First build in 15 years.
I've been using laptops and compiling on Gentoo was getting worse and worse, so I've decided to build this monster.
Will use it for a lot of heavy compilation, virtual machines and as general development workstation. Also it will be a distcc host for all the compilation I do on other machines and laptops.
Not playing any games hence the cheapo GPU. Just enough to drive couple of screens.
I really wanted to skip watercooling and Noctua with push-pull setup doing fine so far. Should be silent, stable and maintenance free.
3x120 front fans as intake, 2x140 as intake, rear fan exhaust. Not sure if it's the best setup with intake on top, this may change in the future.
One of NVME drives is not here yet, stuck somewhere in the hands of USPS.
Planning to use 2 drives using software raid (never trust MOBO raid).
CPU is currently running at 4GHz, memory at 3200 using DOCP and everything seems to be stable but the fans are kinda noisy under full load. Still testing and tinkering with the setup.
Currently able to use full pack of ram building chromium, so maybe I'll upgrade to 128G a bit later.
GCC with profile-guided optimization builds in 25 minutes. Firefox 57.x with PGO under 30 minutes, but the rust compiler is able to use only single thread for compilation, which is laughable.
LLVM builds under 3 minutes.
Fast build system (ninja, cmake, meson) really make a difference on this beast, autoconf and ./configure scripts are just too slow and only use single thread.
Cannot read CPU temerature under kernel 4.14 yet. it87 module loaded with force_id="0x78622" shows some temps and fan speed, but voltage display should not be trusted.
UPD: Installed win10 just to run common benchmarks, because linux suppport for some temp monitoring is not there yet. uploaded couple of screenshots.
Beasty CPU. Mine is made on week 40 of 2017 and no segfaults observed on linux. Running happily at 4GHz and compiling crazy fast.
Great workstationish mobo. Does not come with wifi or bluetooth which is a plus for me (who uses wifi on a desktop anyway?)
works fine using D.O.C.P @ 3200 MHz, stable, passed full run of memtest86.
Read speeds over 3GB/sec, crazy fast. Works fine with linux.
I don't play games at all and this one works fine for my purpose. No freesync yet under AMDGPU driver, but hopefully 4.15 kernel will let me use it.
A lot of space for a clean build, easy to work with. I wish it had tempered glass panel.
Works fine, not very expensive.