CPU: AMD A8-7600 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $86.98
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard Purchased For $94.99
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $39.99
Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $79.99)
Case: Antec ISK 300-150 Mini ITX Desktop Case w/150W Power Supply Purchased For $70.49
Total Build Cost: $372.44
What about drivers? That's the great thing about linux, it takes care of getting the drivers.
I next started to take apart the case:
I finished at Midnight EST.
Why I built it:
I wanted to have an isolated mini linux machine to play with. I was curious how an APU would perform with Linux. I'm going use it to write my stories/books on. I can use it to test some things. I felt like it.
Why Ubuntu Gnome:
I've used various flavors of linux. I happen to like Ubuntu Gnome and am familiar with how it works. It works for me and that is all that matters.