTS, go for it. Linux is hardly demanding. Unless it's going to be a dual boot machine.
What does this mean? Linux is as demanding as the aps you throw at it, just like any other OS. Further, I fail to see exactly why dual-booting would cause more stress on Linux? You're either running one or the other -- they don't interfere with each other.

To the original poster: Don't listen to the advice in regard to Linux in this thread: most of the folks that have posted don't know what they're talking about.

Treat your build just like you would if you were building a Windows box. The only thing I agree with is the guy who said stick with nVidia graphics cards -- he is right, nVidia seems to be more on the ball with their Linux drivers than ATI does.
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post #19 of 21
Go with a Q6600 still. Everything else seems fine.
With that mobo you should hit 3ghz easy with a good cooler (true or tuniq).
If you want to stay with the e8400 which is still a superb choice, then continue to get a better graphics card such as an 8800gt. Native linux games run pretty well but some thru wine arents all perfect and willneed tweaking.

Oh, and a tip. When installing GPU drivers in the future if using Buntu google Envy. If you (somehow) fail to get that working try sudo killall gdm I think it was. Youll need to ctrl-alt-backspace or init 3 first though.
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post #20 of 21
This is linux, so I'd say focus on CPU/RAM rather than GPU. Go for a quad and maybe a cheap 4GB kit. Compiz needs almost no horsepower to run, and linux won't do much that is more graphically demanding
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