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Topic # 150910 7-Aug-2014 13:15
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So I have just finished building a Windows Gaming Rig and now I want to build alongside it, an Ubuntu computer.


To begin with I origionally wanted a NUC and to put Ubuntu on it but I feel they are too inflexible for modification etc. Though I am tempted for the VESA mounting.

So Question One: SHould I build or go with a NUC? Which would be cheaper?


Question Two: If I do build, I want to build with only hardware that is Ubuntu compliant and will work etc, I know Ubuntu works with almost everyhting  but in some cases we have to rely on third parties to get the make the drivers.

Is there a list of hardware which supports Ubunut out of the box? I tried gogoling it but didnt get much recent stuff or I just got sent to places to buy ubuntu computers.

Thoughts? Help?

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  Reply # 1104096 7-Aug-2014 14:26
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How about this http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/catalog/

? look at the specs of ubuntu compatible systems and use the same motherboards ?

I would approach it from the other way.

PIck components that look good from a price point then google that component and Ubuntu, (assume that most of the mainstream components will work fine), wifi drivers were the only thing I had some issues with in the past.


Question 1 - I decided I wanted a less stressful HTPC so I used an NUC i5 and installed windows 8.1 so I could use the Netflix app to output dolby digital plus to my amp. I also had software I wanted to run continuously that required windows.

Question 2 - above


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  Reply # 1104107 7-Aug-2014 14:36
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Interesting. There are more servers certified for 14.04LTS than desktops - http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/

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  Reply # 1106266 11-Aug-2014 11:08
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Ive tracked down July issue of Linux Format which had an article on building a linux pc which some parts lists included.

ie Desktop pc, a gaming pc and a htpc.

The HTPC shopping list was

Processor AMD A10-7850k
MB ASRock FM2A88X-itx+
Memory HyperX XMP Blu Red series 8Gb
CPU cooler Gelid Slim Hero
(pick your own case and hard drive)

Gaming PC
i5-4670k, ASRock Z87 Extreme3, Corsair Vengence Low Profile 8Gb, AMD Radeon R9 290, Coolmaster Seidon 120v Corsair CX600M, case and hard drive

Desktop
i5-4570, ASRock Z87 Extreme3, HyperX XMP Blu Red series 8Gb, Corsair CX500M, DVD drive Samsung 24x SH-224DB, case and hard drive.

A start anyway...


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