Hello all. I’m planning a developer workstation build to work on my own software to push the boundaries of personal computing. I run Guix System with non-libre kernel as my OS.
CPU: AMD Threadripper Pro 3975WX
I considered the 16 core variant (because cost), but I imagine being limited by core count for what I have in mind. The 64 core is prohibitively expensive.
Motherboard: Asus WRX80E-SAGE
Gigabyte is dead to me as a brand. The Asus seems like a nicer board than the Supermicro, with dual 10 gig network ports for one.
Memory: 16GBx8 Registered ECC
I’d like more capacity, but I’m balancing cost. Primarily I want to maximize memory bandwidth. Is this my optimal configuration?
Storage: P5800X and ??? (see next post in thread)
GPU: Radeon HD 6870
Sort of don’t care for now, this is not a gaming rig. I have an old Radeon HD 6870 that I plan to throw in here. If this card is too old, I do want perfect Linux compatibility and reasonable cost, please advise.
Something high quality, reliable, and quiet! I had good luck with Seasonic. I’d like to leave headroom for a decent GPU. 850W should be about right?
It is very important to me that the machine is quiet, yet can go 10 years with minimal maintenance. I suspect air cooling and some sort of Noctua?
Something with room to throw in old rust and quiet! I have no interest in rgb, something classy.
I’ll edit the post as I do my research. Thanks for reading and please share your suggestions!
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