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Comment reply on FracturedVision's Completed Build: EPOCH - 7 year build for 7/7

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

should've given it an i7. then it'd be a 7-year i7 upgrade for 7-7 :D

all silliness aside, i bet the difference between that 5830 and a GTX 1180 will look like a whole new planet.

Comment reply on Wolfemane's Completed Build: Oh! Christmas Tree Oh! Christmas Tree

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

i admire that Christmas spirit of yours! well played!

Comment reply on jamesthebard's Completed Build: Winter Decending

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

i'm guessing with the $1000+ in audio equipment you're doing some serious A/V editing?

either way, it's a killer machine no matter what you do with it :D

Comment reply on TheTrippyTree's Completed Build: Literal Garbage

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

we have glorious god-tier multi-GPUs with $2000+ processors and at least two loops of water cooling on Featured...

and then there's this...

Scrapyard Wars would be envious XD

Comment reply on Apach3's Completed Build: Hydra 1.0 - Codename "Cho'Gall"

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. this was at my buddy's house. i'm aware that the environment doesn't do this project any justice, but i wanted to show that something like this was possible (and even hint at future projects ;) ).
  2. this used primarily recycled components from prior builds. the only "new" parts were the RX460s, power supply, SSD, and peripherals. as of this comment, everything is being recycled again for other builds.
  3. this was a personal random experiment in virtualization with Linux and hardware passthrough, which as you can see was a success. i never expected this project to be pretty by any standards, inside or out.

Comment reply on kjutke's Completed Build: The Punisher

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

100+ pictures is not enough for the awesomeness that is this sick machine! congrats on the Featured!

Comment reply on Blog Post "Fractal Design Define C TG / MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon Live Build"

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

i can see this being useful as a great video editing machine, maybe even capable of 4K livestreaming?

Comment reply on Xyphobia's Completed Build: Definitely not a RGB build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

sponsored by Skittles :D

Comment reply on EK_Derick's Completed Build: Verktøy Cu

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

goodness gracious, how many calls have you gotten from the late 19th century asking for that thing back? that looks proper vintage!

Comment reply on drchoi21's Completed Build: Radeon-V

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, i might consider that the next time i want something like that.

Comment reply on drchoi21's Completed Build: Radeon-V

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

how on earth did you get a 4-CPU Opteron board? i'm legitimately curious

either way, i think this is my first time seeing an Opteron-based server of this caliber here on this site. are you planning on getting Threadripper or Epyc and Vega as a replacement?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Deciding between an ATX and ITX build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

i at one point also had a mini-ITX build, and while it was certainly something new for me having everything packed in like a can of sardines didn't really work out well for the tinkering part of me.

otherwise, you got yourself a nice solid list of parts, good sir. you've got a green light from me :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Deciding between an ATX and ITX build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

well, any criticisms i would've had about the decision one way or the other have been largely negated by your comments on both options. i guess it all comes down to: are you going to be taking it with you a lot (LAN parties, etc)? if portability is that much of an issue for you, then ITX may be worth your while. if not, a full ATX system would be most ideal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, any suggestions?"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Optane is too expensive for what is essentially (from what i'm gathering at least) a PCIe-attached cache drive. might be useful in an enterprise environment, but not so much for a consumer. for the same price as a 32GB Optane drive, you can easily get a 120GB SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Ryzen Office Build"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

that's not a bad deal, i think. hope it serves you well :D

Comment reply on dylzilla777's Completed Build: 3D Printed Case mITX RYZEN Build

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

if you took that case to a LAN party, i bet it would get mistaken for an In Win case :D

Comment reply on alejcho's Completed Build: AZEND - Ryzen ITX Master Race Build

  • 28 months ago
  • 3 points

it's a pain to do, yes, but virtualization on Ryzen IS getting better. i've started dabbling in GPU passthrough for my virtualization needs, and when i first started out within the first week of Ryzen's release i could only get a GPU passed through if the host graphics was in the bottom-most slot. now i can at least have cards in both x16 slots with the latest BIOS. still a no-go on getting anything else reliably passed through, however.

