Just a small build I put together. Nothing crazy. Running Ubuntu just to learn the ropes with. I did not want to take up any more space with a tower and this little guy fits nicely into a little cubby in my desk.
More Pics pls.... no no no not the computer, the cat
As a fellow CM Elite 130 and R9 270X user I say Kudos to your build. Sweet deal on the PSU
Man, Love your build as well! It's funny that you snagged the 270X as well! I initially was going to build this with a A10 6800K too and changed my decision last minute after looking at available motherboards at my local microcenter! Your build looks very nice btw!
The 270x was really a good deal but it was difficult to get the price tag I wanted with all the bitcoin mining but I had a more flexible selection of components since I shopped most of it via amazon. Thanks btw and you better love it cuz we got a kick-*** case and GPU but hands down your rig has more "oomph" compared to my setup and you generally have the more superior parts given we virtually have identical price as a total (well if you disregard the shipping cost I have to pay... lol)
Pretty good build, nice choice in parts. I would have gone with a bigger SSD but I'm not sure how big linix is, other than that +1. Aslo I'm kinda sketchy about that PSU.
Linux is not big at all depending on which version you want. Most will install on a 1 or 2GB flash drive.
Why Sketchy on the PSU? I have had the Fatal1ty special edition of this exact same model for about 5 years, I have just moved it from machine to machine, no issues with it ever and I always hear good things about OCZ PSUs.
It's a great PSU, it's just that OCZ is out of business now and therefore getting a replacement PSU if yours dies isn't going to work anymore. Some people prefer an additional safety net, but honestly OCZ was an awesome brand and failure rates were really low anyway.
That is good to hear! Nice to be reassured.
It is true that they are out of business, they were bought by Toshiba. They however do still have customer service, because I just called them last week to order another 6+2 pin cable. They said that through Toshiba they will still replace and honor their inventory, so that's nice.
I wanted to get a Samsung EVO. The size definately runs what I need it for on Linux. Just basic stuff and some very entry level mining on the side. The Samsung EVO was $100 so I decided just to use the old 750GB Spinpoint I had laying around but once I saw the $40 SSD I caved.
Also, I wanted to go with the Corsair PSU but for a modular PSU from corsair that had enough 6-Pin cables for the GPU directly from the PSU I was looking at spending $130. I bought this for $55 figuring even if it goes in a year or Two it will have served it's purpose. It was painful to purchase this PSU, but good reviews on NewEgg and a crazy low price convinced me to take a leap of faith.
The Kitty approves!
Thanks RyneSmith! That She Does!
Nice build and feline approved! +1
Feline Assisted Manufactured. No Feline's were injured in the assembly of this build.
+1 from me. I like it.
its a bit late to ask but... how is that psu doing cuz i might get it if i really want to +1 by the way
That's a rocking build, man!
Great job, and the prices are solid to boot.
Looking to build this. Where'd you find the mobo at that price?
Overall awesome build! I got a Elite 130 and a Kaveri 7850k build that is in the works. Just waiting on Amazon shipping my APU. D:
You should look into setting up a vnc server on the linux box, running a vnc session permanently, configure putty and generate some RSA keys for SSH into the box, then just VNC into the box. Seems a bit complicated, but once you get a feel for things and get a hang of some of the commands it is a fun exercise that is very useful.
Dual screen on the main windows PC, and have the VNC session from the ubuntu box on the second screen. This would clear up some clutter and cut down on the multi keyboard + mouse set up. It also looks really cool being able to run two systems from one visible set up.
Some links to help you get started!
Solid parts, solid execution. +1
how much did you pay for the cat? did it cost more than the graphics card?
That's a Ciger! It's a Tiger trapped in a Cat's body.