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My New Machine (I built it)

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Oz-Unity/Fluxbox
Theme: Oz-Blanco (my own)
Conky: NsClock
Wallpaper: Oz-Unity
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vrkalakProfessional Interface Designer
Excellent!!  I really like what I have seen.
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cglucidProfessional Digital Artist
What distro did you put this on?

So clean. I always like the analog clocks but I can't tell time on them fast enough for me to use them. Plus I'm dyslexic (spelling?)
How was the building of the pc? I seemed to take apart and reasemble a computer biweekly now. Did you buy all the parts for your rig? Building them is waaay cheaper and funner than buying premade. Plus no windows :D
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I put it on Oz Unity (The Ultimate Edition)

www.ultimateeditionoz.com/

Yeah, I was a little scared when I took the empty motherboard out of the box but it went well.  The one thing I forgot was the power switch on the back of the power supply unit.  I learned that my machine starts up faster when it's in the "on" position, hello.  :laughing:
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cglucidProfessional Digital Artist
haha yeah? its scary the first time but then after you get confident.

isn't ultimate edition full of apps? a little overbearing I've heard.
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Well, I'm not a big fan (yet...I'm trying to be open-minded) of the Unity desktop environment but it seems pretty nice with Fluxbox, so far.  Yes, there is a lot of stuff on there but I don't mind it.  I do get displeased when a distro doesn't include stuff like the "open terminal here " option in the file manager menu.  It seems like lately I'm having to add it which is really no big deal.  Hey, I have 4 320G hard drives in this thing so bring on the bloat lol.
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cglucidProfessional Digital Artist
If it doesn't slow you down the all the better right? It gives you a chance to explore apps you've never used. The open terminal here is nice. How do you add that? I have it on linux mint but not on ubuntu and I'm trying to use ubuntu more since I use it as a web server (intranet). I've been diving in on webapps and I'm not gonna buy a domain or webservers when I can just do it myself. Incidently I am looking to buy a domain.

What speed are the hard drives in rpms? I upgraded a hard drive and it felt like upgraded the cpu and ram.
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For Ubuntu (from Ubuntu forum):

sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal
Then:

nautilus -q

in order to reset Nautilus

I think the hard drive is 7200 rpms, not the best but it was free!

If you need a domain go to pairNIC.com and type in a name to see if it's available.  

1  year - $19
2 years - $36
3 years - $51
4 years - $56
5 years - $65

Those our our prices there may be better deals out there though.

You could check GoDaddy, Bluehost, PCSolutions, Host Gator, Tucows, etc.  As you probably know there are a lot of them.

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cglucidProfessional Digital Artist
That's easy.

I didn't know tucows sold domains? That's the prices I got from go daddy, and hostgator. Do you guys take paypal?
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Billing and sales is not really my area lol but, it does appear that Paypal is accepted.  If you look at the bottom of the page at pairNIC.com, it lists:

Visa
Mastercard
Amex
Discover
Paypal

I just found this:

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mmesantos1Hobbyist Interface Designer
Beautiful work Elder! ;-)
ElderVLaCoste's avatar
Thanks.  The focus of that distro seems to be Unity so not sure if I'm violating the intent of the distro by installing Fluxbox but I did it.  :)  It's a really nice distro by the way.
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mmesantos1Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your welcome and glad you like the OS Elder. :-) 
Paz-1's avatar
Look interesting ;) --- I love your theme, ..and I'm curious about the new Machine that YOU build . 
ElderVLaCoste's avatar
Thanks.  My boss gave me 3 320G hard drives and one 250G.  I have them all installed and running different OS's.  I LOVE it!!!  Lol.  Here are the specs:

Case:

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0

www.newegg.com/Product/Product…

ASUS F2A85-V PRO FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


CPU: AMD A10-6800K


Power Supply: CORSAIR CX500M 500W


RAM:
www.newegg.com/Product/Product…
Paz-1's avatar
WOW! So happy for you! ;) -- the only weak link I found maybe is the 500W power supply.. am I wrong? 
ElderVLaCoste's avatar
Yes, I was worried about that.  I used the "Power Supply Calculator" at Newegg ( images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/… ) and it seems to be sufficient for my 4 hard drives. It would be good even with 6 hard drives but it would be pushing the upper limits of it's capabilities. 

It took me a while to be able to afford all the parts.  I ordered them one at a time.  I was a little overwhelmed when I took out the motherboard and there were all those slots and connections with nothing there lol.  Anyway half the fun was figuring it all out.  I must admit I was surprised when I turned it on and it didn't blow up!  :rofl:
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... I know the feeling, I did it before and it was just the same as you described ...:giggle:
I'm sure you feel great now when all is working, it's a completely different experience from just going to the store and buy
a ready one.  Does the next thing will be a new monitor?
about the power supply, I hope the calculator is reliable enough,  UPS is also something worth having.
Congratulations and ENJOY! Cheers with Champagne Emoticon

        
ElderVLaCoste's avatar
I do feel great.  I am having problems getting grub2 to see my PC-BSD install though.  It is really pissing me off lol.  I floated the idea out there about getting another monitor, but I got shot down.  Brutally shot down!  Apparently, I already have enough monitors but we don't have enough new purses and high heels.  Stare Clap 
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In case you did not solve it ... what do you get when running  $~ fdisk -l ?
:lmao: .. I have some ideas of what you should do about those high heels and  purses :rofl:    
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Ha, ha, no comment (there are some days though...robot emoticon :fire: )!  :lmao:  :rofl:

Here is my fdisk -l:

evl@evl-oz-unity:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for evl:

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
256 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38761 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *         126   625142384   312571129+  a5  FreeBSD

Disk /dev/sdb: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0002232c

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *        2048    48828415    24413184   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2        48828416   611327999   281249792   83  Linux
/dev/sdb3       611328000   625141759     6906880   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdc: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00039567

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *        2048    39999487    19998720   83  Linux
/dev/sdc2        39999488   609142783   284571648   83  Linux
/dev/sdc3       609144830   625141759     7998465    5  Extended
/dev/sdc5       609144832   625141759     7998464   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdd: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000eec34

  Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdd1   *        2048    40234469    20116211   83  Linux
/dev/sdd2       473309184   488396799     7543808   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sdd3        40235008   473309183   216537088   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order
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Thanks.  :)  I'm not sure it makes much sense to put Fluxbox on a distro that seems to be all about the Unity desktop environment but I did lol.  :laughing:
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giancarlo64Hobbyist Interface Designer
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Thank you for the big OK lol.  :)
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