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Link to this post 25 May 12

Here are the specs to my "Soprano"

Motherboard: A8N-SLI SE, SLI compatible
Cpu: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+
MEM: 2.5 GB
3 Sata Drives
1 GB ethernet Nic
ATI Radeon HD 4350

Link to this post 26 May 12

That is a nice setup, now my turn to share.

This was a custom build forced on me by repeated problems with an attempted HP order.

Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP
CPU - AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+
PSU - Antec True Power Trio TP3-650 650W
RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM
Video Card - GIGABYTE GV-N210SL-1GI GeForce 210 1GB
Wifi - TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Wireless N Adapter

These are not the best parts, but they were handpicked by me for a stable Linux based system on a budget.

FYI. If you need a PCI-E wifi card, the one I got uses the kernel based ath9k driver so it works out of the box.

Link to this post 27 May 12


That looks beautiful. I saw that same case at BestBuy when I purchased my "Soprano" chassis.

Link to this post 27 May 12

Paid $17.68 for this one. upgraded with free parts from friends. specs. Pentium D 3.00 Ghz dual core not overclocked, 8 Gb ddr2 ram (system only recognizes 6Gb though),2 300 Gb 7200 rpm sata hdd's running on raid, lightscribe dvd burner, media inputs such as yellow rca video, red white rca audio, and S-video inputs, 6 ch digital audio output (5.1 dolby) HDTV tuner card, fm tuner card, Linksys wifi 54G internal. Graphics card is crap though. Not bad for $17.68. I need a high performance 6700 series graphics card, but the cheapest I can find one is $70.00 + tax. anybody know where to score a cheaper one??? I wanna do online gaming (Star Wars Old Republic).

Link to this post 30 May 12

Hardware List:
Cooler Master SGC-1000-KWN1 Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case
CPU AMD|8-CORE FX-8150 3.6G 8M
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AMD AM3+ TUF Motherboard
Seagate 1.5TB Serial ATA Hard Drive - 1.5TB, 7200, 64MB, SATA-6G
Acer S231HL bid 23" Widescreen LED Monitor
Lite-On iHBS11204 12x Internal Blu-Ray Burner

SSD 120G|OCZ VTX3-25SAT3-120G <--Still not in system, still experimenting with UEFI bios & SSD formatting
EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB Video Card <--- Waiting for 3.4 kernel & nouveau update using GT9800 until then.

Link to this post 30 May 12

Nice and clean Fedora desktop GoingEasy! :)

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