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#1 dyjodapa

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:20 PM

Here is my prospective 4-H project build. I just need to know if this is compatible. I also need to know if this coputer could be used for basic computing (facebook,email,internet) Also is there anything else I need to build this computer? Is there any other componets I need?

Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo (920-002565)

Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 800MHz PC2-6400 DDR2 CL6 DIMM Desktop Memory (KVR800D2N6/2G)


StarTech.com 2 Port PCI to CardBus PCMCIA Adapter Card - Dual Profile PCI2PCMCIA2

Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)

GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black)

AMD Sempron 140, Socket AM3, 2.7 GHz, 1 MB Cache, 45 Watts, SDX140HBGQBOX

ASRock Socket AM2+/GeForce 7025/DDR2/RAID/A&V&L/MATX Motherboard N68-S UCC

Old Tube Monitor- Free

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:22 PM

Also Linux OS-Free

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:58 PM

What is the best Linux OS that you don't need Windows for?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:32 PM

I'm not an AMD guy but I don't think the processor you chose is compatible with the motherboard.

That aside, this machine is certainly not going to win any speed contests to say nothing about running a high-end consumer operating system like Windows 7, so Linux is the way to go, I think.

Even among Linux distros this machine is pretty lean, Luckily, there are Linux distros specifically intended for low-spec hardware. I generally recommend Xubuntu for new Linux users who need a lightweight OS.


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You don't need Windows for any Linux-based OS. :wink:

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 04:39 PM

On the amazon website it says it is.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:12 PM

Ah, well, like I said I'm not much of an AMD guy. :P

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:24 PM

To confirm it, the Sempron CPU is compatible with that motherboard andhere is the motherboard's CPU support list.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:27 PM

AMD likes to have very few sockets, thus, unless there are mechanical differences, there should be compatibility. Sempron is a budget CPU, Athlon is for mainstream, and Phenom is for upper mainstream and enthusiast builds. These names are going away with upcoming Bulldozer CPU's so enjoy them while they last. Phenom is becoming FX. Anyway, all of those parts should work. As for Linux, I would go for either Ubuntu or Kubuntu. Kubuntu is very similar to Windows and is very pretty to look at, which makes it my favorite. I tried Linux for a while and rarely used it, so back to Windows I went. Given your parts list, you may want to try something a little less heavy, like Xubuntu.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:42 PM

That CPU should work fine with that board, as far as linux distros go, I would go with a ubuntu or a variant thereof (like kubunt or xubuntu) unless your familiar with how linux works. I prefer OpenSuSe myself, but its nowhere near as user friendly as ubuntu is, ubuntu is much better for a first time user. Another user friendly option might be linuxMint as well.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:52 AM

My vote is Ubuntu. Reason being, it is most user friendly and popular.

For your parts you have listed, Ubuntu is perfect since it is a pretty light OS so you should be able to run that just fine.

And just a little suggestion, The lightscribe (to me) just seems like a novelty item. If you really want one all power to you, but I personally suggest a normal dvd rw to save a little money. I have one and I still prefer the good ol' sharpie.



By the way, I was a 13 year member of the 4-H program!

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

And just a little suggestion, The lightscribe (to me) just seems like a novelty item. If you really want one all power to you, but I personally suggest a normal dvd rw to save a little money. I have one and I still prefer the good ol' sharpie.

I completely agree. When I bought my DVD burner I bought a Lightscribe burner (and the expensive special DVDs and CDs) because I never ever label my disks when I burn them. Now I have a Lightscribe drive, disks, and I still never label them. <_<

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:58 PM

Haha, i've used Lightscribe myself and all i have to say it sucks! I prefer using the printer way.

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:17 PM

My dad uses his lightscribe on occasion, and it usually comes out really nice. I have to say though, I spent the extra to not only get a lightscribe DVD burner, but I also have a lightscribe Blu ray burner. Ive never used either. lol.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:22 AM

You guys are getting tricked into buying a function that you never use.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:53 PM

I wasnt tricked in the least bit. I knew when I bought it that I prolly wouldnt use it, at least not for awhile. I just didnt care, I like having the fancy "toys" and it wasnt that much more. In the case of the blu ray drive it was 5 dollars more for the burner I picked with lightscribe then one without. heck, why not.

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