On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 11:23 AM taii...@gmx.com <taii...@gmx.com> wrote:
> On 01/07/2018 12:14 PM, Wael M. Nasreddine wrote: > > > On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:57 PM taii...@gmx.com <taii...@gmx.com> wrote: > > I did build PCs before, but that was literarly a life time ago (early > > 2000's), and since then, I've been with laptops. I was aware of PCI-e > > compatibility, but I did not know to what degree the difference in speed > > might affect the GPU. Would a GTX 1080 work for instance? > There is no real difference between 3.0 and 2.0 even with 4K, Crossfire > and the latest cards so having v2.0 is fine. > As I have stated before nvidia is a bad company and you shouldn't buy > from them, they do not support owner-control, actively hinder linux > driver development and VM gaming. > Good to know, thanks Taiidan. In that case, it's good that I got myself an AMD Radeon HD 6950 ( https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Radeon-HD-6950-2GB-GDDR5-PCIe-Video-Graphics-Card-Dell-PN-1643M/272894243766), I'll use this one as primary, and I'll wait till the price of the Vega comes down, I have my eye on RX Vega 64. > Don't forget your board standoffs, and don't confuse the PCI-e power > cables with EPS12V. > Since it has been a long time you should brush up and watch some vids > from reputable places, you gotta be careful considering how much $$$ you > have spent :] > Will do. > >> Hey when you get this let me know if you need any help setting up VM > >> gaming it is very difficult but very rewarding. > >> One gotcha I have noticed is NUMA alignment, each 16 core CPU contains > >> two NUMA nodes and performance will suffer greatly if things are not > >> properly aligned (gets tricker in VM's too) > Are you talking about alignment of RAM? The KGPE-D16 specifies the RAM order in the manual ( http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketG34(1944)/KGPE-D16/Menual_QVL/E8847_KGPE-D16.pdf page 2-17). > >> > >> > >> I will definitely do that. > I eagerly await your gaming benchmarks, there are several triple A games > out there that support 16 cores and you must try them. > >> TPM: > >> I am not sure about TPM's I would call ASUS and ask for a board > >> compatible part number. > >> > >> I might have to return the one I got then, it's a Gigabyte TPM module. > Like I said call and ask asus what model number you need for the board. > > Ideally you could simply use whatever same-generation of TPM (board is > v1.2 not v2.0) as it uses a simple LPC bus for communication but you > might as well buy whatever asus tells you to so to avoid trouble. > Coreboot devs tested with asus's infineon brand TPM. > I assume you have bought a TPM 2.0, if so that definitely won't work. > I'm aware that Linux does not support TPM 2.0 so I did order a TPM v1.2. I'll give ASUS a call to confirm it works. >> Newegg Links: > >> I can't view newegg links, you would have to find a OEM link to show me. > >> I would get a 1KW PSU from a reputable company, like I said dual EPS12V, > >> modular and japanese capacitors is what you want. > >> > >> > > I got this one, > https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=220-G3-1000-X1 > I usually don't recommend evga as I don't like companies who sell both > good and bad products (their lower end stuff is crappy) but that seems > fine, good reviews japanese caps and a nice 10 year warranty. >> Case Price - no more than $200 unless it includes nice front HDD hot > >> swap bays - Don't use the PSU that comes with the case. > >> > >> Unfortunately, it ended up closer to 400. I got this one > > http://www.norcotek.com/product/rpc-4220/ it was difficult finding EEB > > cases. Depending on the noise it makes, there's a braket that I can > switch > > in it to change the 4 80mm fans with 3 120mm fans. In anycase, I wanted a > > case that has wide support for boards (CEB, EEB, ATX and mini ATX) so > later > > on I can update the components and not have to reinvenst in the case. > Nice case, pricey but with an HBA or RAID card you can install all the > drives you'll ever want. > It has good reviews that mention the high quality, good choice! > Thanks. > >> I would also get front drive bay HDD enclosures that have a fan > >> otherwise your drives will get hot inside the case and be a pain to > >> service. > >> > > this one does not have a fan, I'll add a braket if I see a need, but I > > think it'll be alright with the 6 fans it has. > Yeah you sure will, since the bays came with the case you won't need > additional cooling as they have already taken care of that (with the > assorted case fans) > > Send me links, titles, prices and used/new status for the rest of the > stuff you got and I can look it over. > Sure, here's the same list with direct OEM links, BTW you can just use curl to get the 302 location of the links without having to use the browser for them :) - Case: http://www.norcotek.com/product/rpc-4220/ new - PSU: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=220-G3-1000-X1 new - Motherboard: KGPE-D16 new (opened box though) $270 - CPU: 2x https://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-AMD-Opteron-6386-OS6386YETGGHK-16-Core-2-8GHz-Socket-G34-CPU-TQ1488/122885384670 $200 used - CPU Cooling: 2x https://www.ebay.com/itm/Noctua-NH-U12DO-A3/332385518775 new - RAM: https://www.ebay.com/itm/32GB-4X8GB-DDR3-1600MHz-ECC-REG-MEMORY-FOR-ASRock-EP2C602-4L-D16-SSI-EEB-Server/162349088753 $200 for 64Gb - TPM: Gigabyte GC-TPM (can't find OEM link, but I have a feeling that I'll be replacing it anyway). - GPU: https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Radeon-HD-6950-2GB-GDDR5-PCIe-Video-Graphics-Card-Dell-PN-1643M/272894243766 refurbished $70 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. 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