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Trying to Build my first PC - Performance over Graphics - For a Developer

Hi guys,

I'm trying to build my very own first tower with main focus over performance.

I'm a Web Developer and Programmer and wish to have my PC capable of running test servers and support good development environments.

I could really use a proper guidance with this build, need some change?, have a better alternative? Please reply. Much appreciated. i'm quite new to this.

 

Budget 1500-1600 CAD for the tower alone.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($553.68 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($35.76 @ Vuugo) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370P D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($152.53 @ Amazon Canada) 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($178.52 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($158.18 @ Memory Express) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($112.43 @ shopRBC) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card  ($225.98 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($146.88 @ Canada Computers) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($112.98 @ Canada Computers) 
Total: $1676.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 09:40 EST-0500

 

list I've created so far: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/HbB7dX

 

P S: I'm not much of a gamer, have PS4 if i wish to do so.

P P S: have all peripherals and monitor. :)

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Not everyone in the world is aware of your tax rate.

 

I'd suggest more NVMe storage. You might also consider a 2700X cpu.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($413.25 @ shopRBC) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($135.75 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($164.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($339.88 @ Canada Computers) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($99.50 @ shopRBC) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card  ($199.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Corsair - 100R Silent ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Corsair) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Total: $1478.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 08:55 EST-0500

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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what about just buying a used server with Xeon's that can be upgraded to a 12 core 24 thread on the cheap?

are you set on new or could this be a option with all the upgrades going on right now I keep seeing a lot of good hardware being replaced because of upgrade cycles.

 

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2 minutes ago, jonrosalia said:

what about just buying a used server with Xeon's that can be upgraded to a 12 core 24 thread on the cheap?

are you set on new or could this be a option with all the upgrades going on right now I keep seeing a lot of good hardware being replaced because of upgrade cycles.

 

I agree, but its a personal preference that's all :)

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57 minutes ago, brob said:

Not everyone in the world is aware of your tax rate.

 

I'd suggest more NVMe storage. You might also consider a 2700X cpu.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($413.25 @ shopRBC) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B450-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($135.75 @ Vuugo) 
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($164.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($339.88 @ Canada Computers) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($99.50 @ shopRBC) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card  ($199.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Case: Corsair - 100R Silent ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Corsair) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Total: $1478.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 08:55 EST-0500

Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  might be enough, i guess :) 

Also, why Ryzen 7? if i choose to go with it, i have to change my Motherboard; and gigabyte supports upto DDR4-4000 RAM.

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1 hour ago, Another John Doe said:

Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 480 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  might be enough, i guess :) 

Also, why Ryzen 7? if i choose to go with it, i have to change my Motherboard; and gigabyte supports upto DDR4-4000 RAM.

Personally I don't think one can have too much primary storage. In my experience as the years go by  it tends to fill up fairly quickly.

 

Ryzen because single core performance is quite close to Coffee Lake and with eight multithreaded cores, offers better performance in multiprocessing environments at a lower cost.

 

I'm a bit confused by the last sentence of the quote. Have you already bought a motherboard?

 

In my opinion, Intel Coffee Lake cpu do not offer performance improvements sufficient to justify the premium cost of memory much faster than DDR4-3200. Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake Memory Benchmark Analysis | TechPowerUp

 

 

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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If this is on a budget, I would hands down get a 2600 over the 2700k.  Its literally half the price and 80-98 percent the performance depending on you workload.  Cores 7 and 8 are the two least used, and your paying an extra $140 to have them.  Not to mention, people have been doing light server/creative work as recently as last year on 4770/6700/7700s that don't match the performance of the 2600.  Also, DDR$ 4000 is a waste of money considering performance gains after 3200 are not noticeable.  I'd also probably go with a WD Blue or MX500 SSD as the gains made by the ultra-performance grade SSDs are not really noticeable either.  

 

A biug mistake people make with first time builds is that they overspend due to not understanding what a hardware baseline looks like.  Wait until you're bored of good/great hardware before you jump right into overkill territory.

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