This is my main PC, recently built and awaiting Ubuntu-MATE 16.04
System: Host: stephen-Z97-HD3 Kernel: 4.5.0-040500-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: MATE 1.10.2 Distro: Ubuntu 15.10 wily
Machine: Mobo: Gigabyte model: Z97-HD3 v: 2.0
Bios: American Megatrends v: F9 date: 07/31/2015
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-4690K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 3901 MHz 2: 3899 MHz 3: 3900 MHz
4: 3899 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.Org 1.17.2 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: [email protected]
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.0.4
Audio: Card-1 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
Card-2 Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio Controller
Card-3 Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 driver: USB Audio
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.5.0-040500-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Drives: HDD Total Size: 4250.9GB (14.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD20EZRZ size: 2000.4GB
ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD2003FZEX size: 2000.4GB
The PC has 16GB of DDR3 RAM clocked at 2400MHz
I have a Dell C1765nfw laser (led) printer, through a network connection. This prints fine. The inbuilt scanner isn’t detected by SANE, even when connected via USB. However, it is possible to scan to email in jpg or pdf and this is by far the easiest way to scan.
There is an Akasa AK-ICR-09 3.5 inch Bay Internal Card Reader fitted. I haven’t configured this yet as I just built the machine at the weekend. It was fitted to my previous machine, also running Ubuntu MATE 15.10 x64. All of the readers work. (It contains ports for SmartCard, MS/MS Pro/MS Pro Duo, SD/SDHC/MMC/RS MMC, Extreme digital, Micro SD, M2 and CFI/CFII/MD). The aim is to use a SmartCard to login. There are a number of projects around working on this.
My CPU cooler is a Corsair (CW-9060017-WW) Hydro Series H80i GT 120mm High Performance All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler. This comes with software which unfortunately only works on Windows. It uses a USB connection to allow monitoring of the cooler and the setting of profiles. There are people who have had some success in developing Linux software to do this. At the moment I have Windows 7 Professional installed in VirtualBox and control the cooler through that.
In terms of speed, I am more than satisfied. Using a SSD to install Ubuntu-Mate and the swap partition, and using a traditional hard drive as my home folder means it boots very quickly.
Addendum: I fitted a Bluetooth adapter from http://plugable.com/products/usb-bt4le (X0004WCG5T) and it worked out of the box.