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Forum Topic "Old Supermicro motherboard, no video."

someta submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

I can try pulling the battery again and testing it for juice, but I don't know if I have any more 2032s around...

Forum Topic "Old Supermicro motherboard, no video."

someta submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

Unfortunately, no. I'm sure the OS I had on the machine was displaying video on the PCIe card when I put it away, but now it won't, even if I leave it long enough that it definitely would boot into said OS if it could.

I may try buying an old ATI HD 5450, so that it's compatible out of the box with Linux just to rule out that it somehow is booting but still not displaying video. That said, I'd rather not do that, as I won't need it if I replace the CPU/mobo/RAM with new(ish) Intel stuff that has a iGPU...

Forum Topic "Old Supermicro motherboard, no video."

someta submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

When I say "storage" I mean they were sitting right next to my other computers (that are used every day), in a climate-controlled room.

EDIT: There were being stored for a few weeks at the most...

haza12d's Completed Build: MSI - Dragons

someta 3 Builds 5 points 5 days ago

I don't normally like that case, but this build makes me reconsider that!

+1, I hope this gets featured!

Chemshock's Completed Build: Carbotanium Viper

someta 3 Builds 1 point 11 days ago

Very nice build!

How loud and hot is that Vega 64?

customgtp's Completed Build: Xeon Project Build

someta 3 Builds 2 points 14 days ago

+1 for sure!

Xeons are seriously underrated. My E3-1231v3 games just fine, and my old L5520 machine is plenty fast for day to day use.

EDIT: That font was waaay too big...

someta's Completed Build: Bloodborn

someta submitter 3 Builds 2 points 26 days ago

I haven't been using the machine much, but it works fine for Linux... I haven't tried it on Windows or any games really.

someta's Completed Build: Bloodborn

someta submitter 3 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

It's basically ATX, just slightly bigger.

someta's Completed Build: Bloodborn

someta submitter 3 Builds 2 points 28 days ago

Thanks! It was a fun little project that ate up far too much time and money... If I upgrade my main rig, this will probably get turned into a NAS or something, and some of the parts will become a Linux box to be my daily driver.

123581321U's Completed Build: Ryzen Refresh 2017

someta 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

You're welcome!

123581321U's Completed Build: Ryzen Refresh 2017

someta 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

RAM speed definitely seems to be one of those things with Ryzen. I was looking at the RAM QVL for the ASRock AB350M and there was only one 3200MHz kit actually running at 3200MT/s. All the other 3000+MHz kits were running around 2933MT/s (and some at 3000 or 3066).

As long as it works and it's fast enough for what you need it for, don't sweat it too much.

Also, +1 for a simple and effective build! Well done.

Explorer487's Completed Build: Stealthy Space Heater

someta 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Good build and write-up! +1

Slow snail mail yo.

Yep. Why haven't we developed the technology to email parts already? Someone get on this!

Eltech's Completed Build: Okurimono (???)

someta 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Aw, you are too kind someta.

:3 Thanks.

I'm... a bit of a paparazzi when it comes to my builds.

If only I was. Build logs are much more interesting with lots of photos!

get my camera smashed into the ground.

As an amateur photographer, and someone who prizes their camera above a lot of other things, this made me wince. Those poor paparazzi! LOL, thanks for cheering up my day!

Eltech's Completed Build: Okurimono (???)

someta 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Eltech's back! And with an amazing build, write-up, and pictures.

Which begs the question, how do you possibly take so many good photos for a build? I get all the parts for a new computer, take a picture, then three to four hours later realize I have a PC and no pictures to show.

living180's Completed Build: Gandalf Reborn

someta 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

+1 for Linux! Not just for Linux, since it's a good build, but Linux helps :P

1250nick's Completed Build: My personal rig(ver. 'how many upgrades did i have?')

someta 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you! This is good news.

1250nick's Completed Build: My personal rig(ver. 'how many upgrades did i have?')

someta 3 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

What kind of OS is it running? Windows 10 by any chance? I'm wondering if 10 will work on X79 with a E5 V2 Xeon like your setup.