i'm using a Ryzen 7 1800X and a Crosshair VI Hero, btw. definitely not ideal, but i made it work :)

Comment reply on massive77gsxr's Completed Build: REINHARDT

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

i didn't realize Reinhardt would be such a fabulous tank XD

Comment reply on tomle64's Completed Build: Bad Dragon

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, i honestly wouldn't expect people to know that. ironically, people will be thinking AMD processors will run hot 'like usual' because of this. for the overclock you've given yourself, 65C is well within the CPU's 75C maximum.

strangely enough, at default settings, my 1800X has yet to surpass 55C even with a full synthetic load (read: Prime95's 'max heat' test). and that's with a simple Hyper 212 EVO.

Comment reply on tomle64's Completed Build: Bad Dragon

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

your CPU temps may be due to a +20C offset found in Ryzen 7 and (i think) 5 'X' series SKUs. apparently it's partly due to encourage more aggressive cooling policies, so factoring that in you might actually have a 40C idle and 70C load, which is much more realistic. i hear downloading and installing the Ryzen Master suite will tell you the real non-offset CPU temperature.

Comment reply on OllieManMan's Completed Build: Gipsy Danger - Chloe's "pull-out" desk-PC

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

that's gorgeous, and best of all it's inexpensive!

Comment reply on DocH's Completed Build: NFC S4 MINI Rare Bread 4.3L

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

the name of the case makes it sound like you've got an engine inside of it.

but goodness gracious, i've never seen a system so stuffed with great hardware into such a small space. XD

Comment reply on TheEthernet's Completed Build: Derek's Build - Ryzen

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

i think that's awesome! good on you for helping your buddy become a more productive content creator!

iirc, if you wanted to overclock on the stock Ryzen cooler, you very well could because AMD stock coolers are made for one tier higher than the products they come with (eg: 95W cooler with 65W part, 125W cooler with 95W part, etc). i would highly suggest an AIO or really good aftermarket air cooler if he was planning on anything serious, but i would think a +0.5GHz uplift isn't too unreasonable.

Comment reply on Tetsuclaw's Completed Build: Ryzen Stealth!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

okay, fair enough.

Comment reply on Tetsuclaw's Completed Build: Ryzen Stealth!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

sadly, yes, and forgive me if i may sound like a proud fanboy of AMD but i still pin most of the blame on inefficient coding for lack of gaming performance, whether it'd be on the game-side or the driver-side of things. the reason i say this is because Nvidia's drivers may also have a small part in the less than stellar gaming performance with Nvidia cards.

Comment reply on Tetsuclaw's Completed Build: Ryzen Stealth!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

then in that case, i wouldn't know. it's not every day someone asks if the GPU is the weak link.

Comment reply on Tetsuclaw's Completed Build: Ryzen Stealth!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

not OP, obviously, but atm i'm running a stock-clocked R7 1800X with a stock-clocked GTX 1080. i haven't noticed any "bottlenecking" and i can't imagine there would be any "bottlenecking" from the new Ryzen chips.

Comment reply on nycdarkness's Completed Build: I know it's intel blue

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

most guides feature Intel processors and Nvidia GPUs. i hear Kaby Lake has similar problems as Ryzen with device isolation, but i was able to get Haswell parts to pass through fine.

sadly, aside from unRAID, there aren't any magic programs that handle everything (yet), but if you're looking for resources on how to get started, Puget Systems has a good guide and features Nvidia graphics cards, and there was also a guide on Reddit that i followed when i first started out. i think the Arch Linux wiki has some information on it at as well.

Comment reply on ontomaster's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen Linux server

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

that's a really good point, actually. maybe the board had certain features the OP wanted?

Comment reply on nycdarkness's Completed Build: I know it's intel blue

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

i too have had problems with my 1800X and C6H. it's all part of a brand-new platform and brand-new architecture. either way, glad to hear everything's working out for you!

and fyi: you can in fact get VMs to run on Ryzen, and if you're looking to do hardware passthrough that's possible too. i've managed to successfully boot a virtual machine on my equipment (1800X, C6H, RX 480 + R9 290). just remember to have "SVM" and "IOMMU" enabled in your BIOS, the latter of which you may have to do some digging to find.

