So myself like many others are looking to upgrade.
I’m a daily Linux mint user. Since I’m doing more dev work these days
(JS mostly) I’ve found Linux to be much nicer than windows.
I also do industrial design so I still find myself having to boot into windows for CAD programs such as Solid works as well as to play the occasional game.
I’m currently on 1080p but I do plan to upgrade to 2k or 4k sometime soon.
I also game: modded minecraft, 2d pixel games, GTAV occasionally.
Ideally I’d like to never have to leave Linux and be able to visualize windows using looking glass. At least that’s the dream!
I have composed a part picker list. I already the GTX980ti and the two SSDs.
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master ?
2nd GPU: ?
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 2 x16GB CL16 3200MHz
My main questions are:
Is the 3900x supported on looking glass?
What motherboards suited for two graphics card plus two m.2s ? I’d prefer to spend a little less than $600 AUD on a motherboard but will if needed. Under $500 would be nice. For reference the 3900x costs $730-$800AUD
What ram is best for this use case?
I’d like 2x16GB of some description
From what I have noticed 3200MHz cl14 to 3600MHz cl16.
Micron E-die? Samsung B-die? Not sure which ram that is
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 2 x16GB CL16 3200MHz I can get this kit here for $248 AUD which is nice. 3600Mhz ram is in short supply here in Aus
What is a recommend second GPU (Mid range)?
Current GTX980ti I’m mainly thinking for support not sure which GPU I’d virtualize
what size case do I need? Is Mid tower big enough or is a full tower needed?