new linux friendly build

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  1. GOGZILLA

    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    Hey dudes I got about $7-800 that I want to spend on a new machine that needs to be linux friendly. If theres something great that I'm going to miss because of an extra hundred bucks or two I'll spring for it. I pretty much just use the PC at home for regular desktop stuff but my current one is about 7 years old and unable to do more and more stuff. I'm going to be looking into it myself but I know that tons of you guys are great at picking parts out. I need a power supply, ram, motherboard, processor, and graphics card. I don't need it for any specific purpose but obviously want the best I can get for the money. Any help is appreciated greatly bros :h5:
     
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    Linux was designed to run on low-end comps
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    yeah i know dude but its getting increasingly worse to do typical things like even web browsing on this machine. im using xubuntu and its still pretty bad. pages are starting to clunk along that have alot of flash ads and stuff. I don't need to justify this, I just want something new and faster, its been 7 years. After looking around at a couple things I think I should add that I don't do any PC gaming, all xbox, so the graphics card doesnt have to be great.
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    EVGA 132-BL-E758-TR ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #:N82E16813188046
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $269.991[​IMG]
    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    Item #:N82E16820145222
    Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy

    $98.001[​IMG]
    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    Item #:N82E16817139005
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$60.00 Instant
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $159.99
    $99.991[​IMG]
    Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
    Item #:N82E16819115202
    Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

    $288.991[​IMG]
    SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 100245L Video Card
    Item #:N82E16814102770
    Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
    -$5.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate
    $144.99
    $139.99Grand Total:$896.96
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    thats what i got so far, just went on newegg and found compatible stuff that was rated highly. what do you all think?
     
  6. Conrad Metcalf

    Conrad Metcalf Private Inquisitor

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    That kind of money can get you a really nice linux compatible computer at a used computer store,
    with enough left over to get a lot of RAM and a larger hard drive....
     
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    got any microcenters in your area?
    Core i7 920 is like $220 i think
     
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    Also, for about the same price, switch out the PSU with the Corsair 520HX. They are module and reviews consistently think they are more reliable and efficient than the TX models... and 520 is still plenty for that system.
     

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