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by BadSweetums
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea
Replies: 17
Views: 5248

Re: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea

Think of this system as a stripped down proof of concept. It has no great purpose to serve beyond being powerful and fast. 16 GB of system memory is enough for a speed run. Or, to cache a DVD, Four sticks to fully enable 4-channel memory. I'm good with 16GB of working high speed system memory until ...
by BadSweetums
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea
Replies: 17
Views: 5248

Threadripper HEDT System Build Idea

ThreadRipper!!!! AMD has finally gone big instead of going under! The initial results are in and ... they are not perfect. The chips appear to have circuitry that limits current draw to the designed TDP, Good spin, your expensive HEDT CPU cannot damage itself if you have adequate cooling. Bad spin, ...
by BadSweetums
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

I was closer to reality than I knew when I added my exit line about one person engines of destruction. Please accept this correction and my most unworthy apology for any difficulties endured because: 1) I cited the wrong motherboard manual. Please update references to Gigabyte's Aorus GA-X370-GAMING...
by BadSweetums
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

Thanks guys. I'll be running the same story in system builders anonymous soon. Or, just let it die until the hardware hits the streets and I actually build it. Ryzen is impressive even with its' sensible limitations. I wish it allowed a more extreme working build; but I doubt quadrupling my planned ...
by BadSweetums
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

Thanks MOSFET; sending the discussion back to my original question reminds me, I did not share the :P spiritual purpose :P of this intellectual exercise when I was sharing my harsh factual soliloquy on what I wanted versus what Ryzen and the X370 Express chip set can provide. :oops: personal reveal;...
by BadSweetums
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum
Replies: 404
Views: 355540

Re: Joining the Religion & Politics Forum

I BELIEVE!!!! May I join the Religion and Politics forum. I'm watching for the next wave of responsible government.

I tried 'Beam me up Scotty, there's ....' and I have had no response. I hope the Federation has not splintered and disintegrated.
by BadSweetums
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

Okay, more is on the way. It is definitely not consumer grade. Definitely PC fantasy league bench racing material.

Search Opteron Naples and watch for links to Vega. Maybe ASUS will do an RoG edition in 2018 for serious high rollers.
by BadSweetums
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

Thanks ptsant. I must agree that I am asking for a Bugatti Chiron when I would be better served by a Kubota, or a small garden tractor. Kougar, keep your dreams. Do not download the manual. Do not analyze the table labeled "PCIe bandwidth table For RYZEN series processors" on page 29. May ...
by BadSweetums
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

Please pardon a direct explanation of my lame attempt at humor by attempting to impersonate a n3wb3 60d (please decode using a basic leetspeak decoder) who might say 'Yo doodz, look at my braggin rights system. I'm using U.2. It is hot swappable and I have three fans cooling it for my ultimate power...
by BadSweetums
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

Thanks for opening the myriad possibilities of using good adapters. An adapter may be necessary if I pursue a dual PCIe x4 drive RAID array. The X370 motherboard that I have been exploring offers 2 M.2 x4 ports (one 2.0, one 3.0) and a U.2 x4 3.0 port. The U.2 port and the M.2 3.0 port share the sam...
by BadSweetums
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

Feature creep, marketing and unicorn stickers all seem appropriate to me. As in 'Yo doodz, look at my braggin rights system. I'm using U.2. It is hot swappable and I have three fans cooling it for my ultimate power big data mining operations. ;-)' Not me, just in it for kicks and to have something r...
by BadSweetums
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Re: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

Thank you mighty lions of IT. I kinda understood that U.2 has merit. I just did not understand in what context. You made the decision chain clear and understandable. M.2 x4 good. U.2 x4 good, hot swappable and more accessible for cooling. May I cast a small amount of shade on the utility of putting ...
by BadSweetums
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface
Replies: 22
Views: 7361

