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Eong
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Hey,

 

I am building a PC for college work, I will be using it for programming and light photoshop work, programming would consist of coding and compiling programs in Java, Python, JS, Gherkin/Cucumber. I also work with databases. Budget is £500.

 

Build 1: 

 

Build 2: 

 

 

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Build 1. You will barely be able to play any games with build 2. The additional threads will help with running VM's and software development. Upgrade path is also worlds better than the intel build.

Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9 Ghz  | Gigabyte AB350M Gaming 3 |  PaliT GTX 1050Ti  |  8gb Kingston HyperX Fury @ 2933 Mhz  |  Corsair CX550m  |  1 TB WD Blue HDD


Inside some old case I found lying around.

 

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You're likely going to get a ton of different opinions on this forum lol. Personally, I'd go for build 2 but I would go with 8GB RAM (2133 or 2666) and use the extra funds for an i5 8400.

Intel Core i7 9700F / Cooler Master 212 Evo / GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER / 16 GB G.SKILL RAM @ 2666MHz / GA-B365M-DS3H / EVGA 500w PSU

HP Pavilion Gaming 15 / Ryzen 5 4600H / GeForce GTX 1050 / 8 GB @ 3200MHz

 

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56 minutes ago, bleedblue said:

Build 1. You will barely be able to play any games with build 2. The additional threads will help with running VM's and software development. Upgrade path is also worlds better than the intel build.

I don't want to play games with either build, I'm building a workstation.

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53 minutes ago, Brent744 said:

You're likely going to get a ton of different opinions on this forum lol. Personally, I'd go for build 2 but I would go with 8GB RAM (2133 or 2666) and use the extra funds for an i5 8400.

8GB RAM? Isn't 16GB the standard if you want to run more than 5 browser tabs lol.

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38 minutes ago, Eong said:

I don't want to play games with either build, I'm building a workstation.

Disregard my last about the Intel build. Ryzen dominates when it comes to Workstation builds. Go with Ryzen and keep the 16GB RAM.

 

16GB of RAM is still overkill for the majority of users and application these days. I have tested both 8gb and 16gb in my primary build and I cannot notice any difference at all in any applications or games. Linus has actually completed a youTube video comparing these two configurations.

But having said that, If you're building a Workstation, stick with the 16GB RAM.

Intel Core i7 9700F / Cooler Master 212 Evo / GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER / 16 GB G.SKILL RAM @ 2666MHz / GA-B365M-DS3H / EVGA 500w PSU

HP Pavilion Gaming 15 / Ryzen 5 4600H / GeForce GTX 1050 / 8 GB @ 3200MHz

 

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Ryzen CPU and 8 Gb is sufficient but 16 GB will be better Incase u want to do more.  

My PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Processor (4.4Ghz), MOBO: GIGABYTE X470 AORUS Gaming 7 WiFi (AMD Ryzen AM4/ X470/ Intel Wave 2 WiFi/M.2), RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15, GPU: Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD Graphics Cards, STORAGE: 120GB CRUCIAL SSD, 1TB WD BLUE, COOLER: Cooler Master 212 EVO RGB Black Edition, FANS: 4 x MasterFan MF120R RGB (2 Front, 1 Back, 1 Top), 1 x Noctua NF-P12 Redux 1700 RPM(Back off Cooler), PC CASE: Cooler Master MB500 case, PSU: EVGA 750 BQ.

 

My Kids PC:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 (95watt @3.5Ghz @1.40V), MOBO: ASUS M2A-VM, RAM: Kingston 8GB (4x2GB) DDR2 800MHz, GPU: nVidia GT 710 2GB DDR3 (OC’ed Clock to 1300Mhz and Memory to 950Mhz), STORAGE: 250GB HDD, 500GB HDD, COOLER:  Cooler Master 212 EVO, PC CASE: Cooler Master Q300L , FANS: 3 x upHere RED LED Fans (2 Front, 1 Back), PSU: Generic 300 Watt PSU.

 

Console:  PS4 - vjizzle2384

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2 hours ago, Brent744 said:

Disregard my last about the Intel build. Ryzen dominates when it comes to Workstation builds. Go with Ryzen and keep the 16GB RAM.

 

16GB of RAM is still overkill for the majority of users and application these days. I have tested both 8gb and 16gb in my primary build and I cannot notice any difference at all in any applications or games. Linus has actually completed a youTube video comparing these two configurations.

But having said that, If you're building a Workstation, stick with the 16GB RAM.

Ryzen 2400G or get Ryzen 7 1700 with GT 710?

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2 hours ago, Brent744 said:

Disregard my last about the Intel build. Ryzen dominates when it comes to Workstation builds. Go with Ryzen and keep the 16GB RAM.

 

16GB of RAM is still overkill for the majority of users and application these days. I have tested both 8gb and 16gb in my primary build and I cannot notice any difference at all in any applications or games. Linus has actually completed a youTube video comparing these two configurations.

But having said that, If you're building a Workstation, stick with the 16GB RAM.

Link to the video?

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27 minutes ago, Eong said:

Ryzen 2400G or get Ryzen 7 1700 with GT 710?

For a Workstation definitely the R7 1700 with a GT 710. Or check AliExpress and get a gtx 750 ti for $70 CAD shipped! I picked up one for a Xeon server I have at home and they're legit.

Can upload link later, work PC restricts youTube access :(

Intel Core i7 9700F / Cooler Master 212 Evo / GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER / 16 GB G.SKILL RAM @ 2666MHz / GA-B365M-DS3H / EVGA 500w PSU

HP Pavilion Gaming 15 / Ryzen 5 4600H / GeForce GTX 1050 / 8 GB @ 3200MHz

 

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16 minutes ago, Brent744 said:

For a Workstation definitely the R7 1700 with a GT 710. Or check AliExpress and get a gtx 750 ti for $70 CAD shipped! I picked up one for a Xeon server I have at home and they're legit.

Can upload link later, work PC restricts youTube access :(

Motherboard okay?

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About to purchase the parts, the R5 2600 is the same price as the R7 1700, which one should I grab?

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