Finally finished the new computer. And it runs EndeavourOS KDE/Plasma like a champ.
Ryzen 5 2600
MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX
eVga Nvidia GK104 [GeForce GTX 770]
Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2X8GB) 3000MHz
Corsair HX850i power supply
Samsung SSD EVO 1T
Crucial SSD 500GB
Seagate 5T harddrive
“NoName” Optical Drive
Corsair 110Q Quiet Mid-tower (no windows, just a black box, and it is quiet)
IBM Model M Part Number 1390131
Running all the cables hidden from the motherboard side of the case and behind the motherboard mounting surface was a pain. I could have done a better job if I had taken more time, but I was like a little kid at Christmas, just prancing to boot it up and load an OS.
Now I need to go to Tomahawk school. With my old motherboard there was a scant handful of ways you could screw up. With the MSI Tomahawk BIOS it’s a jungle with hundreds of ways.
I don’t remember which version of EndeavourOS that I installed from (August or October). I had both USB drives on my desk and blindly picked one up. At any rate KDE/Plasma and X11 installed without a hitch. No Wayland at boot up and no graphics problems.