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Building a new computer...

Discussion in 'Offtopic' started by Everdras, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Everdras Bit Shifter

    So, upon arriving home, I've found that my desktop will no longer POST. My guess is the RAM or the mobo is bad. The machine is 6ish years old though, and I'm considering upgrading just to be rid of its hassle.

    So, I looked around a bit for some parts, and this is the setup I'm considering...

    CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115074
    $189

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145260
    $33

    HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822148321
    $80

    Optical Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827151233
    $20

    Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814500194
    $150

    MOBO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131706
    $125

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817182191
    $70

    Cooling
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835233011
    $45

    Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811166004
    $70

    For the OS, I'm thinking I'll use Fedora or Ubuntu, and just use Wine for any games I'd want to play.


    Anyone have any thoughts, opinions, etc? This is my first time building a computer, though I've spent enough time upgrading/fixing my old desktop that I think I'd be capable of putting everything together easily enough.
  2. I haven't looked at all of it yet, but, there isn't a need to buy an additional sound card. Your mobo already has one. I'm an audiophile and engineer recordings and live gigs. Creative Labs is par with everything else in my book. Most mobo's use AC '97 and it is pretty suffice.
  3. Everdras Bit Shifter

    I'm now leaning Fedora for the OS too, since it looks like Canonical isn't going to start liking GNOME 3 anytime soon. Plus, Fedora is more secure.