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Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Bottleneck? What bottleneck? Battlestation Izuna v1.5.1

  • 12 hours ago
  • 2 points

I didn't buy it from Amazon, but it's like this one.

Comment reply on Wadedede's Completed Build: The Forge

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! For fans, I would use some cable extensions, and try to route the cabling behind where the rest of the cables (e.g. the 24-pin ATX cable) are also hidden.

Comment reply on eric_in_or's Completed Build: Zen 2 ECC hybrid build

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 points

This is the coolest trashiest high end build I've ever seen. I mean that in a good way.

Comment reply on kschendel's Completed Build: Cluster data node "drac"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Is the desktop running OpenSUSE Leap (or Tumbleweed) as well, for consistency? Or do you have mixed distros?

Comment reply on kschendel's Completed Build: Cluster data node "drac"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

Very nice! Is that a KDE desktop I see in the background? Also, what distro is being run on the cluster, and what kind of computations is it used for?

Comment reply on DarTroX's Completed Build: da plex server

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah, this build. I helped troubleshoot it, good to see it posted here.

Comment reply on O_Stefanos's Completed Build: My Personal Computer

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks fake. Pic shows what appears to be a HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF, there's no way can it fit the motherboard that's listed.

Comment reply on CreatorOfThings's Completed Build: Learn from my mistakes

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management looks worse than it is due to the reflections on the side panel, so I suggest taking pictures with better lighting.

Also, what Linux distro?

Comment reply on BucFanJKE's Completed Build: First PC Build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, simple and effective.

Also, what are these pictures, pictures for ants?

Comment reply on GoodCoffee's Completed Build: AMD gaming build w/ Intel GPU (Ole' Dartha)

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

Clearly, OP comes from a year in the future, where Intel has launched their GPUs.

Comment reply on Roughhouse71's Completed Build: Linux Dev Rig

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and simple, I like it. Not many Linux or non-gaming systems. More description and backstory?

Comment reply on DuckyDragon's Completed Build: Six cores!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's why I keep leaving Ubuntu every time I decide to give it another fair shake on the desktop. I just can't be wasting my time finding random PPAs and software sources for the latest software, and trying to resolve breakages that happen as a result of them. Imo Ubuntu is solid for servers and a certain subset of desktop use cases, but it is not a good power user or developer distro.

I find that Fedora is a good distro for having up to date stuff, without the rolling aspect of Arch and its derivatives. I used it for a long stint, and still run it on my laptop. It doesn't yet support Navi, though, so there is a caveat to the non-rolling cycle.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Bottleneck? What bottleneck? Battlestation Izuna v1.5.1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU cables are long enough that I could have used it without any extensions, but they are much too short for cable management. So I used extensions.

Comment reply on DuckyDragon's Completed Build: Six cores!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Good, simple, effective build. Definitely agree that AMD drivers on Linux are better. Since you're on Arch, you should have no trouble with the Navi cards, should you choose to remain with Radeon.

Also:

  • 6-core Ryzen
  • G.Skill RAM
  • All SSD storage
  • Sapphire PULSE Radeon
  • Fractal Design case
  • Arch Linux or a derivative

Sister builds!

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Bottleneck? What bottleneck? Battlestation Izuna v1.5.1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No trouble at all for me. Granted, my power supply is SFX, so there is more clearance for a thicker card.

Comment reply on SouthAsian's Completed Build: my current gaming/streaming PC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks fake. Parts list has Gigabyte Aorus board and Sapphire Nitro+ GPU, but picture has ASUS Crosshair Hero board and MSI GPU.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Izuna 4K - Linux battlestation for work and play

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, but only on the unstable branch atm. I used Manjaro Architect to set up my installation, since it allowed me to more easily point to unstable during installation.

For Linux in general, you need kernel >= 5.3, Mesa >= 19.2, and LLVM >= 9 for Navi to perform at its best.

Comment reply on gochiararia's Completed Build: Awesome Budget NZXT H200

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Aesthetically pleasing and very solid for the money, I like it.

Comment reply on admish's Completed Build: Pegasus

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

Since this is a Linux system being used for GPU compute, it's likely that OP doesn't need SLI at all. Most multi-GPU workloads, e.g. crypto mining, don't need it.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Cheapo home server update: Light Carrier Artemisia v1.1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Utility server/charity computing machine, handles things like network printing and ad-blocking, and most of the spare compute power goes to stuff like folding@home. I may upgrade storage in the future for NASing.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Bottleneck? What bottleneck? Battlestation Izuna v1.5.1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! And yeah, I even considered a 3900X.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Bottleneck? What bottleneck? - Battlestation Izuna v1.5

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I usually see Linux used as a workstation or server OS. In my case, I got so used to it that I ended up using it for everything. Haha

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Bottleneck? What bottleneck? - Battlestation Izuna v1.5

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Too bad Sekiro doesn't run yet, haha. That game was one of the motivating factors for this upgrade, so it's definitely disappointing to see it not working

Comment reply on AJStylesNakamura's Completed Build: New case, New PC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right in that if a terrible CPU has to process a lot of GPU output, then it can bottleneck. But it's not an absolute thing, because different workloads involve different amounts of communication between system components. If the GPU only rarely has to pass data to the CPU, for example, then you can have a terrible CPU paired with several powerful GPUs and still not bottleneck.

