I think I like Mint, and I would want to install it on a dedicated computer. Which I need to buy. I prefer building something myself as opposed to buy cheap throw away plastic right from the shelf.
I will use this computer to accompany me with music while I am drumming (I am a drummer ), it will send music I stream from my NAS to my electronic drum set.
I was wondering, what hardware best to buy? I have Italian blood, meaning I get irritated very fast ( ) by slow computers. On the other hand, an I7 is the other extreme (I have a i3570k for my main desktop, and I am really impressed by how fast it is, even 'though I do my very best to torture it 24/7 ).
The RAM and SSD (Crucial M4 preferred) won't be an issue, but I was wondering more about CPU, mobo, NIC and graphics. Which play best (taking into account drivers and stuff, I have have to spend hours to get something working) with Mint? Intel or AMD? Nvidia or ATI? Mobo brand?
I would really appreciate some hints and am thanking you in advance for that