On Monday, January 8, 2018 at 1:38:07 PM UTC-5, Wael Nasreddine wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 11:23 AM tai...@gmx.com <tai...@gmx.com> wrote:
> 
> On 01/07/2018 12:14 PM, Wael M. Nasreddine wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> > On Sat, Jan 6, 2018 at 1:57 PM tai...@gmx.com <tai...@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

NICE!  let us know how it goes. GL 

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