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Author: Haines Brown
To: Radisson via Dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Results of Chimaera Test
Anecdotes of success with hardware are so valuable that I'm plugging
in an account of my installing Chimaera on hardware although off


I been happily married to Lian Li for many years, but lighting
displays and glass sides really turn me off. So I ventured to get a
Fractal Meshify 2 Compact Black. Easy to install the hardware.


I'm also rather wedded to Gigabyte. Intel has finally caught up with
AMD with its Z590 chip. It only came out ib March 2021, and so I was
a bit nerous about adopting it. It is a major leap forward in
performance. So I got the Gigagyte Z540 Aorus Elite Ax board.


Although I was worried about dimensions and overhang, I purcahsed
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO V2 CPU Air Cooler, SickleFlow 120 V2 PWM.
This is perhaps overkill for someone who is not a gamer.


It is a Corsair RMX Series (2021), RM750x, 750 Watt, Gold, Fully
Modular Power Supply.


Intel Core i5-11600K Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.9 GHz
Unlocked LGA1200. This is less expensive but relatively fast.


TEAMGROUP T-Force Xtreem ARGB 4800MHz CL20 16GB (2x8GB) PC4-38400
Dual Channel DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Ram (Blue) for Z590 -
TF10D416G4800HC20. Gigyte web site says this compatible.

Main Drive

SAMSUNG 980 PRO 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen4 Internal Gaming SSD M.2

Because a 2 GTB SSD drive would cost too much, I put a 1 TB HDD into the
box to hold a couple large directories.

This MB is the Ax version. This means it comes with a
wireless/bluetooth chip. I've never been able to get firmware on a key
to work for a wireless installation and always had to use an ethernet
cable. This is the first time that autoconfiguraiton of wlab0 went
like a charm without my having to provide firmware.

The only hiccup wsa that Chimaera could only display a VGA screen
resolution. I solved the probken by installing the kernel backport. I
was surprised to find that the reso-lution it provided by default was
HD--better than the WXGA I'v e been using for years.

I may encounter problems down the road, b

Haines Brown