Hello everyone, this is my first post in here. I am about to build a PC for the first time. (I have replaced almost all of the components in my currant PC, so I have a little knowledge.) The new computer will be primarily used for the web and school work. (My use of Linux prevents any serious gaming.
I am using Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on my 32 bit PC and will be installing Ubuntu Linux 64 6.06 on the new 64 bit unit. I am trying to keep the cost under $1,000.00, and I think I have compiled a desent set of components that I will be ordering through Newegg. I'm going to list what I am looking at and would appreciate it if you would advise me on any potential problems with components or compatability that I may not be aware of.
Case - CoolerMaster Centurion 534
PSU - Enermax EG365P-VE FMA 1.3 ATX 350W
Opti drive - (2) Samsung 18X DVD Burner Model SH182M/BEN
HDD - Western Digital Cavair SE WD2500JS 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA
Card reader - Sabrent CRW-UINB 52-in-1
MoBo - ASUS A8n-VM CSM Socket 939
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2.4GHz Socket 939
Video - 3D Fuzion GeForce 7600GS
RAM - Kingston HyperX 1Gb (2 x 512)
Inputs - Microsoft natural keyboard and optical mouse
Monitor - Viewsonic VA 712B Black 17" 8ms LCD
Also, I have never had two PC's before, so I have no idea of how to get them both on the Internet. I currantly have DSL connected with SBC's modem. Is there anything else I need to get them both to work besides a router? Do I need them to be connected/linked (LAN)? However it should be hooked up, I want the primary DSL connection to be on my 32 bit PC. Oh, and does anyone have any problems with the ZyXel X-550 IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE802.11b/g Xtrene MIMO Wireless Broardband router?
I sure would appreciate any feedback. Thanks. Gary