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RE: After almost 6 months, I have my PC parts

in STEMGeeks2 months ago

Excited to see a CPU-z benchamark from this beast once you get it going and tuned up

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Still surprised you've never built a beast costing so little. I think my RAM costed as much as this Rig at the time. Only thing I went 2nd class with was the GPU as The RX Vega stuff was a bit behind Nvidia at that point but the Nvidia cards were triple the cost for only some small percentage framerate increase.

 2 months ago (edited)

I usually go by the 80/20 principal.
I'm sure I spent this much when you add in all the accessories but I never got over the top components, usually the best prosumer level. When you think about what I got, it wasn't all that much considering.

Would have spent twice that from Alienware and had less.

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Aye, granted a TOP top of the line AMD chip is like > $5K just the CPU itself.. 0_0

That's a server chip though, not something you would typically put in a workstation.

EPYC is the AMD server chip name.. That is a workstation CPU. Designed to help in tasks like renderings and multi-thread utilizing applications like graphics design. :)

Look it up.. The EPYC threadrippers are even better suited to server operations than these desktop chips.. Which is terrifying because that chip alone is 4x the computing power of mine capable... And my workstation is beyond overkill for most folks.

Oh I know what they are, but you don't put them in a "typical desktop" even a power user. They are usually used for very specific purpose built machines.

I wouldn't say that they are for only specific computer usage. Ther difference between a normal computer user and a threadripper owner is that I don't have to close applications to free up threads most of the time.. Can literally leave everything you are working on open, run multiple operating systems at once and still have power to perform tasks quickly.

All boils down to if you want your PC capable of multitasking without it bogging down.

Previously you needed dual CPU socket boards to get the sort of parallels computing power you can now on a single chip. Kind of mind blowing really.

EPYC 7763 is the server version of the chip linked above. Lower boost clocks but better caches.