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[ubuntu] Building a computer to replace cable tv

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello all, inspired by this article from the New York Times, i wanted to make an ubuntu computer that would sit in my living room and hook to my LCD hd tv and be able to handle hulu desktop and boxee and whatnot. While I know enough about computers to get by most of the time, I'm still a relative noob and don't trust myself to do this without help. Here is a list of components i was thinking of buying. Three things i'm looking to find out from you helpful people: 1)is everything compatible with ubuntu 2)is everything compatible with each other, and 3) does anyone have any suggestions about how to get the price down and still have it do what i need it to do? Component/Item/store/price/shipping/link case & psu 10-Bay ATX Computer Case with 550w PSU & 9.84-inch Blue LED Fan amazon $37.87 $14.60 http://www.amazon.com/10-Bay-Compute...0560540&sr=8-1 motherboard ASRock A780GXH/ 128M AM2+ /AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD motherboard newegg $69.99 $0.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157157 cpu AMD Athlon 64 x2 5400+ 2.8GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO5400IAA5dO - OEM newegg $53.99 $0.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103242 video ZOTAC ZT-20201-10L GeForce GT 220 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Retail newegg $78.99 $0.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500128 ram A-DATA 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1B16K - Retail newegg $82.99 $0.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211188 hard disk Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive newegg $54.99 $0.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136358 optical drive Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM newegg $26.99 $0.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118030 cpu fan SILVERSTONE NT07-AM2 80mm CPU Cooler - Retail newegg $19.98 $0.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835220030 total cost without shipping: $425.79 any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (Hardware)