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2021-05-08, 19:26   #78
Xyzzy

"Mike"
Aug 2002

823210 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by chalsall I looking to do a new build myself sometime soon. I would be interested in knowing the list of all the parts and costing involved with this build. I know you've done it post-by-post, but would it be asking too much for you to put it all together in one spreadsheet and/or post?
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/GPBZxr#cx3947847

We mentioned in the initial post to this thread that an AMD CPU probably makes more sense.

2021-05-08, 19:36   #79
Xyzzy

"Mike"
Aug 2002

23×3×73 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly Right now I think he is around 20 months worth of my car payments on it.
While it may seem like a lot of money, we do have a few ways to help justify the cost.
• We sold a pile of old parts and other things which easily funded more than half the cost of this system. So, in a convoluted way, that was "free" money.
• We plan to keep this computer for five years, so the cost per hour is not-so-scary.
• We are debt-free (highly recommended!) so we have a bit of financial flexibility.
• We don't use drugs, alcohol or tobacco and we don't have cable TV. Those kinds of habits can really add up!

2021-05-08, 20:11   #80
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

43×227 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Xyzzy We mentioned in the initial post to this thread that an AMD CPU probably makes more sense.
Gulp! Wow!!!

I don't think my budget is going to be anywhere near that!

I just need to drive six (6#) or so monitors and run lots of VMs. So I'l be aiming for at least 128 GB of RAM.

A friend of mine's son was recently given a very nice AMD system. Twelve core or something. WinCrows seemed pretty snappy (as did, of course, Mindcraft... Sigh...).

2021-05-09, 01:22   #81
Xyzzy

"Mike"
Aug 2002

23×3×73 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by PhilF For the current wave front FFT size, which is faster: AVX-512 @ 2.8Ghz, or the much hotter No-AVX @ 3.8Ghz?
Code:
CpuSupportsAVX=0 / CpuSupportsAVX2=0 / CpuSupportsAVX512F=0 / 18×3.8GHz

Iteration: 10000 / 106321573 [0.00%], ms/iter:  3.123, ETA: 3d 20:13
Iteration: 20000 / 106321573 [0.01%], ms/iter:  3.002, ETA: 3d 16:38
Iteration: 30000 / 106321573 [0.02%], ms/iter:  2.999, ETA: 3d 16:33
Iteration: 40000 / 106321573 [0.03%], ms/iter:  3.013, ETA: 3d 16:57
Iteration: 50000 / 106321573 [0.04%], ms/iter:  2.999, ETA: 3d 16:31
Code:
CpuSupportsAVX=1 / CpuSupportsAVX2=1 / CpuSupportsAVX512F=1 / 18×2.8GHz

Iteration: 10000 / 106321573 [0.00%], ms/iter:  1.917, ETA: 56:36:33
Iteration: 20000 / 106321573 [0.01%], ms/iter:  1.857, ETA: 54:50:40
Iteration: 30000 / 106321573 [0.02%], ms/iter:  1.856, ETA: 54:48:28
Iteration: 40000 / 106321573 [0.03%], ms/iter:  1.856, ETA: 54:47:11
Iteration: 50000 / 106321573 [0.04%], ms/iter:  1.856, ETA: 54:47:34

 2021-05-27, 22:37 #82 Xyzzy     "Mike" Aug 2002 23·3·73 Posts 1× https://rog.asus.com/us/power-supply-units/rog-thor/rog-thor-850p-model/ \$249.99 including shipping and taxes. Attached Thumbnails
 2021-05-27, 22:42 #83 Xyzzy     "Mike" Aug 2002 823210 Posts The wires and cords on the backside of the case are really messy, but we don't plan to look at them very often! Attached Thumbnails
2021-05-27, 22:52   #84
chalsall
If I May

"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002

43×227 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Xyzzy The wires and cords on the backside of the case are really messy, but we don't plan to look at them very often!
Just wondering... Have you ever watched the Terry Gilliam film "Brazil"?

I have sometimes found my own life a bit like this. Seriously.

 2021-06-16, 12:23 #85 Xyzzy     "Mike" Aug 2002 23·3·73 Posts The fan on the Asus Thor PSU is, for some reason, on the wrong side. We knew that going in but we assumed that it would be okay with our build. However, it ended up running very hot. We used a non-contact infrared thermometer to measure the temperature of the grille on the back of the PSU. It was running at 60°C so it probably was much warmer inside. It is possible to flip the PSU over but then you cannot see the RGB stuff and the power meter, which is the whole reason for using a Thor PSU. So we put the 1000W Seasonic back in and everything is back to normal.

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