Description

Built for an economy machine running Linux. Installed Edubuntu. Works like a dream. Linux has come a long ways from text entry to graphics interface competitive with latest Windows or Mac operating systems. OS would be transparent to most users. Used the parts listed below plus an 80G hard drive (bulk purchase from ebay). So entire system is about $160. Edubuntu would run but not install until hard drive was formatted using a formatting utility. Wireless connected immediately. Case is nice and roomy though the motherboard has only two card slots (PCI and PCIe). Motherboard and CPU combo was a big help since didn't have to risk damaging socket (been there, done that). Motherboard and case wires mated well though had to do a little research on power and reset connector locations. Wouldn't change a thing and plan to make a dozen with the rest of the hard drives. PCPartPicker was a huge help with compatibility.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

Sorry for sounding stupid but what is this build for? I don't know much about Linux.

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

Linux requires nothing pretty much to run. so this is a small build that im pretty sure runs linux like a dream

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Time to get on the Linux bandwagon. Tired of MS flops? Don't want the high price Apple stuff? Go Linux. Do a little research on the Linux distributions. They've come a long way. Ubuntu is transparent to the user. Won't know you're not using Windows.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

So since I have this build, What would happen if I downloaded Linux? Would all my stuff stay? Would there be a problem since I already have Win 7? What if I don't like it? Can I switch back?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You can (1) try Linux without loading, (2) install Linux as a second OS, or (3) replace Win 7 and use your Win 7 somewhere else.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Second to that; what did it get used for? A school perhaps?

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice build! Not sure about the PSU though. They aren't very good.

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

What is this Madness.. an integrated CPU o3o

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Linux doesnt need a processor apparently

Best OS to date

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You can literally run it on the CPU a hard drive uses to manage its cache lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent choice of wireless card.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a great set up for Linux. Some Linux distros can run flawlessly on even 1GB with slight edits (Mint for example), so I'm sure this build will be great for small general usage like writing, internet surfing, video watching etc etc.

Never heard of that PSU though.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 4 linux!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

How many fan mounts are on that case? I plan on running a file server in the Apex case, although i am looking at others.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for micro atx in a full atx

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for Ubuntu

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

20 months later it still looks like a nice build!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome :)

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  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang... That is creepy.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Why didn't you save money by buying a RAID compatible motherboard, and then running a RAID 0, in which the system would read/write data faster, being that the hardrives are combined into one machine. If you do not know what RAID is, you can simply look it up, computer enthusiasts use it to make their machine perform faster than other retail machines for a nominal price.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend changing out that PSU ASAP

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Really hate to give you a heart attack but those PSU’s have a tendency to explode

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick PC, can it run minecraft wit shader doe

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

trash

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

No CPU?

  • 73 months ago
  • 6 points

The CPU is an Athlon II X2 it's with the motherboard.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 7 points

Lets try to keep it civil.

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

There's no point in personal insults just because somebody happened to not know something. They did not know the CPU is already on the mobo, and now they do, so relax.

  • 73 months ago
  • 5 points

Ohh I didn't see :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

:D good for you.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol "comment deleted by staff"

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