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Old 07-01-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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Hi guys i need some help in buying parts for a desktop computer that i am going to build. I will use it mostly for gaming, video editing, and web browsing. I already have a motherboard that i recently bought and its already in a case i have. I just want to know if i could build a PC with these parts and if they are all compatible with eachother.

motherboard: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2866

memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161182

hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136075

graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161252

processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072

power supplies: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182016

and are all parts compatible with linux?
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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I'll review this and edit my post in just a moment.

Everything should work well together. It should all be compatible with Linux, too. Since Linux operates on all the same PC's that Windows does.

Interestly enough, it seems like the card you picked out doesn't even require a 6pin.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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k thank u so much

hey i was stupid and bought a micro atx motherboard that only supports PCI express x16 and not pci express 2.0 x16. is there really a point in me buying PCI express 2.0 x16 card. and will it even work? because i think i read that they are backwards compatible.
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Yeah, it works. Just at a half the speed. You don't loose alot of graphics processing power. Just some lane bandwidth.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:38 PM   #5
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If you only have a PCI-E 1.0 mobo, then I would find no use for buying a 2.0 card, so stick with what you got.
It seems like a solid build, not bad if you are on a budget.

What linux distro are you using?
It seems like there are so few of us these days.
I use Debian. Tried ubuntu, but am not a big fan of it.
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It seems like you did your research. It's a nice balanced system.

My only recommendation/ comment is that you get two sticks of the RAM (memory). The reason being is that some RAM doesn't mix so well and if you want to get a second stick, that brand or model might not be around when you want to upgrade.
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:30 PM   #7
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What are you using for sound?
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Nice selection of parts. They should work well together. Don't worry about the HD 4670. It will run just fine on the Gigabyte motherboard. I'm in agreement with 63083 in that you should grab two sticks of memory. Since you'll be doing some gaming and editing, you'll need a good amount of memory.



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What are you using for sound?
The motherboard has a built in sound chip.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:01 AM   #9
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yea i just did some research on memory ram and it says 2 sticks give u 20-30% faster bandwidth. i will probobly get 4gb too since now my friend will let me use his vista home premium 64 bit disc. and linux cant play pc games, right?
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Linux can play linux games.
Wine windows compatibility layer allows a very limited number of older windows games to work on linux.

Like I said...what distro? and have you ever used linux before?
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