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Comment reply on kvidelov's Completed Build: AMD Build 2020 - Programming & Gaming

  • 4 hours ago
  • 1 point

Which Linux distro is it, and which desktop environment?

Comment reply on LarryM7's Completed Build: PBL-BlackPC-FX63

  • 4 hours ago
  • 1 point

Nice to see a more modest machine here. The old FX isn't as bad as people often make it out to be.

Comment reply on casheesed's Completed Build: The Banger

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice, what is this going to be used for?

Comment reply on spences10's Completed Build: First Time Builder

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I've been on Linux for a long time now, though for desktops I prefer Fedora and Arch-based distros these days. There have been a few situations for me where Windows would've been nice to have, but they haven't been showstoppers. Linux gaming is getting pretty good nowadays, as long as you avoid DRM and Epic Games. :)

What kind of development do you do? I spy what looks like VS Code on that monitor.

Comment reply on Jadesphynx's Completed Build: I5-2320 build

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Hah, this is a goofy build. I dig it.

Comment reply on m3d4rk's Completed Build: Steam Machine / SilverStone Petit PT13

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Ew, Jessie, no thanks. I find that GNOME is fine with extensions, though.

I generally prefer Arch-based distros and Fedora/Silverblue for the recent driver stacks. The Steam Flatpak runs great for me on Silverblue.

Comment reply on m3d4rk's Completed Build: Steam Machine / SilverStone Petit PT13

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I think this is a better approach than the Steam Link. With a small PC, it's more manual work, but you can fix issues more easily, whereas the Steam Link is pretty locked down.

I personally just use whatever Linux I want and install Steam on it. So I haven't really used SteamOS myself, how is it?

Comment reply on m3d4rk's Completed Build: Steam Machine / SilverStone Petit PT13

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

I like what I see; I have an appreciation for these tiny builds.

Comment reply on spences10's Completed Build: First Time Builder

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

I see a GNOME desktop.

Comment reply on WretanHewe's Completed Build: Home Server 1.0

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Good luck!

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Izuna 4.1

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Nah, I'm waiting for DDR5 to be mainstream. If this board can last me until then, I'll keep using it.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Izuna 4.1

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Lol, this board is cursed. I'm hoping it can at least last me until DDR5 begins hitting the mainstream.

Comment reply on Militant58's Completed Build: Build By a 13 Year Old.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

I've seen much worse cable management, for what it's worth.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Izuna 4.1

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Funny you say that, I've actually been considering a 3700X or similar as a future upgrade. The motherboard's been giving me a lot of trouble, so I'm going to replace it in the long run anyway, haha.

Comment reply on LibriLector's Completed Build: First Ryzen Build (2018)

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

A lot of the time, front panel audio ports and their cables just aren't properly shielded from electrical interference. Unfortunately common problem.

Comment reply on WretanHewe's Completed Build: Rascal Media PC

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Hah, I have a similar machine to this one, too. It's not being used for anything at the moment, but I have thoughts about using it as a router.

Comment reply on WretanHewe's Completed Build: Home Server 1.0

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

I dig it! It's kinda similar to my own home server. I run OpenMediaVault on a 1700 and a random low-end GPU (currently an HD 3450 but previously a GT 710)

Comment reply on joeljeyachandran's Completed Build: A budget NAS, Plex and Docker Station

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Why? You can always add a PCIe SAS or SATA card and get a bunch of drives that way.

Comment reply on joeljeyachandran's Completed Build: A budget NAS, Plex and Docker Station

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. So what Docker images do you run on this, and for what purposes?

Comment reply on joeljeyachandran's Completed Build: A budget NAS, Plex and Docker Station

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

You can use Windows for a NAS, but it's not recommended to use regular Windows - you should probably use Windows Server.

That said, learning FreeNAS or OpenMediaVault is very easy. You never have to touch anything in the command line, it's all done using web-based administration interfaces.

Comment reply on joeljeyachandran's Completed Build: A budget NAS, Plex and Docker Station

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Have you been following the debacle about WD and SMR drives?

Comment reply on triggerhapp's Completed Build: Raven Budget Gaming

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ubuntu's alright, and certainly one of the most convenient distros. No knocking that!

I presently use Fedora on desktop, it's never let me down before and strikes my preferred balance of usability and being up to date. I would never use it for a server, but I like it for desktops and workstations. Just need some bits of extra setup, like setting up RPM Fusion, and letting Steam through the firewall.

Comment reply on triggerhapp's Completed Build: Raven Budget Gaming

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

Nice, I like the form factor a lot. Since you ended up getting a dGPU, maybe a Ryzen 5 1600AF would have been better, but eh.

So I assume you're running Linux of some kind. What distro are you running?

Comment reply on Alloutsidethebox's Completed Build: Good mid-range gammer

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

Old FX still doing alright. Good to see old hardware still alive and kicking.

If you want to push that CPU further, I would go for an even better cooler. The Apline 64 isn't that much better than the stock cooler.

Comment reply on Lcmtvbreath4's Completed Build: GIR Mk. IV

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, simple and effective.

There's a lot of stuff on that floor.

Comment reply on Merlac's Completed Build: 10Gbe FreeNAS

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.

Comment reply on CanuckTruck416's Completed Build: Arch Linux sleeper build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Always good to see a fellow Linux user. What are you using to connect the floppy?

