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About redteam4ever

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  • Birthday Feb 07, 1997

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  • Location
    Inside my head
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Linux OS developer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • Motherboard
    ASROCK Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 2x8GB 3200MHz
  • GPU
    MSI R7950 3GB
  • Case
    Antec ISK600
  • Storage
    ADATA SX8200 480GB NVMe SSD + Western Digital Black 500GB
  • PSU
    Corsair CX500M (green label - 2015)
  • Display(s)
    HP 22xi
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Logitech Elite 967234-0403
  • Mouse
    Logitech M500
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro + Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 (S1): Intel Core i5-4200U, Intel HD4400, 8GB RAM, Samsung 850 EVO 500GB, 1080p IPS (once replaced) display with touch and pen support, Windows 10 Pro (Edu) Insider + Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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  1. X570 chipset has more features than B550. Looking at the X570 version, it dropped the 2.5G Ethernet. The X570 version has more PCIe expansion slots with more lanes, better audio solution (with optical S/PDIF) and more USB3.2 Gen1 instead of USB2.0. But you didn't list any of this as things that you look for. What you looked for was decent Ethernet and B550-A PRO wins there because everything else you cared about is the same on these boards. There is an argument to be made that you can upgrade Ethernet with a PCIe NIC but the 10G cards today are still over a 100$, 2.5G NIC can be ha
  2. I have been doing it for years but there is no guarantee it sticks and at one point even interfered with AMD driver installer (I couldn't update GPU drivers on my PC for half year). Some programs unfortunately still write to the C:/Users folder even though the locations were moved. Sometimes you end up with the folders in both places. When I reimage next time, I will leave the folders in their default location and just not use them for any of my data.
  3. I would go with B550 - you will get support for at least next generation of Ryzen. I found three boards under 150€ at Amazon.de (which is the only German seller I can look at, I'm not from Germany). Then I compared the boards and found out that the clear feature winner is this one: MSI B550-A PRO - 149€ This is the only board with 2.5Gb/s Ethernet. Since you are working with media, this might come handy down the line. Per your requirements, it's ATX, has 4 RAM slots (you will not get more with Ryzen AFAIK), one USB Type C, internal Type C header (for front panel). It has one more
  4. I don't know if you caught this, but Linus Torvalds actually had a similar setup to you and he recently upgraded to Threadripper. It was a very sensible upgrade and I think it is something to consider with your needs... Suggested upgrade: CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X - 1999€ This Threadripper is a decent step-up from 9900K, although it might perform a tad worse in some games. 3980X (48 cores) and 3990X (64 cores) have lower clockspeeds which will further diminish gaming performance and are significantly pricier. Cooler: Corsair CW-8960054 - 9.99$ Your H150i
  5. From this article, it seems like HAXM is only supported on Intel CPUs (what a shocker) and isn't required for AMD since the introduction of WHPX. You need to have Windows 10 1803+ and Visual Studio 2017 15.8.0+ which you probably have. Then you need optional Windows features HyperV and Windows Hypervisor Platform installed - as noted in this SO discussion.
  6. I think so, look here: https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2018/07/android-emulator-amd-processor-hyper-v.html In this case, Threadripper might be worth looking into...
  7. Wow... How long is your system running daily on average? I have heard about GPUs dying under intense loads sooner but I have no reference what exactly are intense loads. I would imagine that workstation cards like Quadros and FirePros/Radeon Pros might last longer. What was your first PSU out of curiosity?
  8. Spreading the paste just isn't worth it. Putting enough in the middle and relying on the pressure for distribution is good enough since the heat generating unit - the die - is in the middle on most of the CPUs (Epyc/Threadripper are notable exceptions). If you spread, then you need to get another tool that you need to clean afterwards. The edges of the heatspreader would not transfer enough heat to make a difference and some coolers (Intel stock) even have circular bases that won't cover them anyway. Why bother.
  9. I specifically looked for 4 DIMM slots, the Tomahawk has them and it will support 4th gen Ryzen because it's B550. Buying used CPU at first is a great idea, although I would then wait for next gen replacement of 3950X or 3900X - 3900X is better value, but 3950X is still a substantial upgrade so it can be justified. If it's still applicable that you will be building around Black Friday, you can maybe get a 3700X since the 4th gen will have launched by then - prices should drop. And after 6 months you can upgrade to the 4th gen replacement of 3950X. Waiting on memory is also a good i
  10. So I had a go at the list that was posted here before and made some alterations in light of my last reply. The first thing I noticed was that the prices and availability of 5700XT were weird, but this might be just PCPP not watching that many sellers in Ireland. The other thing was that there was no B550 board with a price on PCPP (so I looked up the MSRP which will probably convert to € 1:1). Since you are going to buy the parts later I wouldn't worry too much about the prices now - there is still plenty of time for them to go down - Ryzen 4000's launch is imminent and you also mentioned Blac
  11. As far as I know, mirroring (a.k.a. RAID 1) won't improve speed or latency. Yes, it will protect against hardware failure but is also not very effective. Modern hardware doesn't really fail on its own. You are better off with a decent backup strategy which protects you against power related failures (e.g. your PSU fails and sends AC through the whole system), ransomware (mirror would be encrypted too), accidental deletion (it's a mirror...) and so on. It's an ineffective solution to a small set of problems in my opinion. Feel free to prove me wrong, but I really can't see why it is better.
  12. Review of this TV/monitor - Philips 558M1RY, it's getting close to the ideal TV you designed 2 years ago: - DP 1.4, 3xHDMI 2.0 - HDR1000 certified VA panel with 4ms response time - USB 4-port powered hub - VESA Adaptive Sync (48-120Hz) - Bowers&Wilkins dedicated speaker bar - claims low input lag It doesn't seem to be available in US/Canada, I can only find different models on the Philips CA (and US) website: https://www.philips.ca/c-p/436M6VBPAB_27/momentum-4k-hdr-display-with-ambiglow
  13. Why do you want RAID and X570? Considering your development needs, the IDEs can be huge - don't know about IntelliJ specifically but Qt is pretty big (like 60GB in default state). You also need to keep room for swap on the NVMe SSD, it will perform better if needed. I would go for a single bigger NVMe drive (at least 500GB) as a boot drive. And single big SATA SSD for storage. There was a video recently on the channel about real world performance difference between SATA and NVMe SSDs and people couldn't generally see the difference.
  14. Try redoing it. If it doesn't work, only then try to repair the boot medium.