[SWLUG] New build
gerald.davies at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 15:42:48 UTC 2009
Just have this up and running. Check out component parts from
Novatech. Will slightly stretch your £500 mark.
NOV-265S, LIT-S104, SAM-F1320, BB-8304A
Although replaced the PSU with OCZ-S600 as the original couldn't power
the GPU. Hands up - mistake on my part. Hey ho. Only downside is the
GPU covers a few SATA slots, but it's a test bed machine for things to
Ubuntu was rampant on it before the GPU was up and running, but will
probably put that and/or something else on it.
On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 15:26, Marcus Davage
<marcus.davage at googlemail.com> wrote:
> A bit of advice, ladies and gentlemen, if you please.
> My home machine is creaking (self-build, c. 2001, AMD 850MHz, 120GB+30GB
> HD, 1GB DDR, Rage 128 gfx), and I'm looking at a few nice machines built
> by Palicomp, on eBay, e.g.
> Basically, I want a Quad-core 64bit 12GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB SATA, but as I
> don't play games, I'm not bothered too much about the gfx card. It also
> has to be < £500. What I *will* be doing is running Ubuntu 9.10 (with
> Windows XP for iTunes, under VirtualBox), and maybe some CPU-intensive
> server apps.
> Does anyone have any recommendations, re. gfx cards and their support in
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