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Grabhanem

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  1. The 2600X has slightly higher clocks and theoretically overclocks a little better. Honestly at $500 budget you could probably drop down to a 1600 and spend the extra money on other parts: (rough guess at prices) R5 1600 ~$100 B450 board ~$70 RX 580 ~$150 500GB SSD ~$50 16GB RAM ~$70 Decent 500W power supply ~$50 With a few bucks to spare
  2. Does anyone know if there are any decent all-aluminum GPU-only waterblocks on the market? I have a Fluid Gaming 240 kit but my graphics card is non-standard so I can't watercool it with current EK offerings.
  3. This is definitely something I'll keep in mind, but for right now- The workload is very multicore friendly, so performance is basically clock * cores. When calculated at both base & boost clock, the performance of 32 TR cores vs. 48 Epyc cores is pretty similar. The Epyc platform also has plenty of upgrade headroom for the future or if prices go down, and likely better ECC monitoring, etc. NUMA etc. isn't really a concern- these simulations have been run on dual Xeon systems for years, so they're well equipped for that. This will likely get built this spring, so a lot will depend on what the market looks like then.
  4. Do they offer conventional desktop form factors? He's looking for a desktop workstation, not a rack unit. I was looking at something like the Phanteks Enthoo Pro as it claims to support SSI-EEB. Using the onboard graphics is a possibilty- realistically though, the GPU isn't really a major part of the budget so I'm not too worried.
  5. Keep in mind with a 2260/2230 wifi card that you'd still need to handle antenna routing, while with integrated wifi the antennas will be installed in the I/O shield. I'd guess that's the main reason you mostly see integrated wifi rather than a slot.
  6. A family member of mine is a theoretical physicist whose computer workload consists of very heavily multithreaded simulations. He's been looking for a workstation upgrade from his current dual E5-2640 v4 Broadwell system. Looking around the available options at his target budget of around $5K, the best option seems to be something like a custom dual Epyc 7352 system. Does anyone have experience with this configuration? I know that the H11DSi board currently available has to be rev 2.0 to support 7002 series CPUs. Are there any other potential issues to be aware of? 128GB ECC memory (16*8GB) $900 Assorted other stuff (GPU, drives) $200 Case $100 Decent 1000W power supply $200 Dual Epyc 7352 (24C each) $2,900 Dual SP3 motherboard $600 Noctua heatsinks $160
  7. I would recommend an Arduino Leonardo if you have a little electronics/programming experience- it's essentially like a normal Arduino but works with basic USB keyboard/mouse drivers, so you don't have to worry about any scripting on the computer side.
  8. I don't think the point was to waste food. I think the point was to make tree planting fun and interesting, which will do more for environmental efforts than a few vegetables will take away.
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