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Anyone Building/Buying New Systems in 2018

Postby thepeacemaker7 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:38 pm

Hey guys,
I was wondering if anyone plans to build any new computers for crunching next year (2018). I thought about a new Xeon or Ryzen system but there appears to be two problems as described by Paul's Hardware on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh8tZ_qkY1o

1. RAM Memory prices have doubled.
2. Graphics cards are hard to find/expensive due to Etherium mining.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Anyone Building/Buying New Systems in 2018

Postby USAFA82 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:57 pm

I want to build a new Core i7 system to replace the one I built in 2009. My original Core i7 920 is still faster than most of my customer's computers but I've read that the i7-8700K has some very good benchmarks compared to the 7700K. They're just so hard to find. There were a few that were released at launch and now I can't find any on Newegg, Amazon or Micro Center. I saw one on eBay, but it was marked up very high.

So, yes, I plan to build a new computer in 2018 or sometime this fall/winter if the i7-8700Ks become available

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Re: Anyone Building/Buying New Systems in 2018

Postby thepeacemaker7 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:44 pm

Cool! It looks like the Core count and frequency is higher for the 8700K. I am curious though about the new Assembly Code Instructions (AVX, AVX2, FMA3, F16C, etc..). I wonder if or when WCG will take advantage of those.

Anyway, I am thinking of going two directions -- either buying old Xeon chips with multiple cores on the cheap, or going for a Ryzen 1700 and up (1700X, 1800X, Threadripper). I'm still thinking about it.


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