Got My New Raptor Lake PC setup on Linux Mint 21.1

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Well, my new PC setup went pretty smooth. Got a spanking new Raptor Lake CPU on a B760 motherboard. Using this for analytics, video encoding, and as a Plex server.

The MSI motherboard, despite some warnings about B760 with K processors, actually went super smooth. Even at the default CPU Lite Load settings, the temperatures were not too bad.

I did tweak CPU Lite Load down to a value of 3, and get really good performance. Idle temperatures around 28-30 deg and about 55 deg under load. At a CPU Lite Load value of 1, I lose about 20% performance with minimal change in temperatures. So I moved it back to 3. Every chip will be different. Overall, really happy with the Fractal case and the Noctua NH-U12S-Redux cooler.

The NVME drives are both super fast. But they get hot. I did not use the motherboard provided M.2 heatsink since I didn’t like that I couldn’t unscrew it without removing the CPU heat sink. So I bought the Be Quiet! aftermarket M.2 heatsink, which allows me to install the M.2 drive at the regular angle and screw down on the other side. The Be Quiet! heatsink is amazing. The Crucial P5 Plus was idling at 58 deg and reaching 75 deg under load. But with the M.2 heatsink, I now get 38 deg idle and 55 deg under load. I might get the same heatsink for the WD SN570 as well, since it is also pretty hot.

Linux worked really well. Everything worked with the 5.15 kernel, except some weird screen tearing from the iGPU. I installed the 6.1 kernel and everything works great now.

Oh here’s my actual build…

PCPartPicker Part List

CPUIntel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core ProcessorPurchased For $171.00
CPU CoolerNoctua NH-U12S redux 70.75 CFM CPU CoolerPurchased For $46.98
MotherboardMSI PRO B760M-A WIFI DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 MotherboardPurchased For $168.99
MemoryCorsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 MemoryPurchased For $77.99
StorageCrucial P5 Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State DrivePurchased For $89.99
StorageWestern Digital Blue SN570 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State DrivePurchased For $121.99
CaseFractal Design Meshify 2 Mini MicroATX Mid Tower CasePurchased For $119.00
Power SupplyEVGA 500 BA 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power SupplyPurchased For $64.99
Case FanNoctua S12B redux-1200 PWM 59.1 CFM 120 mm FanPurchased For $14.95
Case FanARCTIC P14 PST CO 72.8 CFM 140 mm FanPurchased For $13.50
Case FanARCTIC P14 PST CO 72.8 CFM 140 mm FanPurchased For $13.50
Custombe quiet! BZ003 MC1 Pro M.2 SSD Cooler, heatsink with Heat Pipe, for Single and Double Sided 2280 modulesPurchased For $16.90
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