Dugn8r's Completed Build: HYPERPC Gladiator

someta 3 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

This looks amazing. What is it intended for? I imagine it would be an amazing workstation for CPU and GPU rendering...

bsodmike's Completed Build: ThreadREAPER Virtualisation Server (w/ Fedora 26/KVM/IOMMU) // AMD Threadripper 1950X

someta 3 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

This really makes me want to take the Threadripper plunge... I tried GPU passthrough on my Z97/E3 Xeon system using IceWM on Arch Linux, but my motherboard doesn't support it properly :(

And now I want Threadripper.

dscustoms's Completed Build: Modded Define R5 "Scarlet R5"

someta 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Very pretty! It's really bright and energetic.

Jasminelly's Completed Build: The Glass Castle

someta 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

It is creative!

By the way, what's the volume of the case, anyway?

Perhaps... A couple of quartz?

Jasminelly's Completed Build: The Glass Castle

someta 3 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

+1 for the description, +1 for the note at the end

+1 for the quartz?

Ludis's Completed Build: Team Red Upgrade - Ryzen 5

someta 3 Builds 3 points 2 months ago

Nice... +1

I see you're also working on a $1000 monitor stand.

EK_Derick's Completed Build: Verktøy Cu

someta 3 Builds 5 points 2 months ago

Well, okay. If you want me, I'll be crying in the corner because I'll never make anything this amazing...

Fabzsant0s's Completed Build: custom watercooled nano s beast

someta 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Seriously, though. This is beautiful. Definitely a +1.

Fabzsant0s's Completed Build: custom watercooled nano s beast

someta 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Fabzsant0s, you will ride eternal, shiny and chrome.

+1

heyRaxa's Completed Build: Green Nano S

someta 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Also, the temps seem okay given the overclock and limited rad space...

heyRaxa's Completed Build: Green Nano S

someta 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Maybe it's just me, but I think we've been rather short on UV-reactive builds like this around here.

I really like the green/blue/UV combination!

+1

Saren's Completed Build: My youtube/reddit machine.

someta 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

lol, I imagine it would save you some time!...

Saren's Completed Build: My youtube/reddit machine.

someta 3 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

I ran IceWM on Arch on my 16GB workstation for a while, allowing me to compile code in a 10GB RAM disk. I could have gone bigger, as the window manager/sudo desktop environment I had set up only used about 170 (max) MBs of RAM on idle. RAM disks are nice...

I'm guessing you're doing something heavily multithreaded?

EDIT: pseudo, not sudo. I've spent too much time on Linux (as if that's possible :D)... Left it for the lols.

Adamt602's Completed Build: God of threads

someta 3 Builds 9 points 2 months ago

"Is this necessary?" Nooooooooo. Is it amazing? Yeeeesssss. Thank you for gracing my computer screen with this build.

+1

CassusVas's Completed Build: Bioinformatics and Gaming Build - 2nd build ever

someta 3 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

I'm also in the same boat. The Windows exclusives are the only reason I even have a Windows drive in my rig. I'm glad to say I haven't booted Windows in about a month or so, as I can still play Minecraft/Open Arena on Linux, and I haven't needed Office yet...

CassusVas's Completed Build: Bioinformatics and Gaming Build - 2nd build ever

someta 3 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

This sounds like a fun build. +1

And I hate to do this, but +2 for Linux. Go Linux!

jayn's Completed Build: My 2017 Ryzen 1700 Rig (Custom Watercooled)

someta 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

This is awesome! Good work!

alejcho's Completed Build: AZEND - Ryzen ITX Master Race Build

someta 3 Builds 6 points 4 months ago

...and congrats! It is featured!

alejcho's Completed Build: AZEND - Ryzen ITX Master Race Build

someta 3 Builds 26 points 4 months ago

Saw first picture

"Welp, this gets an upvote..."

This is also ripe for a feature....

Hunter_Exacute's Completed Build: Unicorn Prison

someta 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Thanks, I'll keep it in mind then!

