Assembling parts of a PC to make stuff work like ninja

June 5, 2016 at 19:13:43
Specs: Linux
Hello, geeks.
I am new to this website. I'm 14, but is extreme geeky.
Never tried hardware before, and I need help regarding assembling parts of a PC.
There is not a single guide on how to work this combination I'll br giving out, so I need your help.
Ok it goes like this -
Processor - AMD A10-7700K
Motherboard - ASUS A88XM-A
RAM - Kingston 8GB HX318C10F/8
HDD - Toshiba 1TB DT01ACA100
Graphics - AMD R7 (384 cores maybe)
PSU - Corsair VS450
Speakers - Phillips MMS4040F - 2.1 channel
Mouse (USB), Keyboard (USB) and monitor (Asus VS228HR).
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Please suggest me the cabinet I should buy. If the combination has anything unusual, I have a two week replacement time, suggest me. Plus, need guidance on how to assemble them.
Plus, what OS to be preferred? I don't own Windows, and I don't wanna choose OSX or Ubuntu. Any other linux with all the basic features (including support for windows apps) do.
I am an orphan, nobody is as geeky as me in my Orphanage, and I need to set this up myself as a challenge.
Hope you guys help me with it.
Thanks,
Jennifer McCarthy Varona

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#1
June 5, 2016 at 19:23:03
Jennie!! Hey :)
Been long!
Well, regarding the OS, you can try Peppermint 6, I use 5, but 6 is new, its got native support for everything basic, including playback of music and videos for every format. Regarding support for Windows apps, install WINE (you will find it in the software repository after installing).
Good luck with your PC!
P.S. I missed you!
Edit : You can try Arch Linux too, its considerably light and has great community support. I've mentionrd this because Peppermint 6 would not have community support I guess. But everything possible in Ubuntu is possible in Peppermint 6!

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#2
June 5, 2016 at 20:05:28
Decent hardware configuration. Make sure you do a bench-build before installing any hardware in the case. Here's how (& why): http://www.techsupportforum.com/190...

Case choice is something that's hard to recommend because everyone has their preferences. I suggest a case with the power supply mounted at the top rather than the bottom & don't go crazy with fans. One large (120mm or 140mm) exhaust fan in the rear is all that's really needed. Front intake fans aren't necessary. Side panel fans should be avoided at all costs but a side panel duct for the CPU cooling fan is a good feature.

As for a free OS, I suggest Linux Zorin OS. It has a very Windows-like interface & is based on Ubuntu. It already has support for Windows programs (Wine & PlayOnLinux are included). http://zorinos.com/tour.html

2nd choice would be Mint, also based on Ubuntu but with a Windows-like feel. Several flavors to choose from. https://www.linuxmint.com/

PepperMint is considered a hybrid. It's based on Lubuntu (which is based on Ubuntu) & includes cloud based apps. https://peppermintos.com/


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#3
June 5, 2016 at 20:06:37
I think you should understand first that the first step is the bench test:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...
I have not gone through it in fine detail but it was recommended here and I have recommended it for bench testing before though it appears to go beyond that as well. If you skip the bench testing (not recommended) then if there is a problem you may have to pull down most or all of it to find out where the problems are.
I have not done AMD but it differs little in installing and everyone here will be willing to answer specific questions.
I have installed two different Linux distributions but they both were a number of years ago as well as using Puppy Linux off CD to access drives on non-working systems and I have only a little experience actually using it full time so I am not the best at recommending on this point.
I tend to choose cases in the mid tower size, look up the features available on many within the selected price range, and view the customer ratings and specific high and low points that they make (see Newegg.com).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
June 6, 2016 at 09:15:47
Hello again, geeks :)
Manually done this benchmark thing, and its ninja running with ArchLinux (thanks Jay). I'm avoiding Peppermint at the moment, but is interested in Zorin OS (thanks riider), unfortunately I'm out of bandwidth, can I get a home delivery by them?
Okay, I never mentioned I have an optical drive, figured out PC is almost useless without it, so bought this Asus DRW-24D3ST, before benchmarks and Live booting of ArchLinux.
Okay, another problem, Arch seems to be preety cool in admin stuff, can I have both Arch and Zorin?
I've tried Mint, its ISO is large. Incase nobody knew (Jay knows), We have a limited bandwidth data.
Any websites that provides services of home delivering Linuxes would be appreciated.
Thanks for everything, riider, Fingers, and um, jay I missed you too :) Its been a struggle since my dad passed away so I wasn't online.

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#5
June 6, 2016 at 09:24:23
I understand, recieved your PM. In the forums, lets talk tech only :)
Okay,, hey you didn't mention about the cabinet!
"Any websites that provides services of home delivering Linuxes would be appreciated."
http://linuxplate.in is one site but I'm not sure about deliveries in U.S.
"can I have both Arch and Zorin?"
Yes, install Grub, you can boot multiple OSes at the same time.
"PepperMint is considered a hybrid. It's based on Lubuntu (which is based on Ubuntu) & includes cloud based apps."
Agreed. Peppermint is lightweight, runs like jet on PCs even with 512mb RAM.
Edit - What's your keyboard and mouse?

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