I didn't buy it from Amazon, but it's like this one.
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.
This is the coolest trashiest high end build I've ever seen. I mean that in a good way.
Is the desktop running OpenSUSE Leap (or Tumbleweed) as well, for consistency? Or do you have mixed distros?
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?
Oh yeah, this build. I helped troubleshoot it, good to see it posted here.
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.
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?
Nice build, simple and effective.
Also, what are these pictures, pictures for ants?
Clearly, OP comes from a year in the future, where Intel has launched their GPUs.
Nice and simple, I like it. Not many Linux or non-gaming systems. More description and backstory?
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.
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.
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.
No trouble at all for me. Granted, my power supply is SFX, so there is more clearance for a thicker card.
Looks fake. Parts list has Gigabyte Aorus board and Sapphire Nitro+ GPU, but picture has ASUS Crosshair Hero board and MSI GPU.
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.
Aesthetically pleasing and very solid for the money, I like it.
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.
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.
Thanks! And yeah, I even considered a 3900X.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Hello, fellow Linux user! Good build, I like the incremental history. Definitely still a solid performer even now.
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.
I see, that makes sense. Thanks for the clarification.
That's fair. Though, why not Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, since it's a server?
I will say that I appreciate these ornery builds a lot. Good job reusing old parts, and hope your friend likes it.
Nice, I like seeing builds like this. Which distro do you run on it?
Is that a Dell Ultrasharp I see?
Nice simple build. You can run dual monitors with a 3400G and that motherboard without a graphics card, though.
Ryzen 5 1600, 16 GB RAM, RX 460
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.
A good plan goes a long way.
I did succeed in that a couple months ago, actually. Worked out fine, the button is way too short though.
Gorgeous build! Feature?
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.
Out of curiosity, when was this built?
Oof. The 2080 isn't actually much faster than the 5700 XT.
The RX 5700 XT is only a little slower than an RTX 2070 Super while costing $100 less, kind of a no-brainer imho.
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.
I think this is the first Ryzen 3000 build posted to PCPP! Nice.
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.
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.
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.