Question Thoughts on $2000 build for machine learning on data analysis?

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Hi All,

I'm planning on putting together a pc for machine learning and statistics on a budget of $2,000.
I'm trying to put together a balanced build. Here's the build from pcpartpicker.com.
No incompatibilities were found on pcpartpicker.



The Ryzen 7 3700X should work for my purposes. I need at least 64gb of RAM for using the statistics software R.
I don't do that much deep learning currently, but that could change over the next few years. Does anyone see
any glaring errors? Any advice?
 
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MadsModsat

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If possible, you should get a complete 64GB kit, and not two kits of 32 GB.

Only complete RAM kits are guaranteed to work together.

It might be that you don't encounter any problems, but using two different RAM kits, even when they are identical, can cause stability issues or might not even boot in worst case scenario.

It sounds like you need a very reliable sytem, and picking two 32GB RAM kits can potentially present a problem
 
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If possible, you should get a complete 64GB kit, and not two kits of 32 GB.

Only complete RAM kits are guaranteed to work together.

It might be that you don't encounter any problems, but using two different RAM kits, even when they are identical, can cause stability issues or might not even boot in worst case scenario.

It sounds like you need a very reliable sytem, and picking two 32GB RAM kits can potentially present a problem
Thanks, I wasn't aware that this could pose a problem. I'll make sure to get a complete kit.
 

g-unit1111

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I'd spend more money on a better CPU since I don't think you would need a 2080 Super for this particular application. For around the $400 - $600 mark you can get a second generation TR2 which would have more cores for your applications. Something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X63 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X399 AORUS PRO ATX sTR4 Motherboard ($279.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Custom: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12-Core/24-Thread) Processor 4.3 GHz Max Boost 38MB Cache (YD292XA8AFWOF) ($503.44 @ Amazon)
Total: $1987.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-22 23:17 EDT-0400
 
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Here's an updated version. The total cost is 2007.28. Here are the differences.
I've ensured that the cpu cooler will leave enough room for the 4 memory sticks.
I'll check the dimensions of the gpu with the case. Any other thoughts or advice?
This is my second computer build, and the other one used an Intel processor?
Are there any notable differences in the building process between Intel and AMD?

  1. Upgrade cpu to AMD 9 3900X
  2. Upgrade RAM to 128 gb
  3. Downgrade GPU to a RTX 2060 Super
  4. Noctua cooler instead of Kraken
 

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