kxuping

Tongas

Discussion created by kxuping on Oct 3, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 5, 2017 by darkwolfca

Description

PC to run Linux as home server: NAS, VMs, Compilation box, Development, etc...
16 penguins

 

Specifications

CPUAMD Ryzen 7 1700 (Stock)
CoolerAMD Wraith Spire RGB
MotherboardGigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming K7 ver 1.0
Memory64GB DDR4 2400 ECC Kingston (4x16GB) KVR24E17D8/16
GraphicsRadeon FirePro V4800 1GB
Disc Drive 1500GB hdd 2.5" Toshiba Sata
Disc Drive 2Western Digital Red 3TB Sata x 3
Disc Drive 3none
PSUCorsair AX860i (860W)
CaseCooler Master 690 Advanced II USB 2.0 (Best case of all time)
Monitornone
Operating SystemLinux Ubuntu 17.10 beta

 

Current Status: Build with all cables hanging no cable management. Linux Ubuntu 17.10 beta installed on old 2.5" hdd. Testing hardware.

 

Latest picture:

 

Build Progress:

 

History:

I wanted a dedicated PC with enough threads, disk and ram to run a lot of vms and do fun stuff on Linux. Never pulled the trigger. The only way to get one AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 was to order an AMD Radeon Pack (Vega 64, Ryzen R7 1700X, Gigabyte X370 K7), so now I would have 2 Ryzen systems. The pack was shipped two weeks later. Vega had no problem clearing customs, but CPU+Mobo were stuck on customs for 1+ month. Got them last week and started gathering parts. So now swapping/reusing parts I started building Tongas and F2004.

 

Why Tongas:

Tongas was a fictional Robot in a local TV network children show when I was a kid. For the fans of retro gaming that is a QuickShot 1 (Atari 800XL Joystick)  on his body.

canal - pipiripao - tongas 01.jpg

Outcomes