Comment reply on Gepple's Completed Build: Rapunzel (First Build)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

not exactly my choice of words but okay! XD

Comment reply on Gepple's Completed Build: Rapunzel (First Build)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

glad you like it! honestly, the FX-8350 is a great processor, especially to get started on. it's like a C3 Corvette these days, but it still has some relevance.

are you considering an upgrade to a Ryzen 5 CPU? you could probably make the upgrade with as little as $400

Comment reply on Gepple's Completed Build: Rapunzel (First Build)

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

seriously, the FX-8350 is such an underrated chip. i ran two Windows VMs with passed-through graphics cards that each played a game at 1080p, each averaging 30-40fps, then had a 1080p Youtube stream in the background. sure i could do that with any i7, but not for $300 in today's market.

Comment reply on warplane's Completed Build: White Zenith - Full AMD build

  • 31 months ago
  • 26 points

can... can this be a Featured build? it's gorgeous... it looks like it's cooled with the finest of maple syrup...

Comment reply on harshsharma92's Completed Build: Titan Ryzen

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

it's a fantastic beast. where can I find it? :D

Comment reply on omarfw's Completed Build: Twistynipples McButterfluff - My Ryzen Build

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

This was my haphazard "excited for ryzen" build so staying frugal wasn't the biggest concern.

speak for yourself. i had a perfectly-fine 5930K before i bought my Crosshair 6 Hero + 1800X. XD

as for temps, your best bet is getting the socket temperature if possible. also, i'm not sure how accurate this information is, but apparently some programs will report 20C above the actual temperature - why they do that, idk, so if you get a program that reads 80C at full load when AMD says it tops out at 75C you'll know why.

also wtf were you smoking when coming up with that name lol

Comment reply on lpmafiota's Completed Build: Fury Ryze(n)s

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

as long as the cables are as out of the way as possible around major air flow paths, it'll be fine. it doesn't even have to look pretty, just functional. and as long as you don't try to diddle around with the BIOS too much your board and CPU will be fine.

Comment reply on lpmafiota's Completed Build: Fury Ryze(n)s

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

i understand the HAF X is an older case, but i overall agree with TheOfficialCzex. you can use zipties or velcro (both are cheap), and there are videos on Youtube explaining how to cable manage. it also needs a good spray with canned air. it looks like moving into an apartment that wasn't vacuumed when the previous tenants left.

please take this as constructive criticism. i do like the fact that you got your Ryzen system fully running and overall would look great with some cleanup. bear in mind that people like to gripe about how Ryzen sucks at gaming. in reality it was made to take on Intel's X99 chips in prosumer tasks like video editing and number-crunching.

Comment reply on TechTested's Completed Build: AM3+ Send off w/ Halo-CC V1 Chassis

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

the loop is probably worth more than the rest of the system lol. all things considered, it's a fine sendoff indeed!

i like the testbed/chassis. are the lights RGB or static purple?

Comment reply on mgfoster87's Completed Build: The Dream - Fully Silent Passively Cooled Gaming & Audiophile PC

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

fully passively-cooled systems have always been something i've wanted to do. though i never really have a practical use for it (other than maybe a fully solid-state NAS), i always admire the people who pull this off...

what i'm saying is, this gets my upvote. :)

Comment reply on Apach3's Completed Build: Hydra 1.0 - Codename "Cho'Gall"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

goodness, i wasn't expecting a wall of text lol

all i used was Ubuntu 16.04 (updated but not radically modified) for the host and the latest versions of QEMU-KVM and virt-manager, all 100 percent free and open-source. the motherboard is rev3, which was known to have bad MOSFETs, which is why i never really did a whole lot of overclocking on it. i used an Nvidia GT710 as the host card, though in theory any graphics card would be fine. the only other thing i'd recommend is more RAM for your system. for gaming purposes, plan on 8GB per VM, and try to leave some RAM and threads left over on the host.

