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Would the below PC specs run Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit at optimal performance?

  • ASRock Motherboard H61M-S,H61, LGA1155 , 2xDDR3 Slot ,PCIe x16 GBL VGA DVI uATX

  • Intel Celeron G530 LGA1155 CPU 2.4Ghz 2Mb Cache Dual Core 2C/2T HD Graphics

  • 8Gb 4096Gb DDR3 1333 Memory SINGLE Hynix / PQI / Strontium A-Ram / EVM / Team A-Grade

  • 60Gb OCZ Vertex Plus + SSD 185/90 2.5" OCZ-SSD2-1VTXPL60G Solid State Drive HDD SATA2

**This is a cheap upgrade of an old box, 22" monitor, keyborad, mouse, etc.


NO graphics card, just graphics (modern) on Itel chip

[Unity 2D will be available as a fallback if a computer does not support 3D acceleration..]

Ubuntu versions are changing every six months and PC parts are too - so this would be update advice .... although you may say - it just works (Ubuntu) on an old P3 with 500MB ram.

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a) We don't like "let's go shopping"-posts on this site - I'll try to find the relevant post on meta. b) What do you mean with optimal performance? Compared with another OS or compared with different hardware - I suspect you mean the last, but since optimal is a superlative, it is very unlikely that you picked exactly the optimal configuration (for that price). And optimal for which task? –  user unknown Nov 5 '11 at 16:36
    
Here meta.superuser.com/questions/760/… is a discussion about a similar case on superuser. I don't find the post (blog?) about shopping advices. –  user unknown Nov 5 '11 at 17:34
    
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Obviously a more expensive system would be more optimal, but I don't see a reason why the system you list wouldn't work well with 64-bit Ubuntu. It also supports VT-x BTW, which gives you reasonable fast virtualisation too.

And in case the on-board graphics ever proves to be not powerful enough for a future Ubuntu version (you probably update Ubuntu more often than the motherboard, after all), you can always plug in a cheap AMD graphics card (or in the future maybe an nvidia one, when the nouveau drivers get better 3D support).

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