More realistically, if you're gaming at 1440p or 4K, then the GPU has to work harder and the CPU has more time to "catch up," which is what I was getting at. Most gaming benchmarks will tell you that CPU bottlenecks tend to fade away at higher resolutions.

Comment reply on ironsmack's Completed Build: HTPC/Server

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

There are two general ways to approach building HTPCs. The first one is to make the PC as small as possible, so it stays out of the way. This is the normal way to do it.

The CHAD way, as shown here, is to make the PC so big that you must treat it as furniture.

Comment reply on AJStylesNakamura's Completed Build: New case, New PC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

All depends on what your uses are. I wouldn't call a 6800K + Vega 56 a bottleneck, and that CPU is about the same speed as this one.

Comment reply on Daxtinator15's Completed Build: 51 Pounds to 35

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello, fellow Linux user! Good build, I like the incremental history. Definitely still a solid performer even now.

Comment reply on AS692313's Completed Build: P6740F - In Need Of Upgrade

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely some missed potential. The Radeon HD 5000 series was actually great back in the day, but good luck finding drivers that play nicely with Windows 10.

Comment reply on Blzut3's Completed Build: Multigig Router

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.

Comment reply on Blzut3's Completed Build: Multigig Router

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That's fair. Though, why not Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, since it's a server?

Comment reply on webbs150's Completed Build: For Friend Black & Red

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I will say that I appreciate these ornery builds a lot. Good job reusing old parts, and hope your friend likes it.

Comment reply on Blzut3's Completed Build: Multigig Router

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I like seeing builds like this. Which distro do you run on it?

Comment reply on buildguythescienceguy's Completed Build: The 1.5K 1080p Overkill PC

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a Dell Ultrasharp I see?

Comment reply on BRGmaddawgCG's Completed Build: Non Gaming Build.... But......

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice simple build. You can run dual monitors with a 3400G and that motherboard without a graphics card, though.

Comment reply on Yourconniption's Completed Build: $600 AMD budget build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 5 1600, 16 GB RAM, RX 460

Comment reply on Yourconniption's Completed Build: $600 AMD budget build

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I really like how you can get a Ryzen 5 1600 for so cheap now; when I built my system it cost a bit more than this for lesser specs.

Comment reply on Hanyou's Completed Build: 2019-06-04 New DIY PC Ryzen 3900X + RTX 2080 Ti

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

A good plan goes a long way.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Red VAIO: Windows 98 retro gaming PC / Pentium 4 531 + Radeon 9200

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I did succeed in that a couple months ago, actually. Worked out fine, the button is way too short though.

Comment reply on HIGHimERRL's Completed Build: LimeLight

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous build! Feature?

Comment reply on Sandman301's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 3700x Gaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a fair perspective. My personal experience has actually been the opposite - Nvidia drivers have been weaker for me in the past couple of years, whereas AMD's drivers have gotten stronger. Granted, I don't use Windows and the driver situation I've experienced isn't necessarily the same.

Comment reply on mshafer1's Completed Build: Economy power house

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Out of curiosity, when was this built?

Comment reply on Sandman301's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 3700x Gaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Oof. The 2080 isn't actually much faster than the 5700 XT.

Comment reply on Sandman301's Completed Build: AMD Ryzen 3700x Gaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

The RX 5700 XT is only a little slower than an RTX 2070 Super while costing $100 less, kind of a no-brainer imho.

Comment reply on Tomcat84's Completed Build: Ryzen 3900 black/white build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, very clean and pleasing to look at.

Be mindful of PCIe risers! Not all of them are rated for PCIe 4.0, and I recall hearing somewhere that right now, the RX 5700(XT)s can be a bit gummy with risers that aren't up to snuff.

Comment reply on Ravendarat's Completed Build: ThermalTake Core P5 with Ryzen 3600

  • 6 months ago
  • 13 points

I think this is the first Ryzen 3000 build posted to PCPP! Nice.

Comment reply on RenegadePrime's Completed Build: RoseNASty

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Sooo much storage. Nice to see a non-gaming system, and reuse of old parts.

Instead of Ubuntu 19.x, I'd like to suggest using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for a setup like this (and Ubuntu LTS releases in general). More thoroughly tested, and it's a stable base for 5 years.

Comment reply on willyb321's Completed Build: The ThonkRipper

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

big boi

Comment reply on ModeCause's Completed Build: Tundratown

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Mind you, not everyone runs into this bug - it seems to be dependent on your combination of hardware, etc. So if you're not experiencing anything like this, you're probably fine.

Comment reply on ModeCause's Completed Build: Tundratown

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The bug happens when the MWAIT instruction is called under specific timing conditions, and can be identified by random reboots while doing seemingly nothing, followed by MCE errors being logged upon reboot. It's a hardware bug in Ryzen, and for some people, Linux may happen to step on it occasionally. Not something that you can easily test for either, since it happens during light load and is dependent on hardware timing.

To work around it, you can try setting idle=nomwait in the GRUB boot parameters, or setting the maximum C-state to C5 in either BIOS or in GRUB. There are reasons why these might not solve the issue completely for you, so if they don't, there's a Python script called ZenStates, which you can load on startup to forcibly disable the C6 state in software. That one solved it for me, and I have it loaded on boot via systemd.

I also experienced an unrelated series of crashes and reboots that were due to an invalid BIOS state. The symptoms for this are similar, and I was tearing my hair out on this one for a while. So if none of the above are doing it for you, make sure to try both resetting and reflashing your BIOS to clear out any gunk that might be in there.

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