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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello, this is my first post here on Linustechtips.  I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions on a type of pc that could do programming and coding.  I would like to spend a max of $1500 on the actual desktop.  I am looking to run Windows 10 and some programming compilers/editors. I was also wondering if this one was good? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xn6HBb

 

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Literally any computer can do programming.


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Are you actually just looking for a computer to do  coding and programming, or are you looking for one to play games. Because that PC looks like one for playing games.


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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NhQ3tg
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/NhQ3tg/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor  ($229.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ Amazon) 
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($159.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($121.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Titanium Video Card  ($574.78 @ OutletPC) 
Case: NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit  ($119.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1519.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-23 13:17 EDT-0400

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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, Theguywhobea said:

Are you actually just looking for a computer to do  coding and programming, or are you looking for one to play games. Because that PC looks like one for playing games.

Um no only for coding

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If your going to be programming just get a cheap prebuilt somewhere. Programming can be done on anything, $500 should be your max if all you want to do is program. 

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1 minute ago, Tm_Carbon said:

If your going to be programming just get a cheap prebuilt somewhere. Programming can be done on anything, $500 should be your max if all you want to do is program. 

@Tm_Carbon True, but it depends on what he is trying to do.

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Just now, coyotetracker said:

@Tm_Carbon True, but it depends on what he is trying to do.

If they will be doing any graphic development they will need a bit beefier of a computer. Normal programming doesn't require anything special. 8gb of ram, ssd, and your good to go, programming doesn't need much. 

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40 minutes ago, joekazmac said:

Hello, this is my first post here on Linustechtips.  I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions on a type of pc that could do programming and coding.  I would like to spend a max of $1500 on the actual desktop.  I am looking to run Windows 10 and some programming compilers/editors. I was also wondering if this one was good? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xn6HBb

 

@joekazmac Can you clarify on what aspect of coding and programming you're trying to do?

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52 minutes ago, joekazmac said:

Hello, this is my first post here on Linustechtips.  I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions on a type of pc that could do programming and coding.  I would like to spend a max of $1500 on the actual desktop.  I am looking to run Windows 10 and some programming compilers/editors. I was also wondering if this one was good? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xn6HBb

 

If you are only running basic scripts and are programming basic things like websites, basic phone apps etc then this build, in reality, is all you need. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JXjjpG

Now if you are running very CPU intensive scripts and are trying to run virtual environments in order to run another os like Linux in order to test different malicious or nonmalicious code like viruses, malware, etc then the other part Iist I showed you with the ryzen 2600 is the build I think will help you the most IMO. You may not be doing either and you may have a completely different area of programming your in right now, please let me know if that is the case.

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I would suggest Ryzen 2 instead. 7700k is outdated plus recent spectre and meltdown patches really brought down compile performance for Intel CPUs 


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