Any Last Recommendations?

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  1. SwingSwing

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    Hi,

    I am planning to build this pc for Coding, DAW tasks and mostly playing VSTi's so avoiding DPC-spikes is relevant for me.:

    # Mainboard
    GigaByte X570 Aorus Master 340€
    # CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5800X 430€
    # RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB Kit DDR4-3600 CL 16
    (or Crucial Ballistix 32GB Kit DDR4-3600 CL16) 180€
    # Case and Cooling
    Fractal Design Meshify II 130€
    Noctua NH-D15 85€
    5 * Arctic P14 140mm 30€
    # PSU
    Corsair RM750X 750W 130€
    # SSD
    Crucial P5 1TB M.2
    (or Samsung 970 Evo NVME m.2) 130€
    # GPU
    Radeon RX550 105€ (will switch it in a year or so, when 3070 is below 500€)
    # Good Thermal Paste
    8€ :D

    ### Total: <1600€

    Would you change anything? The mainboard is flashable for the new Ryzen Gen and also has excellent VRM that should be able to deal with it.


    Thanks a lot :)
     
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  2. Ariel Gonzalez

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    go for the 970 evo instead of the p5 (the samsung one is more reliable)... and for thermal paste i would suggest liquid metal (watch yt videos): it has better themal conductivity and if you won't do heavy games or graphical render, i would go for something like a 1660 super or similar
     
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    Looks solid to me. Ryzens are brilliant for development (unless you're writing Intel-specific code, that is :)). I'm still on 2700 though rest of the kit looks pretty similar than mine, and I've yet to max out when doing audio. Got a RX580 (8GB) though and that works alright for 1080 gaming as well.

    I would consider a second SSD or an external HDD for backup purposes, but this of course can be set up later.
     
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  4. Xupito

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    I like this config too. I'm also inclined towards the fantastic Samsung SSDs but if the Crucial offers a good price per value go for it.

    I'm a bit outdated in this but that cooler looks to me like the crème in air-cooling. I'm guessing it fits in that case.

    I like your GPU choice because low end GPUs are also skyrocketing their prices these days. Given that you'll buy a high end GPU when the actual mess passes or just to have time to save money it's a good card. Very cheap but can handle handle DAW tasks perfectly and later you can upgrade.
     
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    The whole GPU thing is just twisted at the moment, because of chip shortages, miners, and scalpers, so like it's said it makes no sense to go for a high-end card right now.

    To @SwingSwing , you might want to have a look at second-hand GPU for now, since it's a transition kind of card for you now.
     
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  6. Xupito

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    It's beyond words... they're scalping now even nvidia-powered gaming laptops for crypto-mining. This is bananas...
     
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  7. SwingSwing

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    I wanted to do that but second-hand prices on ebay are higher than those for a new gpu (both RX550 and RX580 which I originally wanted to get and which went from 180€ to 420€)
     
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    What sort of programming do you do?
     
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    That's just fucked. If you can get a 550 for 100e it sounds like a bargain. I feel for you trying to get a GPU right now.
     
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  10. SwingSwing

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    I want to explore different paths. Right now I am mostly on Java and starting out with Python. I wanted to get into machine learning and neural networks which is why I plan to get the better gpu later on. I also have a few android ideas in mind and like to simulate things. So far my small projects are fine with my low spec pc, but e.g. sql queries with big tables are super slow :-D Also it would just be nice to be able to do a lot of repetitions for simulations and I think this might really profit from a good pc :)
     
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  11. tzzsmk

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    @SwingSwing that's a reasonable nice list,
    I would maybe go for smaller Meshify 2 Compact case - it's very new case released this week by FD, bit shorter and thinner than Meshify 2 - assuming you won't be using many drives, it would be noticeably cheaper worthy pick BUT I'd probably make sure that Noctua NH-D15 would fit
    :wink:

    ps: decent thermal paste should be included with Noctua NH-D15 already
     
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    I can tell the gpu market is absolutely crazy, I got used GTX 1080 Ti over year ago, and prices are growing since then...still a very decent card for now though
     
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    My very low end CPU (i3-9100F) has literally doubled the official price since I bought it in November. And it's not even 10 or 11 generation.
    And that's joke compared to GPUs.
    I feel you! Story of my life. I'm a backend web programmer which means half of the work is dealing with databases.
     
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    :unsure:
    https://www.ebay.de/b/GTX-1080Ti-Grafik-Videokarten/27386/bn_7005369773
    :unsure:
     
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    I wish I had a computer like that!
    how many tracks do you need?
     
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    I'm not sure what its like in your country I'm in UK. But I've been trying to build a PC since November & it's a really shitty time to be doing that at the moment. Everything from mother boards, cases & CPU's have either been sold out for months or super expensive. The only thing thats easy & cheap is memory & SSDs.
    I've been pre-ordered for a AMD Ryzen 5850X since early November & i check multiple time a day for stock updates. 5800x are even rarer with bigger waiting lists.
    Of course it might be the specific parts i'm after & location but i would definitely look into availability if you haven't already.
     
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  18. phumb-reh

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    Ah, SQL query optimization, the very bane of my existence.

    But yeah, the computer you're building oughta give you a decent database backend. You've got fast storage and enough RAM for your DB, and you can still add more memory if that is a bottleneck.

    I run a Postgres instance in a VM with passthrough storage with ZFS. Also I use Jetbrains' IDEA and PyCharm (for Java and Python, respectively) and they certainly benefit from RAM (I have 32GB on this machine as well).

    Given your targets for a PC it still looks fine.
     
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    keep the radeon, nvidia's drivers have high dpc latency
     
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  20. SwingSwing

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    Thanks a lot :) Btw: Does anyone know for certain whether the Noctua fits into the Meshify 2? Makes me a little anxious...

    And oth if the RAM is small enough to fit with the Noctua...
     
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