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1 minute ago, codeking04_ said:

recommend a the best cpu for a workstation

What kind of workstation?

What software are you planning on using?

What kind of budget are you considering? 

Do you have any prejudice about Intel vs AMD? 

If you can answer those, we will be able to give you a much better recommendation. :)

Fine you want the PSU tier list? Have the PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-103/

 

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Just now, NunoLava1998 said:

pentium 4 1.7ghz

I'm gone for a week and this is the reason I missed this forum. 

Fine you want the PSU tier list? Have the PSU tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1116640-psu-tier-list-40-rev-103/

 

Stille (Desktop)

Ryzen 9 3900XT@4.5Ghz - Cryorig H7 Ultimate - 16GB Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz- MSI RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3x OC - SanDisk Plus 480GB - Crucial MX500 500GB - Intel 660P 1TB SSD - (2x) WD Red 2TB - EVGA G3 650w - Corsair 760T

Evoo Gaming 15"
i7-9750H - 16GB DDR4 - GTX 1660Ti - 480GB SSD M.2 - 1TB 2.5" BX500 SSD 

VM + NAS Server (ProxMox 6.3)

1x Xeon E5-2690 v2  - 92GB ECC DDR3 - Quadro 4000 - Dell H310 HBA (Flashed with IT firmware) -500GB Crucial MX500 (Proxmox Host) Kingston 128GB SSD (FreeNAS dev/ID passthrough) - 8x4TB Toshiba N300 HDD

Toys: Ender 3 Pro, Oculus Rift CV1, Oculus Quest 2, about half a dozen raspberry Pis (2b to 4), Arduino Uno, Arduino Mega, Arduino nano (x3), Arduino nano pro, Atomic Pi. 

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12 minutes ago, codeking04_ said:

recommend a the best cpu for a workstation

We're gonna need more info than that. The answer could be anything from Athlon 200 GE to i7-9700 to Threadripper 2950X depending on workload.

I enjoy buying junk and sinking more money than it's worth into it to make it less junk.

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1 minute ago, aisle9 said:

We're gonna need more info than that. The answer could be anything from Athlon 200 GE to i7-9700 to Threadripper 2950X depending on workload.

I dunno man, I think @NunoLava1998 nailed it

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CPU: Intel Core i7 10700K @5ghz |~| Cooling: bq! Dark Rock Pro 4 |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z490UD ATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: RX 6900XT Sapphire Nitro+ |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

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13 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

pentium 4 1.7ghz

I'm actually in the process of returning my 9700k for the Pentium.

 

OP, don't make the mistake I did, just get the Pentium while you're ahead. 

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12 minutes ago, Slottr said:

I dunno man, I think @NunoLava1998 nailed it

Yeah, for trolls maybe, but for those of us actually trying to help, some additional info would be nice.

I enjoy buying junk and sinking more money than it's worth into it to make it less junk.

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1 minute ago, aisle9 said:

Yeah, for trolls maybe, but for those of us actually trying to help, some additional info would be nice.

It's interesting that you think he's the troll.

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19 minutes ago, remus243 said:

It's interesting that you think he's the troll.

Better think that his trolling, because the over way to look at it is, like there is a big problem...

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I can help, if he actually provides info lol

Ryzen 7 3700X / 16GB RAM / Optane SSD / GTX 1650 / Solus Linux

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The best CPU for a workstation is the one you can afford and that will allow you to profit from it.

 

My workstations did 3D. When I did CPU rendering, the more cores the better. In the old days that meant using multiple computers to get multiple cores. The amount of cores depends on the revenue the computer can create. For the type of 3D work I did my budget has been around $3000. I usually used 2 $1500 computers because if one went down I could miss a deadline and lose a customer. 

 

So my main workstation in 1993 cost about $1500(486 50hz) and my workstation in 2016(the last time I built a workstation) cost around $1500 dollars(i7 6700k).   

If I was building 2 workstations today I would probably go with a R7 2700x.  If I was was building one I would probably go with a 12 core TreadRipper (2920X).

 

Other disciplines need different setups and that I know nothing about. 

 

 

 

 

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RIG#2 CPU: Intel i9 11900k | Motherboard: Z590 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 3600 | GPU: EVGA FTW3 ULTRA  RTX 3090 ti | PSU: EVGA 1300 G+ | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic EVO | Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | SSD#1: SSD#1: Corsair MP600 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX300 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k C1 OLED TV

 

RIG#3 CPU: Intel i9 10900kf | Motherboard: Z490 AORUS Master | RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000 | GPU: MSI Gaming X Trio 3090 | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic | Cooler: EK 360mm AIO | SSD#1: Crucial P1 1TB | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV

 

RIG#4 CPU: Intel i9 13900k | Motherboard: AORUS Z790 Master | RAM: Corsair Dominator RGB 32GB DDR5 6200 | GPU: Zotac Amp Extreme 4090  | PSU: EVGA 1000 G+ | Case: Streacom BC1.1S | Cooler: EK 360mm AIO | SSD: Corsair MP600 1TB  | SSD#2: Crucial MX500 2.5" 1TB | Monitor: LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV

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