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Question New build (AMD-fanboy, linux), need advice

d1m0

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Hi All

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.

1. Programming, compiling large projects (so storage throughput, core count and ram important)
2. Light scientific computation (NOT machine learning - static code analysis. Usually needs ram, core and storage throughput)
3. Light gaming (Zero-K, *maybe* Doom? I can do lower settings)

Will run linux primarily. Maybe dual-boot win for gaming.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread

<=1500 hopefully

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.

US/Boston. Microcenter and newegg mostly.

4. IF you're buying parts OUTSIDE the US, please post a link to the vendor you'll be buying from.
We can't be expected to scour the internet on your behalf, chasing down deals in your specific country... Again, help us, help YOU.

N/A

5. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc.

AMD-Fanboy

6. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.

Got none :(

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.

No overclokcing

8. What resolution, not monitor size, will you be using?

4K would be nice. If it pushes the price above the point can do 2K

9. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Note that it is usually not cost or time effective to choose your build more than a month before you actually plan to be using it.

Next 2-3 weeks

10. Do you need to purchase any software to go with the system, such as Windows or Blu Ray playback software?

Nope. Linux baby.

Thank you for any and all advice!
 

Flayed

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Something like this:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($418.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card ($272.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1421.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 09:41 EDT-0400
 
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d1m0

Junior Member
Mar 25, 2020
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Something like this:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($418.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Evoke OC Video Card ($272.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1421.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-26 09:41 EDT-0400
Thank you! Just a quick question: Is there a similar case that *DOESNT* have a window? This would be in the same room that I sleep in, and might need to run overnight. I'd like to minimize the lights :)
 

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