I am putting together a list of parts for my first PC build. I appreciate any opinions and suggestions on my current selection.
- Intended use: Rapid prototyping for Unreal Engine (not games, I am a researcher and I'll be using it for simulations), small scale deep learning projects and other day-to-day stuff which are not computationally expensive.
- Why Intel? Why not AMD?: I am working with a lot of libraries which are optimised for Intel MKL. There are documented performance degradations when you run these on AMD CPUs (ex: here and here). Although there are some workarounds, this will save me some hassle.
- Why not Nvidia 30XX?: This is sort of urgent, RTX2070 can be found relatively cheaply and I'll probably go for a used one to save some bucks. Plan to add another GPU down the line (around late next year). RTX2070 is more than adequate for my needs for now.
- Processor selection: Need a higher thread count rather than the frequency for concurrent tasks. So, did not select K or KF versions.
- Motherboard selection: Support SLI for dual GPUs and has Wi-Fi (won't be using LAN most probably). Rest of the specs are fairly standard, I think.
Thanks heaps :)
|CPU||Intel Core i7-10700F 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor||$449.00 @ Mwave Australia|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z490 Phantom Gaming 4/ac ATX LGA1200 Motherboard||$199.00 @ Umart|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory||$105.60 @ Newegg Australia|
|Storage||Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive||$137.00 @ Computer Alliance|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB DUAL EVO OC V2 Video Card||$519.00 @ PC Byte|
|Case||NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case||$113.30 @ Newegg Australia|
|Power Supply||Corsair CXM 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply||$129.00 @ PC Byte|
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