Prior to RX 580 -

Yes. LinuxBox, my workstation, has now gained gaming powers! With the sweet boxing day sales I picked up a Nitro+ RX 580 4GB removing the GT 1030. Steam and Lutris are working amazing! See DOOM 2016 here:

I had the machine on my Alienware monitor but I have moved it to my right as a second machine I can run and use all the time.

Video card is new, speakers are new. The rest I had from other builds. GPU sits at around 68c under full load. System idle is 50 watts. Under full stress load of GPU and CPU it uses 315 watts.

The Edifier R1280DB's are connected via digital coax. PulseAudio set to s32le 48Khz.

For those wondering the machine on the left is my R7 1700X, GTX 1070, 34" Gsync Windows desktop.

April 2019 UPDATE

Watercooled the RX 580 with an Antec Kuhler H2O 620 and NZXT Kraken G12.


So quiet:

Much temp drop:

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  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Watch out on that Antec Kuhler 620. I've done a GPU cooling mod of a GTX 470 with that AIO and if ANY organic material enters the loop, the pump is extremely weak and could die easily once the loop gets clogged. I bought 2 of those AIOs for precisely that reason.

Also, don't forget the "tsched=0" fix for PulseAudio on Realtek HD audio chips.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice but how do you run games like Rainbow Six Siege where there is no Linux support?

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points the list grows every day as Wine and DXVK get better and better.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo have you messed around with your kraken since installing? I had a gtx 1060 6gb that was overclocked to the moon and its core temp never went above 48c with a cheap corsair 120aio (h50 i believe). Im wondering because i have the kraken still but sold my 1060, did it mount up easily on your sapphire card without issue? I noticed you are able to still use the backplate as well.

  • 13 months ago
  • -2 points

nice build dude. I can tell that the case you used might have been hard to cable manage with, but i think if you put a little more time into organizing and routing those cables, it would look nicer. Also, an rgb strip would be a nice addition to spice things up