I'm going to be building my first computer and am going to be using it for general usage.
By general usage, I mean web browsing(running up to 5 tabs at once), online video like YouTube, online audio like Pandora, OpenOffice.org, and Skype and also maybe some online Flash-based games. My plan is to install Ubuntu on this computer because I'm on a very low budget and my needs are very low as well.
I have a few questions?
First of all, what is a "barebones kit" in the computer building world?
Also, I have a found a "barebones kit" for $199.99 and it fits my budget and it seems to come with every part needed to build a computer. Can you guys verify that it comes with everything needed to build this computer, that the parts will be fast enough for my needs listed above. Also please tell me the reliability of this computer.
The barebones kit can be found at Biostar N68S+ Quad Core Diablotek Barebones Kit at CircuitCity.com
The kit says that it includes the following parts:
Biostar N68S+ Motherboard
AMD Phenom X4 9100e 1.8GHz AM2+ OEM Quad Core CPU
Masscool Socket 939, 940, AM2 CPU Cooling Fan
Lite-On Internal 24X DVD Writer
Centon 2048MB PC6400 DDR2
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB Hard Drive
DiabloTek PSDA400 Power Supply
Diablotek CPA-9611B ATX Mid-Tower Case
Thank you and please tell me if you see anything else good or bad in this kit.