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  • Started 2 years ago by GoBucks1313
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GoBucks1313
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Im looking to just build a cheap computer for fun and I plan on putting ubuntu on it. If you guys could help me out in knowing if everything is compatible that would be greatly appreciated.
Motherboard/case/power source combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6856119066
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819116409 (not sure if this is compatible, it is an LGA 1155 socket but the motherboard only says it supports i7/i5/i3/pentium)
alternate CPU (if other one isn't compatible): http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819116399

I'm not too worried about ram or the hard drive for now and I'm just trying to gow as cheap as possible but if you have suggestions for either of those that would be great too.

Thanks!

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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GoBucks1313,

Welcome to HTG.

I read the words "inexpensive and cheap" all the time on the forum.

The words are relative to each individual's situation in life.

Please post a realistic and meaningful budget that you have for a computer.

Thanks,

Rick P.

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GoBucks1313
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Well Im hoping to stay in $225-250

edit: but really Im just looking to see if those are compatible

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=4

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GoBucks1313
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no, im looking to "build a computer for fun"

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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BARE BONES KITS For Under $400

http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....t%2015-_-n

Click on a Bundle and scroll down the page for pictures and specs.

Rick P.

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