Power Linux Computer

Here’s my Computer, powered by Kubuntu 9.10 Linux System. I bought the computer back in 2007 fall, it is which I test all my gaming guides you can find at UGA. It works perfectly and suits all my needs. Everything to Image and movie editing to Gaming.
Though it have been expensive I’m very happy for the purchase.

Here’s the specifications:


CPU: Athlon64 6000+X2 Dual Core AM2 S-940 (both core 3Ghz)
Motherboard: ASUS M2N232-SLI Deluxe S-940
RAM: 4GB DDR2 PC6400 800mhz Corsair
Video Card: ASUS GF 8800 GTX PCI-E 768MB DDR3
HHD: 500GB Maxtor 7200rpm 16MB SATA2
DVD 1: 48x16x Lite-ON DVD
DVD 2 18x Pioneer DVD/RW Dual Layer
Sound Card: Creative SB XtremeGamer Fatal1ty Pro
Screen: 22″ Xerox XM7-22WD Wide TFT – 5ms – Digital(dvi)


NZXT Zero Aluminium Black/Silver
1000w Chiftec CFT-1000GDF 140mm+80mm
80mm Arctic Cooling AF8025 19DB
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro s-939/940 (PCU)
NZXT Sentry 1 LCD Fan Controller


Logitech Premium Headset
PCI card – 2xUSB 2.0 & 2x Firewire
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX5000 Laser
USB Bluetooth Dongle

The first thing I did was removing the soundcard and replaced it with my old Audigy2 Extern as the driver for XF is still not good enough – so we have to wait a little longer. Next I installed NZXT Sentry 1 LCD Fan Controller in the cabinet and probed the CPU, HDD and the cabinet itself. In the BIOS I disabled the motherboard soundcard .

Anothing thing I was worried about was my 22″ Wide TFT screen which is 5ms. Alot of people say that 5ms is not good if you play FPS games. So I put it to a test. I downloaded the demo version of ETWQ, installed it, pimped up all the settings…and I must say WOW!!1 The worries was uncalled, I was zoomed into the screen full of nice details, moved smoothly even when alot of stuff was happening at the same time. !!! No grey on screen !!! Can it be because my screen was plugged to the computer with DVI (digital)?
Note I also ran Compiz in the background as well while playing ETQW which didn’t had any impact of the performance versus the strength of the Video card I have.

The cabinet have 6 fans. 2 in the rear and 4 on the left side. The power-supply got one also, the video card have also one which is connected outside of the cabinet to avoid blowing hot air in the cabinet. And last but not least the CPU got a fan upon the arctic cooler aswell. 9 fans totally!

    • Mike Hofer
    • December 9th, 2009


    You are my new hero! As I gain experience with Ubuntu and Linux as a whole I want to build a desktop like the one you put together. After I successfully achieve that goal then I’m going to tackle a server for my personal home network and website.

    Thanks for the motivation!
    aka OldGoat58 Ubuntu Forums

    • zerox
    • December 20th, 2009

    its realy aasm

    • zompter
    • January 18th, 2010

    Everything is yellow!!! I prefer reddy blue with hues of tablets???

    • MechanisM
    • April 11th, 2010

    Looks strange..
    My almost in 4 times smaller PC is even faster almost in 2 times then this one.
    Btw your Bespin theme rocks!!! You’re Genius in it!!
    Any chance if you’ll create Bespin theme for gnome??

    • It’s from 2007 and was top notch at the time. Getting quadro core was too expensive at the time.
      Though I have made some upgrades since then. The 8800 GTX 768MB have been switch for a GTX285 1GB and I have added an extra 500GB HDD.

      I’m not the creator of Bespin, I’m a guide writter, though the game packs are made of me. I think it’s nearly impossible to make a duplicate of Bespin theme and engine to GTK2, due to all the stuff you can do with it and all the options and tweaks that is possible with it. But you can ask the creator of it; http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Bespin?content=63928

  1. Nice setup. 9 fans isn’t too much?

    I believe HHD should be HDD here.

    HHD: 500GB Maxtor 7200rpm 16MB SATA2

    And what about the PSU? Watts?

    • # Nice setup. 9 fans isn’t too much?

      Maybe, but my computer never runs hot, even in stress situations 😉

      # I believe HHD should be HDD here.

      Typo, going to correct it.

      # And what about the PSU? Watts?

      It’s a 850w

      I have also equipped it with an extra 500GB HDD since I bought it.

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