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Hello, I have finally decided to upgrade from my ancient and now partially broken PC, but my knowledge of recent hardware is not great. To make things more interesting, save ...
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    a new PC for linux for review


    Hello,

    I have finally decided to upgrade from my ancient and now partially broken PC, but my knowledge of recent hardware is not great.

    To make things more interesting, save some money, and hopefully learn something in the way, I decided to buy parts separately and assemble everything myself.

    Here is what I intend to buy:

    motherboard: Intel D925XE Culver City 2
    processor: Intel Pentium 4 550
    memory: 4 x Original Samsung DDR2/533 512MB RAM module = 2GB total mem
    (would Corsair modules be better?)

    video card: ASUS/Nvidia GeForce 6600 - 256MB PCI Express
    hard drives: 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200 SATA NCQ of 150GB each
    cd writer: ? have not looked at this yet
    case: Antec P160
    power-supply: Antec NeoPower 480
    I already have keyb, mouse, monitor and whatelse.

    Do you have any advice on this setup? Is something looking out of place?
    The PC will be on most of the day (if not the whole day).

    About linux support, I will install most things from source and recompile the kernel using one of the most recent vanilla 2.6.x kernels. Will I encounter problems with my selected stuff nonetheless?

    Thanks for any advice :)

    Cla

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    Most of that looks just fine. As long as you're not trying to set up a RAID array with those two SATA drives you shouldn't have any trouble installing any Linux distributions. Nvidia has excellent Linux support for their cards as well.
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