Designing My Own Computer, A Short Update

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    In my last post, I argued that lack of money was a disadvantage of being a young computer geek. After rereading it, I found it humorous that the more I wrote, the more I started to lean towards building my own computer as opposed to buying a MacBook Pro Retina. The price of my build is TBD and I am excited to be able to throw away my HP, though my build is still in the planning stage. With Broadwell and DDR4 coming soon there will be zillions of motherboards, RAM, and CPUs, so it is not helpful to guess which components to buy. My motherboard will probably be an Asus, the CPU, an Intel, and RAM will be whatever it will be. The specifications will probably be at least 16 Gigabytes of RAM, a 512 GB SSD and a 4 TB HDD, a quad core i7 processor. I have decided to look into cases and peripherals. I was thinking about the Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full-Tower PC Case. I wanted a Logitech Gaming keyboard and mouse, but it appears that none of their gaming products support Linux (Logitech, if you are reading…). For the record, I do NOT game; I like the extra features gaming products come with, like macros. Unfortunately, it seems that not many gaming keyboards do support Linux (though average user products seem to support Linux). I do expect to migrate to Linux (Distribution: TBD, most likely distributions) with WINE (I am curious, how well does it work?) from Windows 7 (it will be a lengthy, but awesome, migration). I do not have much of an idea of which monitor to buy, but it may be an Asus VG248QE. During the build, I will give much more information and maybe a video. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.


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  1. Bobby Arneth September 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Sounds like a solid build, but 16GB of RAM is intense unless your doing some real high definition video editing or maybe something I’m not aware of? As for towers to buy to encase everything, just look for something with nice wiring peripherals so that you don’t get jumbled but you should be in for some excitement. Pricing is just a sacrifice for opportunity the way I see it, so go crazy if ya can.

  2. Joshua September 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Those components will make it get hot fast so I recommend a case that can also dissipate the heat faster.

  3. Jordan Rebello September 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    If you install Windows and run your linux on a virtual machine (You will have MORE than enough power) You can use any keyboard and forward any macros to the VM.

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