In LXF 92, the May 2007 issue, the team builds "The Ultimate Linux Box". With a pricetag of over 2,000 UK pounds and an equivalent of 4.200 Euro's in a Dutch webshop it's "a bit"
Here's my idea of "The Ultimate Linux Box", but on a budget:
Case: Antec Titan 650
, with 650W PSU included, in black
Mobo: Asus M2N32 WS Professional
Proc: AMD Athlon 64 X2
, 4200+, Socket AM2, Boxed
Memory: Corsair ValueSelect
, 2048 MB, DDR2, PC5300, 667 MHz, set of 2
Harddisk: Western Digital WD5000KS
, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB, SATA II
Videocard: XFX GeForce 7600GT Fatal1ty
, 256 MB, GDDR3, PCI Express x16
Optical drive: NEC AD-7170S
, Serial ATA150
Total price would be about 875 Euro's, dunno what that would be in Pounds Sterling.
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ is IMHO by far the best price/performance proc you can get now. The Asus motherboard allows you to upgrade to a more powerful proc when budget permits.
Other components, like keyboard, mouse and monitor, can be re-used from a previous system. If you do want them new, I suggest:
Keyboard and mouse combo: Logitech Deluxe 650
Monitor: Belinea 1975 S1
So, what's your idea about this Ultimate Linux Box on a budget?