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

  • 18 hours ago
  • 1 point

Out of curiosity, when was this built?

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

  • 18 hours ago
  • 1 point

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

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

  • 18 hours ago
  • 2 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

  • 1 day 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 days ago
  • 12 points

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

Comment reply on RenegadePrime's Completed Build: RoseNASty

  • 23 days 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

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

big boi

Comment reply on ModeCause's Completed Build: Tundratown

  • 27 days 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

  • 27 days 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.

Comment reply on ModeCause's Completed Build: Tundratown

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

Nice to see a fellow Fedora user. Have you encountered the Ryzen idle crash bug at any point? It's something I had to sort out on my end.

Comment reply on MGKevin's Completed Build: Kavari Budget Flip

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I like it. Good, simple, basic build.

Comment reply on DarTroX's Completed Build: Definitely a PC

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

Tbh I kinda like the case, haha

Comment reply on DerJesus's Completed Build: My Windows 98 Dream Machine

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

For me, having built a retro system of roughly the same type, I say all of the above.

Comment reply on yopoyo's Completed Build: Tiny beast

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, it's AM4, no it doesn't have 24-pin/8-pin connectors, just the DC input.

Comment reply on yopoyo's Completed Build: Tiny beast

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Really love seeing these tiny systems. Had Ryzen APUs and the A300 been around when I built my system, I would've probably gone that route instead of mini-ITX Ryzen 5 1600. Should be a good little PC for a long time to come. :)

Comment reply on DerJesus's Completed Build: My Windows 98 Dream Machine

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I dig this a lot - well done! Compatibility on that system must be really great. Were it not for the cost of older parts like this, I would've probably gone a similar route for my own retro build.

Comment reply on angerz's Completed Build: Chuck's PC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look at the pictures, you can see that the CPU 8-pin cable is indeed routed in front of the motherboard. ;)

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

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The case isn't very conducive to a hot-swappable 5.25" cage, butI have thought about using one of those SD card adapters, which would be mounted with the PCI cards.

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

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol, what attempt? Thanks for the upvote

Comment reply on masterkickass7's Completed Build: Confused

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Confused indeed. I like weird mashup builds like this, more interesting than the generic gamery gamer stuff.

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, I miss cases like these. But I wouldn't ever wish for them to come back, hahaha.

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely looking for more games to run on it, yeah. We'll see

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

My family used to have quite a few of these systems, so I became pretty familiar, haha. It rhymes with "bio."

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, that is some LEGO Rock Raiders stuff there.

how many system did you disassemble to assemble this?

I took apart an old OptiPlex that I wasn't using for the Pentium 4, and also took apart the system that was formerly inside this case.

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to try an Athlon here, but the board I ordered for that didn't work correctly. I already had the P4 lying around, anyway

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, it can do so much more than Minesweeper at 60. :D

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, yeah. Kind of wasted in this PC since the rest of it is so loud.

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

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It totally does. I don't actually know what it's meant to plug into.

Comment reply on DarTroX's Completed Build: The Underachiever - i5 2500 / GTX 560ti Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Lol at the gray OptiPlex PCI covers at the back. I dig it. How's the FBM-X2? I've been eyeing it with future budget builds in mind.

Comment reply on Cicero_'s Completed Build: Question: How cheap is too cheap?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I recall suggesting the electrical tape! Nice, glad to see everything working.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Overkill Windows 98 VAIO retro gaming rig

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Some of the games I have are designed for Windows 9x specifically, and not XP. So I wanted to maximize game compatibility as much as possible.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Overkill Windows 98 VAIO retro gaming rig

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on SpiralCaseMods's Completed Build: Project Platinum Panther - $480 Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I love seeing how much prices have dropped; this is the kind of budget build that makes people drool with envy. Great job, yo

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Artemisia, the cheapo Ryzen server

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, it's done. Thanks for the tip.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Artemisia, the cheapo Ryzen server

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It was slightly cheaper, I was lazy, and I'm not expecting to reap significant benefits from dual channel memory. Haha. I know I'm not getting the full performance out of it as a result, but it's not an issue for me yet.

Comment reply on rfinnie's Completed Build: Home server: modestly overkill

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Home servers are used for things such as:

  • Storing and backing up files for other computers on the network
  • Handling printing jobs
  • Hosting websites
  • Streaming local music and movies to other computers on the network
  • In general, running stuff that you don't want to burden your main desktop with

It doesn't need a better GPU probably because it won't be running games, or doing anything else that's graphically intensive. At most, it might be running game servers, which don't really require graphics power. So the only thing the GPU has to do is produce video output.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Battlestation Izuna (Sable 1.2)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I took the system apart recently to dust it out and recable it, so I added some potato-quality images of the interior. Probably about the best I can do given the lengths of cable I have at hand, haha.

Comment reply on rfinnie's Completed Build: Home server: modestly overkill

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, this reminds me of my own home server. Ryzen 8 core and GT 710. Except mine is way crappier. Haha

Comment reply on Othercargo's Completed Build: Random build I didn't need but put together because i'm addicted to spending money.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like some kind of Radeon HD model. No idea which, though.

Comment reply on yamilebutler's Completed Build: Current Setup

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? The cable management looks great, doesn't seem to be any need for it.

Comment reply on Joeyv00's Completed Build: PMS Ryzen 5 1600x w/GeForce GT 710

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, that makes sense. I have a similar server build, but with a 1700 instead. Not on PCPP right now - can't be bothered to take it out for good quality pictures, and it's quite ugly anyway.

Comment reply on byrnesvictim's Completed Build: HTPC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Since this is what's left of your previous build, what's the new "main" PC?

Comment reply on HasNeyn's Completed Build: Never judge a book by its cover

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Excellent writeup, and congratulations on your first build.

Of course, since it’s 80+, this means that you’ll only be really getting ~400 watts of power...

That isn't how power supplies work. Though in practice, you don't want to fully load a PSU, anyway.

Comment reply on MisterCloudz's Completed Build: NZXT H200 Black & White RGB Theme

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Love seeing ITX builds - so much power for such a small package.

Comment reply on CoolPCBuilds's Completed Build: The PC Build Project Reborn

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Always nice to see a happy customer in the long run. Glad to see that it's still performing well for you.

Some things in my PC are sort of overkill or unnecessary because I was orienting my build to be easy to upgrade in the future

Hah, so much for futureproofing.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Battlestation Izuna (Sable 1.2)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

I have not seriously considered it, as I don't need the performance increase yet and would rather have a system that is known to be stable. Maybe some years from now.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Battlestation Izuna (Sable 1.2)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't want to have to upgrade the RAM for a long time, so I decided to just go overboard.

I did a double-check of the problem and it appears that I've misread the issue, so I'm not sure what's going on with my system. P:

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Battlestation Izuna (Sable 1.2)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Cities: Skylines, Portal 2, various indie titles.

Internal pics aren't something I'd be proud of showing at this time; it's kind of a mess now, haha.

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