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Haze
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Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems?
10/11/17 07:49 PM


> If you're budget conscious, you can't go wrong with as Intel Core i3-7350K Kaby Lake
> Dual-Core 4.2 GHz for around $150.
>
> The stock clock is 4.2GHz, which is good for MAME.
> It only has dual cores, but it has hyperthreading.
>
> If you want more cores, you can always go with one of the i5/i7 CPUs.
>
> For motherboards, get something from ASUS.
>
> Here's a decent budget barebones (motherboard, cpu, cooler, memory, case, psu)
> system...
>
> PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vkgx8K
> Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vkgx8K/by_merchant/
>
> CPU: Intel - Core i3-7350K 4.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($140.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
> CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99
> @ Newegg)
> Motherboard: Asus - H110M-E/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
> Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($145.98 @
> OutletPC)
> Case: Silverstone - TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
> Power Supply: SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
> ($51.99 @ SuperBiiz)
> Total: $517.83
> Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
> Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-11 09:58 EDT-0400

As Aaron is likely to be doing tasks that make use of more than 2 cores (such as compiling) then the dual core i3 *really* isn't going to cut it, you're literally doubling the time it takes to perform such tasks with that option. There are even MAME drivers that make good use of more than 2 cores so it's not really a good option, especially not if you want something reasonably futureproof.

Trying to be cheap when it comes to the processor is the biggest mistake you can make.







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* Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? AaronGiles 10/11/17 11:23 AM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? RdW  10/15/17 10:12 AM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? tedgreen  10/11/17 06:08 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? R. Belmont  10/11/17 06:00 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? AaronGiles  10/11/17 06:28 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? Roman  10/16/17 03:05 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? krick  10/11/17 08:09 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? tedgreen  10/11/17 06:55 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? AaronGiles  10/11/17 08:18 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? tedgreen  10/11/17 11:42 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? krick  10/11/17 11:39 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? krick  10/11/17 04:11 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? Haze  10/11/17 07:49 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? R. Belmont  10/12/17 05:00 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? Haze  10/11/17 02:34 PM
. * Re: Recommendations for (close to) stock systems? R. Belmont  10/11/17 05:47 PM

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