My new PC arrived!

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(Kitten not included)

I'll publish later a blog-post to describe the setup I selected and review if digital-painting/video/CGgraphics feels good with it on GNU/Linux. In short, I'll list you the hardware I took:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • Motherboard: Asrock B450M-Pro4
  • Ram: 2x8GB G.Skill DDR4 @ 3200Mhz
  • GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
  • Case: Bequiet! Pure Base 500
  • CPU/Fan: Bequiet! Pure Rock 2 Black
  • PowerUnit: Bequiet! Pure Power 11, 600W 80+Gold.

For the SSD, I have them already from my previous config. It's not sponsored, and I bought it on LDLC for ~1100€ the whole pack. For now: unboxing time and install. 🐧 I'll put on it Kubuntu 20.04 following my guide. I should get back to work before the end of Afternoon. (but let's be realistic: I think I'll play painting/benchmarking/tweaking it all night long before I'm happy with it)




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19 comments

link Jo   - Reply

\(^-^)/
Belle config !

link Sky   - Reply

Super ! Je voulais justement monter une machine full AMD avec des drivers opensource pour du jeu et édition multimédia. J'ai hâte de lire tes retours sur la config.

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Great! I just wanted to build a full AMD machine with open source drivers for gaming and multimedia editing. I can't wait to read your feedback on the config.

link Andrew Glasgow   - Reply

Kitty's looking for the mouse.

link No2Fan   - Reply

WoW, Awsome, I always wanted to see how a high-end AMD system would support krita, Please do a review about this.
By the way his is the legal battle against webtoons going, Hope everything was resolved. I have not seen any new uploads,but the old uploads are still there.

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

Thanks! Yes, I'll review it today after the artwork I have to do. I hope I'll have enough time left to write and add screenshots. If not, it will happen during the week-end.
About webtoons; I sent a copyright infringement notice to LINE, they redirected me to their Webtoon departement with a protocol of document/justification to attach. I did that almost two weeks ago, and no answer. Last monday, I wrote them they have to move quickly or I'll put the thing public on social media and blog on Monday 9.

link No2Fan   - Reply

Well in that case you have my support :)

link Anonymous   - Reply

Attention avec cette carte mère pour installer windows 10 : https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/a1t7ur/cant_install_windows_10_on_asrock_b450_pro4_am4/

Il faut bien mettre l'ISO de windows 10 sur une clef USB 2.0 et non 3.0 et la brancher sur un port USB 2.0

link Anonymous   - Reply

Je dis ça dans le cas d'un double-boot.

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

Merci pour la bienveillance, je garde l'info même si −évidement− je compte ne faire tourner que GNU/Linux sur cette machine.

link Châu   - Reply

When have time please try Blender 2.90

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

Blender benchmark and 2.90 is probably the first thing I installed. I'm really enjoying Grease Pencil recently ^__^

link Luxen   - Reply

Joli ! Est-ce que tu as choisi un GPU AMD car ils sont plus faciles a utiliser que les Nvidia sous Linux ?

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

J'ai choisi AMD car ils sont open-source là ou Nvidia propose une boite noire.
"Plus facile" est un mythe: installer ROCm (le driver AMD) reste 10x plus technique que d'aller dans system source> driver et de cliquer sur les driver Nvidia.
https://rocmdocs.amd.com/en/latest/Installation_Guide/Installation-Guide.html ; aussi c'est limité au version LTS pour les 'buntu.
Mais j'ai installé, et avec openCL, Blender fonctionne bien.

link Luxen   - Reply

Effectivement, c'est pas très user-friendly mais quand on aime l'open-source on ne compte pas les efforts ^^. En tout cas je ne connaissais pas ROCm, c'est bon à savoir. Merci !

link Ümit   - Reply

Did the kitten come with the box? :D
Hope you enjoy it my friend.

link PO   - Reply

I thought/read that AMD drivers come with Kubuntu... Is there advantages in installing ROCm?

link David REVOY Author, - Reply

I was suprised too and thought that if a open-source driver existed; it would be merged into the distro.
But no; I saw here the same type of situation than with Nvidia and proprietary software. Without it; you have a Mesa with glitches and poor performances. Once installed the RocM; no more tiny glitches, and the OpenCL rendering option appeared on Blender to do rendering on the GPU in realtime. I saw also Davinci Resolve video editor needing this OpenCL option. For other parts of the machine; no idea about the improvement.

link PO   - Reply

Thanks a lot! Good to know!

link Lynerlok   - Reply

C'est cool ! Ça devrait être une bonne config à mon avis !

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