Ryzen X370 Build - U.2 interface

I'm planning a high end Ryzen build. My previous question in Motherboards and Memory yielded quick, helpful and usable information, thanks team Tech Report, I feel it is time for a brief discussion of storage interfaces. (BTW, a 2-ch high speed memory solution is probably the best way to go until CP...
by BadSweetums
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen System Build Planning - System Memory 4-ch vs 2-ch
Replies: 12
Views: 6141

Re: Ryzen System Build Planning - System Memory 4-ch vs 2-ch

even as I suspectaltated. Engineering for marketing BS. Maybe when CPUs move to a wider memory bus. Intel's integrated GPUs still are like a candle burning dimly in a distant house on a foggy night.
by BadSweetums
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen System Build Planning - System Memory 4-ch vs 2-ch
Replies: 12
Views: 6141

Re: Ryzen System Build Planning - System Memory 4-ch vs 2-ch

I personally refuse to commit; but, the PCWorld article I cited in my original post showed no real world performance loss for an i7-5820K with 16 GBs of system memory installed as 2-ch (2 x 8GB) in a 2 DIMM slot mini-ITX X99 motherboard compared to the same CPU installed in a full-size Asus X99 Pro ...
by BadSweetums
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen System Build Planning - System Memory 4-ch vs 2-ch
Replies: 12
Views: 6141

Re: Ryzen System Build Planning - System Memory 4-ch vs 2-ch

Thanks for clearing that up, you made things a lot easier than I thought it would be. I confess to being an advanced barbarian with limited interest in digging through the piles of boiler plate that sometimes unintentionally hide minor important details like "can this part make good use of 4-ch...
by BadSweetums
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen System Build Planning - System Memory 4-ch vs 2-ch
Replies: 12
Views: 6141

Ryzen System Build Planning - System Memory 4-ch vs 2-ch

My i5-3470 system has served me well; but I want bragging rights. So, I hope to spec a high-end Ryzen system that totally rocks and completely works. Rocks = it just does it, almost zero waiting. Completely works = nothing that just adds eyewash; like a Windows 98 system with one GB of system memory...
by BadSweetums
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Lazy Twit Building Home Gigabit LAN - Two Wireless Routers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Re: Lazy Twit Building Home Gigabit LAN - Two Wireless Route

Thanks, I guess I should RTFM. The extra CAT-6 link looks like the most elegant solution after following your logic. I confess to not going beyond skimming the sales description when the WNR3500 showed up at a good price and after investigating where it stood in the food chain for wireless routers, ...
by BadSweetums
Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Lazy Twit Building Home Gigabit LAN - Two Wireless Routers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Re: Lazy Twit Building Home Gigabit LAN - Two Wireless Route

The two routers might be 13 feet, 4 meters, apart. But, one will be in an equipment room with all the usual unsightly clutter. The other will be on a counter-top near the front door. Guests may be invited to use my bandwidth on their smartphones, and other mobile devices, with a simple touch and go ...
by BadSweetums
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Lazy Twit Building Home Gigabit LAN - Two Wireless Routers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Re: Lazy Twit Building Home Gigabit LAN - Two Wireless Route

Thank you very much. I'm thinking a second router, probably wireless because most inexpensive gigabit routers seem to be wireless. The WNR3500, or the new router, will be out in public so guests can handshake with it and join my network. I need one under the stairs to share my bandwidth.
by BadSweetums
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Lazy Twit Building Home Gigabit LAN - Two Wireless Routers?
Replies: 7
Views: 2445

Lazy Twit Building Home Gigabit LAN - Two Wireless Routers?

I'm building a home network. I'm running 8 CAT-6 drops from a central panel. I have a Netgear WNR3500 Router that I want to put at one of the drops to support visiting wireless devices and maybe a Kitchen PC. My question is; what is the best way to distribute broadband from my central panel, which w...
by BadSweetums
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: PCI-based WiFi adapters - are they any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: PCI-based WiFi adapters - are they any good?

PCI WiFi adapters work better than USB dongles in my experience. I used a Belkin USB dongle with a lovely cord and base that let me hunt for the best signal. It died in less than three months. I suspect the designer expected me to eject it or turn off my desktop while it was not in use. 24/7 operati...