Clemeit's Completed Build: Licensed Driver

someta 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

tl;dr - I spent more money and now I'm broke but I regret nothing

but I regret nothing

PC building done right!

OnlyHeStandsThere's Completed Build: Money Pit

someta 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

No problem! You're welcome!

someta's Completed Build: Bloodborn

someta submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

the RAM DIMMS can go to 1333Mhz, but the processor limits them to 1066Mhz... If I update the BIOS and install some hex core 5600 Xeons I should be able to get them to 1333, but more RAM is actually the priority.

OnlyHeStandsThere's Completed Build: Money Pit

someta 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

This is gorgeous! Very nice job, you have my +1!

FloppyMcDisk's Completed Build: An IT's Tinkertoy (AKA my first build)

someta 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks! I'll have to play with Notion now! I'm always looking for new Linux distros and environments to try....

FloppyMcDisk's Completed Build: An IT's Tinkertoy (AKA my first build)

someta 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Is that the bspwm window manager? I have a Manjaro ISO sitting around with bspwm, but I've never gotten around to learning it...

+1

Hunter_Exacute's Completed Build: Unicorn Prison

someta 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

How do you like that monitor? Looks like an easy entry into 4K...

cwatkinson's Completed Build: 32 BLK Monster

someta 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

For me, there's not enough benefit to loading up on RAM for the price (although I have seen used server RAM drop to as little as two dollars per gigabyte on ebay). For big corporations (and data scientists) there may be more of a benefit. I too hope memory drops in price....

cwatkinson's Completed Build: 32 BLK Monster

someta 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Honestly, 64GBs of RAM (or 128GBs of what's probably registered ECC RAM) should be enough for me, but I can technically put 96GBs of registered ECC RAM on my current board (I actually only have 12GBs right now) and I would love to run basically everything out of a massive RAM disk.

cwatkinson's Completed Build: 32 BLK Monster

someta 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I've been eying the same processors, but putting them on a EEATX Supermicro board so I could fit more RAM. I'm already trying to replace my dual LGA 1366 server-turned-desktop with something more powerful for VMs.

Only problem is that there are no cheap cases that fit EEATX since it's basically unique to Supermicro. I may have to get an EATX motherboard tray and build a case around it. Good to remember there are ATX boards as a backup.

Also, +1!

someta's Completed Build: Bloodborn

someta submitter 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

I honestly have a hard time with budget builds. I'm in the US, so I may not be a ton of help... I'm also not sure how much PC building experience you have.

The best advice I can give you is to do research, ask questions, plan out everything, figure out what you're going to use the machine for, now and in the future.

It's worth posting a thread here as well.

People "down under" (sorry, I've always wanted to say that) can probably help you source parts and reviews better than I can.


  • Ideally, you want a CPU that won't hold back will pair well with a nice GPU, and a GPU that will push enough frames at your desired resolution and settings.

  • Buying parts one at a time can help, but it can make it harder to return defective items if the return period has expired.

  • If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right. If a PSU fails, it has the potential to destroy everything else in the system (as it's wired to everything), so it's worth getting a quality PSU the first time.

  • I said this already, but know what you're going to do with the computer! Is it a gaming rig? A video workstation? A programming rig? The parts list will differ based on the answer.

someta's Completed Build: Bloodborn

someta submitter 3 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

I haven't actually tested it in anything beside Minecraft (I wasn't planning on gaming on it). When I get a chance, I'll try something like DOOM 2016, along with TF2 and any other games I've got available, and see if I can get OpenArena to run (although OA is basically Quake III, and runs on a potato)...

If you're looking to put a GT 1030 in a budget build, it'd probably be fine for light games (e-sports sorts of games), but more GPU intensive things will run slower. I kind of doubt DOOM 2016 is going to do much on it, even with how heavily optimized it is for multithreading.

Do you have a parts list for your budget build set out? I'd be happy to look over it if you want any feedback or ideas!

someta's Completed Build: Bloodborn

someta submitter 3 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

lol, yes. it's a 30 watt card. I was thinking of some other hardware I had laying around.

excellent little card.

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