Comment reply on K121Lightning's Completed Build: Cutie McBooty

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome to the mini-ITX club. Hope the PC serves you well for a long time to come. :)

Thoughts: I see a GT 1030 in the pics, not a GTX 1050. I personally would've chosen different thermal paste - Arctic Silver 5 is electrically conductive, so you have less leeway with it than something like Arctic MX-4.

Comment reply on 1stplayerz's Completed Build: All AMD Mini-ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I just realized, your rear fan is mounted as an intake fan. Shouldn't that be an exhaust fan?

Comment reply on 1stplayerz's Completed Build: All AMD Mini-ITX

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of temps are you getting on that GPU?

Comment reply on patrickrosales's Completed Build: He Who Must Not Be Named

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem. It's a common thing that comes up for new builders.

Nice build, good pictures. Decent cable management, could be better for sure, but seems to be your first attempt at doing it? I've definitely seen (and done) worse myself.

Comment reply on patrickrosales's Completed Build: He Who Must Not Be Named

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

For your RAM to run at its rated speeds, you need to go into BIOS and load up the RAM's XMP profile. By default, your motherboard will run your RAM at JEDEC standard speeds, which for DDR4 I believe is usually going to be either 2133 or 2400 MT/s.

Comment reply on terribleslav's Completed Build: RavenRidge APU HTPC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I like GNOME, after applying the right extensions. Not a fan of its defaults and its applications.

I currently run Manjaro with GNOME on my desktop, as it's one of the only environments with good Wayland support.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Artemisia v1.2 - OpenMediaVault Jellyfin media server and backup NAS

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I have three listed - one is a kit of two. Originally, when I built the system more cheaply, I had just one DIMM. I later upgraded it by buying the kit of two, and never bothered to fill the last slot.

Comment reply on thejolo97's Completed Build: Potable portable

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good! I like small builds that pack a punch.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Artemisia v1.2 - OpenMediaVault Jellyfin media server and backup NAS

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Mainly my own silliness. I decided I didn't want to use the RGB cooler on a server so I bought a cheapo cooler to replace it.

The RGB cooler is in my main desktop now.

Comment reply on terribleslav's Completed Build: RavenRidge APU HTPC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I see a GNOME desktop, is that Ubuntu?

Comment reply on xDARKOx's Completed Build: My first PC build - Ahri

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Fox-ears culture.

Comment reply on Sirron7One3's Completed Build: Nebuchadnezzar

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Darkest pictures I've ever seen on this site, haha.

Nice build. Seems like cable management could be a bit better, but otherwise it's all solid.

Comment reply on Fpb3rd's Completed Build: Mini Tank

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I've always liked these little ITX builds. They're some of my favorites.

Veeeeeery minor suggestion that may not matter for you, maybe put the mouse/keyboard adapter on one of the rear USB 2.0 ports so you free up that front USB 3.0 port.

Comment reply on unicykle's Completed Build: TARS - Time To Up Gra.. wait, that's a terrible acronym

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, simple, effective. Glad everything's been working out well so far!

Comment reply on gardotd426's Completed Build: My Custom 1080p Ultra Linux Gaming Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, good luck!

For NVMe, you can use PCIe adapters (since NVMe is really just PCIe). They go on Amazon for pretty cheap.

Comment reply on gardotd426's Completed Build: My Custom 1080p Ultra Linux Gaming Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That's unfortunate. Might be better to just go all-NVMe and M.2 SATA drives, so you can eliminate the cables entirely. Maybe use your PCIe slots for extra slots. For my part, I definitely think that SATA cables are going to go the way of the dinosaur in the future. :)

Your system's great, too - I'd be happy with a PC like that. It's more "balanced" than mine, I would say.

Comment reply on gardotd426's Completed Build: My Custom 1080p Ultra Linux Gaming Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, my PC was built when Ryzen was new, so a bunch of the prices are high compared to what you get today, haha. Even so, I don't regret this system - I can game at 4k60 comfortably. If I need more performance, the motherboard can always take a 3950X, and I can wait for prices to inevitably fall.

My 1600 is a dud, can't OC well at all. 3.7GHz is as far as I can go before I have to push voltage and temps to uncomfortable levels (only stock cooler). Also gonna wait for 5.6 to go through a couple of RCs before committing to it. Need some packages to be built against 5.6 first. Mesa-git fixes lockups I've had, too.

Re: Cable management, you can see that my build pics have 4 SATA drives ;) Granted, I have experience with other builds, so I know my way around decently. Plus, my case is pretty solid for cable management.

Comment reply on mop414's Completed Build: Saved from the scrap pile

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Imagine not cleaning your PC. :P

Great find, always nice to see an old timer get a second chance.

Comment reply on gardotd426's Completed Build: My Custom 1080p Ultra Linux Gaming Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I use Linux myself and things are great here! I still hear about regular issues with Windows.

Comment reply on gardotd426's Completed Build: My Custom 1080p Ultra Linux Gaming Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If your PSU has been good so far, I wouldn't bother changing it out. But for future budgety-budget builds, assuming that used part prices are good where you live, I would consider getting a used SeaSonic SS-500ET or something from eBay. Such PSUs have often still got a lot of life left in them, and I would trust a used SeaSonic more than say a brand-new Apevia.

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