Looking to validate hardware before purchase

I.I.I.I.I.I's picture

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Eh dere...and greetings peoples!

I'm looking to purchase a new computer.
Looking for any known issue's or even general feed back on my selections so far as I've been without a computer for nearly a year now (just work laptop)...
Points of concern is support for Mobo in particular...

I've never used 'Debian' it's self...always Ubuntu / Mint and before that long ago...Mandrake...and would consider myself basically a noob looking to upgrade to a junior.

Hardware is:

- Intel Core i5-3570K
- GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H - ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel Z77 Express, 1600MHz DDR3, SATA III (6Gb/s), RAID, 8-Ch Audio, 2x Gigabit LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0, CrossFireX/SLI
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2276153&sku=G452-2362

- (16 gig total) Patriot G2 Series PGD38G1600ELK Division 2 Edition Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800, DDR3 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, XMP Ready(0.7 lbs)

- Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Solid State Disk Flash Drive

- Zotac GeForce GT 520 Graphic's card (already have)

Any feed back would be great!

Re: Looking to validate hardware before purchase

IntnsRed's picture

Regarding hardware and Linux, my tendency is to not be on the "bleeding edge" -- at least not unless a hardware manufacturer specifically is Linux-friendly. That's especially true with Debian, since Debian stable's release times are so long. Debian's Sid/unstable tends to support new hardware very quickly. With Ubuntu's faster releases and their support of non-free drivers, they're much more likely to support new hardware.

That motherboard is pretty recent. The big things of Linux compatibility are the motherboard's north/south chipset, and maybe the sound chip (though sound tends to be not a big issue nowadays).

Glancing at a few of the results from those two searches, it does seem to be compatible with Linux. However, I didn't read anything about the RAID system.