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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] New build + extras
o1bigtenor via Dng said on Mon, 30 May 2022 17:03:56 -0500

>I am investing in a new system.
>(Ryzen 7 5800X + Ryzen 570 gpu)

You're going to be very, very pleased with your finished product. 16
high speed threads can tame the toughest online video chat or
javascript-encumbered website. I have a couple suggestions:

1) 105 watts is a hot, hot processor. Make sure you have a CPU cooler
more than capable of cooling it, and make sure that cooler is built
to work for years, because if it stops working, it could damage your
CPU. Because the CPU is throwing off so much heat, you'll need extra
fannage to cool your entire box. If you can fit 200mm fans, those
are excellent CFM/noise ratio.

2) You've got a spectacular processor, so make sure it's got RAM to
match. I'd recommend 64GB RAM. You never know what VMs you'll need
to spin up in the future, or the bloaticity of future software.

In December 2021 I built a box with AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 12-thread
processor, 64GB RAM, a 2TB NVMe for /, and a 14TB 7200 spinning rust
for mountpoints (I use my computer as a file cabinet, among other
things). I can't tell you how pleased I am with this setup. Yours is
going to be even more powerful than mine.


Steve Litt
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