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Hardware / Re: Graphics card for new build
« on: 2018-10-30, 23:19:02 »
I'd suggest looking for a high-tier 1080Ti model from ex-miners with proper local warranty. Best price/performance as they go as low as ~400eur.

Hardware / Re: Upgrade processor
« on: 2018-10-03, 09:33:23 »
What I meant was that the 6950X costs a lot more than your 5960X. And the speed difference is probably not worth it.
Research overclocking, or get someone who knows what they're doing. That could get you ~20% more speed.
Even if you invest in better cooling, that's a part you can reuse for other builds.

Hardware / Re: Upgrade processor
« on: 2018-10-02, 12:11:43 »
First of all, what cooling and case are you running? Is your CPU overclocked?
And most important - how much can you really get for your current cpu? (and don't forget that ebay takes 10% if you sell there)
This should establish a performance and price difference. The 6950X is faster for sure, but will it be worth it in price difference?
And again, under good cooling, you can get a lot out of it, or not so much, depending on your luck with OC.

Hardware / Re: Upgrade processor
« on: 2018-10-01, 15:44:15 »
Same as others, I would suggest a new Threadripper system and keeping the 5960x as a node or just selling it.
For less hassle with boards and cooling, the 2950X might be good choice to start with.

Hardware / Re: Ram memory
« on: 2018-09-11, 09:54:00 »
Answering each question separately!

1. For what? 16Gb at this point would be bare minimum for any "work" and even gaming.

2. Always highest amount per stick. If ddr3 then 1x8Gb, if ddr4 then 1x16Gb. Having an easy upgrade path is better. And dual/quad channel doesn't impact work tasks enough.

3. Sorry, but this is highly location dependant question. Get the best deal you can based on other answers here.

4. Seeing these speeds I suppose you mean DDR3. It does not really matter, even a jump from 1600 to 2000+ will give minor boost not worth the price.

5. Sales, etc sometimes make higher tier items cheaper, that's normal. Also the 1600 might have better timings etc. (again, not that important for work)

6. See above.

Please try to be more specific next time, and post in the correct forum section. This clearly is a Hardware question ;)

Hardware / Re: Threadripper 2990WX
« on: 2018-09-03, 16:30:03 »
For what it's worth, some local e-shops show the Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme x399 for order, but with shipping time 15-19 september. Soo, not much sooner.
It's almost like MSI and Gigabyte don't want the free advertising such extreme builds bring for them :|

Hardware / Re: Threadripper 2990WX
« on: 2018-08-28, 13:49:41 »
Lot of the boards do support it straight out of bat, like Taichi for example:

I've seen lot of people saying they have no issues at all, even saying the ECC functionality itself works under Server OS, not that it would matter to us ;- ).

But I don't see it under MSI MEG website, and since no one was able to test it yet (since no one outside of like 5 reviewers had the board), no answer can be found. You might try emailing them, but only some intern who will at best look up at the same public website will give you answer "Doesn't look like we support it".
Yeah... ebay it is then :|
Better to get less, but supported memory.

Hardware / Re: Threadripper 2990WX
« on: 2018-08-28, 12:57:56 »
A bit of a thread hijacking, but I'm finding conflicting info if Threadrippers (both 1&2 gen) support ECC Registered ram?
I know ram speed is beneficial for Ryzen, but with current ram prices, wonder if my old 128Gb 2133MHz ECC Reg set is worth keeping for a TR system.

Hardware / Re: Asus Z9PE D8 WS memory upgrade
« on: 2018-07-19, 14:12:48 »
Crucial and Kingston have compatibility checking on their websites, where you can pick your board and they show compatible memory. This way you can find more options than on Asus list.

Hardware / Re: Rackmount Render Farm starter...
« on: 2018-07-19, 14:10:45 »
I have no experience with rack mounted server builds, but 2 things worry me looking at this.
1. Those two Xeons combined will probably lag behind the rather mainstream Ryzen 7 cpus.
2. Any server hardware is usually loud, since it's meant to be in a separate room. So I'd avoid that for home use.

So, I'd rather build a compact matx box with Ryzen 7 1700 in it.
For example, I've built such a system in Thermaltake V21 case, and they can theoretically even be stacked on top of each other :D

Hardware / Re: fault-prone Threadripper System
« on: 2018-07-17, 14:46:32 »
Yeah, any non-fan noise from PSU is bad. Hence my worries that it might not be good enough for this system.

Memtesting the ram one stick at a time gives more passes, so higher chance to catch a single bad stick. If not, might be board.
Was the ram in supported list on Asrock page?

Either way, if the system is under warranty and the shop is good, just report the PSU sounds and memory errors and let them test. It's usually easier to just swap parts out, which they can do.

Hardware / Re: fault-prone Threadripper System
« on: 2018-07-16, 09:55:19 »
Troubleshooting is a pain, but let's try some options.
Do you have the latest bios installed and reset to defaults?
Is your ram listed on your motherboards supported ram list? (check the exact model on the sticks)
Using AMD power preset in windows Power Options?
Windows 10 all updated and all drivers from Asrock mb page installed?

Other than that, have you tried running memtest86+ from a usb stick to check the ram? (might be good to leave for the night or longer to get at least a few passes)
GPU sitting in nice and fit?

The BSOD also usually give some kind of code, that at least sometimes points in the direction of the problem (or rules out certain parts like gpu etc).
I personally don't like that PSU. It's cheap and only Bronze. But it could have nothing to do with your problem.

As for 32 core TR, current boards probably won't support them well. Maybe on stock speeds at best. But we need to wait and see.

Off-Topic / Re: 3D printing service
« on: 2018-07-03, 16:40:32 »
I have only used and only once, but that seemed to be a good alternative to Shapeways who didn't want to send a silver material ring to EU :|

is modding the board just a matter of flashing the bios?
It used to be copying files it boot partitions etc. Now it's just finding pre-modded bios for your board.

Hardware / Re: graphic card under 300€
« on: 2018-06-27, 18:34:12 »
You can try your luck snatching some ex-miners GTX 1070 for 300€.
But purely for work a GTX 1060 for 180-240€ (3 or 6gb) would be a better investment.

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