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.
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.
Nice, I like it. Good, simple, basic build.
Tbh I kinda like the case, haha
For me, having built a retro system of roughly the same type, I say all of the above.
Yes, it's AM4, no it doesn't have 24-pin/8-pin connectors, just the DC input.
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. :)
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.
If you look at the pictures, you can see that the CPU 8-pin cable is indeed routed in front of the motherboard. ;)
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.
Lol, what attempt? Thanks for the upvote
Confused indeed. I like weird mashup builds like this, more interesting than the generic gamery gamer stuff.
Honestly, I miss cases like these. But I wouldn't ever wish for them to come back, hahaha.
I'm definitely looking for more games to run on it, yeah. We'll see
Old computers are fun
My family used to have quite a few of these systems, so I became pretty familiar, haha. It rhymes with "bio."
Yep, that is some LEGO Rock Raiders stuff there.
how many system did you disassemble to assemble this?
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.
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
Oh, it can do so much more than Minesweeper at 60. :D
Haha, yeah. Kind of wasted in this PC since the rest of it is so loud.
It totally does. I don't actually know what it's meant to plug into.
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.
I recall suggesting the electrical tape! Nice, glad to see everything working.
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.
Nice, an Optiplex
I love seeing how much prices have dropped; this is the kind of budget build that makes people drool with envy. Great job, yo
Yep, it's done. Thanks for the tip.
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.
Home servers are used for things such as:
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.
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.
Hey, this reminds me of my own home server. Ryzen 8 core and GT 710. Except mine is way crappier. Haha
Looks like some kind of Radeon HD model. No idea which, though.
Why? The cable management looks great, doesn't seem to be any need for it.
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.
Since this is what's left of your previous build, what's the new "main" PC?