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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:28 PM

Hi all,

 

Building a computer to run calculations and use some adobe programs. I figured the components on the list will be suitable but you guys know better, is there any obvious replacements I should make, ? I took those components from other thread builds and have chosen AMD just to try something different. The case was picked rather randomly. 

 

Also wondering if I also need a cpu cooler? 

 

 

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:40 PM

I'd suggest switching the RAM to 2x4gb dual channel RAM. Dual channel means twice the bandwidth of a single channel, which is fairly useful for RAM intense programs like adobes.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:56 PM

Looks fine to me. I'd probably go for dual channel RAM, but probably as 2x 8 GB (if more than 8 GB is useful).

 

The stock cooler should be fine.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:57 PM

Great, thank you both for the advice!



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Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:58 PM

While I agree using dual channel memory is a good idea. I would stick with the single 8GB stick as it will offer a better upgrade path.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 04:10 PM

I have the 2600x, the stock cooler I found to be ok only (my one is better than the one that comes with a 2600), aand found the boost clocks to be more consistent when I pulled my H100i out of my other system and put it on. I recommend an aftermarket one for sure.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 08:30 PM

A Cooler Master Hyper 212X is a good choice, but something else might be as good for the price. Dunno, I haven't really looked in the last while.


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:30 AM

Hi,

Stock cooler with AMD Ryzen chips is more than adequate if you are not overclocking (- which you will not be doing by the look of the power supply and motherboard)

 

My comment is regarding hard drives - both are rather small by modern standards.

 

I would suggest going to the 500GB version of the Samsung SSD and skipping the other drive for now.

 

When/if you need the extra drive you can easily add it later - and I would suggest at least a 2TB drive if not larger.

 

remember the SSD even when close to being full wont really slow down like a traditional hard drive does as it gets to about 2/3rds full.


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Posted 02 July 2018 - 12:53 PM

I ended up sticking with the list and got it all set up. Thank you for the advice and comments! I tend to shy away from overclocking and the cpu for now seems to be doing quite well. It's running at 100% and not making too much noise which is nice. Case ended up being different since I wanted to buy everything from mightyape. 

 

Regarding the hard drives, I have plenty of room on other PCs and this computer wasn't going to store anything non work related so even the 1tb was more than required. 

 

 

Thanks again for all the advice, it's very much appreciated! 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 10:57 PM

The computer is running well minus one key element. The pc seems to go to sleep after around four hours even though I have it set to not go to sleep. Once it goes to sleep I can't wake it up,  I have set it to never go to sleep. I have taken it a step further and changed advance power settings to include no hybrid sleep. I have made sure that the wireless keyboard and mouse can wake up the device (and also when it was a sleep I plugged in a usb mouse and had no luck). 

 

I checked bios but I didn't see anything obvious, is there any ideas on what I can check to see the cause of the problem. I looked at system logs and found nothing.

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

That seems pretty strange to me... I assume that it doesn't go to sleep when you're using it? Does it wake up if you manually put it to sleep earlier? Is it actually going to sleep, or a crash of some sort? Does it wake up with the power button?


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:26 AM

That seems pretty strange to me... I assume that it doesn't go to sleep when you're using it? Does it wake up if you manually put it to sleep earlier? Is it actually going to sleep, or a crash of some sort? Does it wake up with the power button?

Correct in assuming it doesn't go to sleep while I am using it. I left it for 2 hours and it was fine but then when it was over 4 hours it went into this state. I may be wrong in assuming it is sleeping. The cpu fan runs and the led lights are all on. When I connected a usb mouse to it the lights on the mouse were on too. Power button does nothing unless I hold it down and then it will switch off. 

I assume it is not a crash since there is no error log for it. I should have also mentioned that I know it is roughly four hours since that is the time of the last modified file (while running calculations I am constantly outputting files) I have used to same program on many computers so I don't think thats the problem.

 

I tried doing a few more things regarding power settings and no I am waiting to see how it turned out, hopefully one of the fixes worked.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 10:26 AM

Does the computer go to sleep after four hours if you're not running the software that's doing calculations?


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Posted 10 July 2018 - 11:41 AM

Does the computer go to sleep after four hours if you're not running the software that's doing calculations?

Haven't tried this, will be the next thing I try if it happens again.

 

So far so good, computer is still functional hopefully it's fixed.



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Posted 10 July 2018 - 01:21 PM

Correct in assuming it doesn't go to sleep while I am using it. I left it for 2 hours and it was fine but then when it was over 4 hours it went into this state. I may be wrong in assuming it is sleeping. The cpu fan runs and the led lights are all on. When I connected a usb mouse to it the lights on the mouse were on too. Power button does nothing unless I hold it down and then it will switch off. 

I assume it is not a crash since there is no error log for it. I should have also mentioned that I know it is roughly four hours since that is the time of the last modified file (while running calculations I am constantly outputting files) I have used to same program on many computers so I don't think thats the problem.

 

I tried doing a few more things regarding power settings and no I am waiting to see how it turned out, hopefully one of the fixes worked.

 

Hmm, that doesn't sound like it is sleeping. When sleeping the fans and lights would be off, with the exception of the power LED which would probably be blinking. And the power button should always wake it up from sleep. Definitely seems like something has crashed somehow, I'm just not sure what it would be to leave no errors.

 

Haven't tried this, will be the next thing I try if it happens again.

 

So far so good, computer is still functional hopefully it's fixed.

 

Hopefully it is.


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 11:03 AM

Working fine now! Did a whole bunch of things so I don't know what the exact cause was but it worked out in the end.


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