[SWLUG] New build

Gerald Davies 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.
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-QUAD-PHENOMII-955-12-8Ghz-8GB-1000GB-8200-1GB-CVO_W0QQitemZ120489050225QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_DesktopPCs?hash=item1c0db50071
> or
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-PhenomII-955-12-8Ghz-4GB-500GB-9600GT-2GB-WIZ_W0QQitemZ140357448034QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_DesktopPCs?hash=item20adf4b162
> or
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-PhenomII-955-12-8Ghz-8GB-1000GB-GTS250-1GB-WIZ_W0QQitemZ140357445022QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_DesktopPCs?hash=item20adf4a59e.
> 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
> Linux?
> Cheers,
> Marcus
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