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pete910 commented on 17 January 2018 at 1:03 pm UTC

@Mora Nice desk

@Xpander What monitor you got ?

Heres my setup(After I tidied up..)


Ryzen 1700x @ 3.9
HyperX 3200 (CL16) mem 16 GB
Gigabyte Ax370 K7
Water cooled
1Tb 960 pro nvme (/ + /home )
512Gb OCZ vertex4 ssd (Vids)
1Tb 850 evo ssd (Games)
250Gb 850 evo ssd (win7)

Roccat headset/Keyboard/mouse
Samsung c32gh70 fs2 144hz monitor 32" 1440p
Asus PB278Q 27" 1440p



Better look at mobo


Xpander commented on 17 January 2018 at 1:06 pm UTC

@pete910 AOC Gaming AG271QX

dvd commented on 17 January 2018 at 2:08 pm UTC

Wow, that desk/case is just so good, i love how you put it together!

pete910 commented on 18 January 2018 at 9:22 am UTC

@Xpander Nice, Shame no G-sync with you having a 1070! though then price goes stupid because Nvidia!

It is nice to use a high refresh rate monitor, I jumped from a 60hz to 144 which is somewhat noticeable, freesync is nice too

Cheers @dvd

callcifer commented on 13 February 2018 at 3:48 pm UTC

I love my triple monitor setup



i7-5820K overclocked to 4.5GHz
32GB DDR4 2800MHz RAM
GTX 1080Ti (150MHz graphics, 500MHz memory overclock)
2x 1TB Samsung 850 Evo SSD (1 each for Linux / Windows)
Asus MG279Q (1440p 144Hz) as primary monitor
2x cheap AOC 1080p IPS monitors for work
Das Keyboard 4 Professional
Logitech MX Master 2S Mouse

I rarely boot into Windows 7, it’s mostly for the occasional Windows-only game which is becoming more and more rare for me.

Full list of hardware here.

entropie commented on 24 January 2019 at 4:13 pm UTC


I placed the rig in the living room so it gives off some nice lightning effects, we have some more rgb lights in the furniture . I still didnt manage to find a convenient way to manipulate the ram rgb, it does work via i2c but the adressing is not clear so far, therefore its too dangerous to manipulate the wrong registers. Havent found a solution yet.

I tend to play while being in bed, so the rig has no monitor, with Wake-On-Lan, wireless keyboard and mouse, SSH and Steam Link that all works great. One investment this year will be a TV capable of 120 or 144 Hz. Havent spent much time delving into that technology yet.

I am still eager to install a custom loop, yet I see no need for watercooling. Despite what is said about the Vega 64 it is very silent and the Ryzen 5 1600x is pretty cool. The Vega never runs under constant load, it builds up in a demanding game and then tends to get less noisy again. 70% of the time you wont hear much of the fan and if you do its still ok. The CPU fan I never hear and most of the time it stands still. The case fans I can set to more and less power via an infrared remote, they run just 1 level under the moment where they get noisy. GPU idles at 30 degrees and only gets hot like max 65 degrees under very heavy load. The CPU runs at 35 degrees (real value with 4.20 kernel). Under load the CPU may achieve 60 degrees but that is very rare, since most games rather seem to task the GPU.
So I see no need for a custom loop yet, except that it would look cool.

Running a stock Ubuntu 18.04.1, with padoka-devel PPA and Linux 4.20

riusma commented on 5 February 2019 at 3:04 pm UTC

Sorry for the (off-topic) joke but I've just found a recent photo of a real Linux battlestation:


For context it's from the French National Gendarmerie (which is actually using a modified version of Ubuntu).

[edit: image credit Libération]

ageres commented on 5 February 2019 at 4:28 pm UTC

riusmaSorry for the (off-topic) joke but I've just found a recent photo of a real Linux battlestation
The Linux squad. If you find out your neighbour is using Windows 10, just call them. They will arrive and replace it with Ubuntu.

RTheren commented on 5 February 2019 at 4:30 pm UTC

My Battlestation:

Type: Desktop
OS: Manjaro
DE: MATE with Compiz
Case: NZXT H440
Display: 27" 2560x1440 & 24" 1920x1080
Mouse: A4tech Bloody Terminator TL80A Core 3
Keyboard: HyperX Alloy Elite Red
PSU: Corsair CX850M
CPU: Ryzen 7 1700X (3.8 GHz)
Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61
RAM: G.Skill 16 GB KIT DDR4 3200 MHz CL14 Flare X for AMD
SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 2 TB
SSD: 2x WD Blue 3D SSD NAND 500GB in RAID1
SSD: Crucial MX500 M.2 2280 500GB
NVME: Samsung 960 EVO 250 GB

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