i'm barely a novice at this, but it sounds like there might be an issue with how your BIOS is set up if you're unable to pass hardware to a virtual machine. you're looking for AMD-V and IOMMU-related settings in the BIOS, and for these AMD boards it's "SVM" found under Advanced CPU settings and "IOMMU" under the Peripherals tab. i wouldn't know what the R5 boards would be like BIOS-wise, though i would imagine they'd be similar; i suggest looking them up in your manual. all FX-series processors have these extensions and most if not all AMD motherboards have these settings exposed.

and yeah, i would love to make a setup script to make the process easier, but i'm in college and working full-time so time isn't quite on my side. at the very least, i'd like to make my own guide or two for both Intel and AMD systems.

hope all of this helps. :)

Comment reply on tomtomj2's Completed Build: The Emperor's Will (Ryzen Upgrade)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, i figured. i wonder if other boards have that issue as well.

and that might actually be my fault, believe it or not. it hung on POST for a while during the BIOS flash to the latest stable from the site, and when i pressed the reset button it cycled and then shut off immediately. that was the last time it was actually running.

i've got a couple more options, including of course sending it in for repair, but atm i'm in no rush and worst-case i'll just get a new board.

Comment reply on tomtomj2's Completed Build: The Emperor's Will (Ryzen Upgrade)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

well, my first mistake was flashing the beta BIOS when Windows kept crashing. then i noticed i had high idle readings (47C average with spikes to 60C) despite the cooler itself (Hyper 212 EVO) not even being all that warm. after reinstalling Windows with a more recent ISO, the stability problems were sorted out but there was still that temperature issue. when i went to flash a stable BIOS, it didn't really go all the way through and now i can't even power it on.

i'm gonna do what i can, but chances are this board is done for. i think it's partially my fault for thinking a beta BIOS was gonna solve my problems.

Comment reply on tomtomj2's Completed Build: The Emperor's Will (Ryzen Upgrade)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats on getting your Ryzen build going and congrats on Featured status on a modern PC with a stock cooler! my Crosshair VI Hero isn't looking so good, unfortunately, but thankfully i have my X99 system to tide me over.

Comment reply on chaotichedgehog's Completed Build: Ryzen

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats on being one of the first Ryzen-powered systems on the site! also interesting to see you too have had Windows lockups too; i kinda figured it was a Windows issue. still, everything looks really nice. hopefully it's smoother sailing from here on out! :D

Comment reply on chaotichedgehog's Completed Build: Ryzen

  • 32 months ago
  • 4 points

damn, that sucks. yeah, there's always gonna be teething issues with a brand-new platform. i'm not entirely surprised we're all having issues, myself included. my current configuration uses the same board and processor as the OP's, but i used working 2400mhz RAM from my X99 system. it started right up, but Windows was severely unstable with hard-locks even while idling. i managed to fix it with Asus' latest beta BIOS and reinstalled Windows 10 with an ISO that wasn't dated in Windows 10's early stages. and yes, i also had POSTing issues with the new BIOS.

i think the new [beta] BIOS has a temperature sensor issue because for some reason it reads a high idle temperature of 47C with jumps to 60C, but the cooler itself (Hyper 212 EVO with the AM4 bracket adapter) was barely warm at the time. i also noticed complete dropouts (0C) in the CPU and motherboard sensors every once in a while while looking at HWMonitor. it didn't do this with the old BIOS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AM4 Motherboards Compatible With AM3 Coolers?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

darn, i had a feeling you wouldn't be near a Microcenter. oh well...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So...Ryzen."

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

as an AMD fanboy, i wholeheartedly concur. this ain't exactly AMD's glory days relived, but it is one of the first of many steps towards making AMD a viable alternative again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AM4 Motherboards Compatible With AM3 Coolers?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Microcenter offers free Cooler Master mounting brackets with a purchase of a Hyper 212 EVO, and i believe most other major manufacturers offer adapter kits with a valid receipt. any clip-on style cooler like any of AMD's Wraith coolers or, really, any AMD stock cooler, should be able to work

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