Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Dec. 26 2005,00:02
Lots of RAM (make sure memory and cpu are compatible with your board)
Video card (nvidia tnt/geforce is well supported in linux)
Heatsink and fan for CPU (might be included with the cpu)
Power suppy (i'd say 300w or more is best)
Sound card and speakers or headphones if you want to use sound
Monitor, keyboard, and mouse =o)
You might consider checking out some motherboard/CPU combos to make shopping a little easier. The prices are not much different than buying separately, and you can be assured that you're getting compatable hardware.
Also, it's a good idea to do a little research to make sure that the hardware you are getting is known to work without trouble in Linux.