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Author: o1bigtenor
CC: Devuan ML
Subject: Re: [DNG] New build + extras
On Tue, May 31, 2022 at 8:46 AM Steve Litt <slitt@???> wrote:
> o1bigtenor via Dng said on Mon, 30 May 2022 17:03:56 -0500
> >Greetings
> >
> >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 am finding that web browsers are quite greedy when its comes to
system resources - - - especially the cpu but so far it seems like the
most I'm seeing is maybe 2 cores in use rarely more.
Between most software not using more than a few cores and cost
was what decided me on this particular proc.
None of the more core procs run at 3.8 GHz base (I think there is
a bump up available too on the chosen model) so until a lot of
programs make use of multi-core I thought it not worth going for
more cores.

> 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.

CPU cooler is to be a 150 mm Noctua cpu cooler

> 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.

I only put in 64 GB (have 64 GB in the old box already) but did it as 2 x 32 so
that I could add more if warranted.
> 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.

Going to use mirrored 1TB M2 drives for system info and another set of
mirrored 1TB SSDs for /home. Moving the previous raid array over after
up and running.
Hopefully not too much fighting to get the graphics working the way I want.
I've never used the open source Radeon drivers so that could be 'interesting'.

Any suggestions on how to move over all the stored stuff like from
rednotebook, browsers, and the like?