[ubuntu-za] New PC

Quintin van Rooyen quintin.vanrooyen at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 09:58:45 BST 2009


2009/9/16 Ludolph <ludolph at openhazel.co.za>

> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Andre Hugo <cortexhugo at mac.com> wrote:
> > Could you guys give me guidance on what motherboards and video card
> > (Available in RSA) to use that will support Compiz.
>
> It depends, will you be playing games on the machine or do you only
> want the compiz desktop effects?
>
> Because if your happy with only the compiz desktop effects I will
> recommend you get one of the Intel Motherboards with a Intel Graphics
> Media Accelerator and try that. Make sure the Motherboard have a PCI
> Express slot so that you can always upgrade to a better ATI graphics
> card, if needed.
>

I am with Ludolph on the Intel board, but (and I know I am hanging myself
out to the crows) I have had no problems with Nvidia graphics cards, and if
you are not adverse to running closed source drivers you could look at
Nvidia.


>
> So in short my recommendation would be a:
>
> Intel Motherboard with a ATI Video Card.
>
> Regards,
>
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