Question Where do i find advice or building a PC

Dec 31, 2020
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I'm in the process of building a PC for number crunching, no gaming. I have already chosen two parts :
1 ) Case : Fractal Design DEFINE R5
2 ) Processor : AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

I will use this PC primarily for calculations and developing multi-threaded applications in C++. Not for
gaming, so decent graphical performances will be sufficient. I'm a software developer and not a hardware
specialist, so your advice on the motherboard (X570), the fastest DDR4 memory, the power supply to use.
For the processor cooling i was thinking on the "bequiet! DARK ROCK PRO 4".

I thank you in advance
Marc De Mulder
<Personal email removed, for your protection>
 
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Dec 31, 2020
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I'm in the process of building a PC for number crunching, no gaming. I have already chosen two parts :
1 ) Case : Fractal Design DEFINE R5
2 ) Processor : AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

I will use this PC primarily for calculations and developing multi-threaded applications in C++. Not for
gaming, so decent graphical performances will be sufficient. I'm a software developer and not a hardware
specialist, so your advice on the motherboard (X570), the fastest DDR4 memory, the power supply to use.
For the processor cooling i was thinking on the "bequiet! DARK ROCK PRO 4".

I thank you in advance
Marc De Mulder
 
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I'm in the process of building a PC for number crunching, no gaming. I have already chosen two parts :
1 ) Case : Fractal Design DEFINE R5
2 ) Processor : AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

I will use this PC primarily for calculations and developing multi-threaded applications in C++. Not for
gaming, so decent graphical performances will be sufficient. I'm a software developer and not a hardware
specialist, so your advice on the motherboard (X570), the fastest DDR4 memory, the power supply to use.
For the processor cooling i was thinking on the "bequiet! DARK ROCK PRO 4".

I thank you in advance
Marc De Mulder
<Personal email removed, for your protection>
You didn't state a budget so I went high as it's more fun:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor (£871.51 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC LIQUID FREEZER II 360 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£98.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS MASTER ATX AM4 Motherboard (£373.67 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Royal 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL14 Memory (£405.16 @ Newegg UK)
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£204.40 @ Alza)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GAMING X Video Card (£173.40 @ Alza)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£134.40 @ Alza)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£100.94 @ Box Limited)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£87.99 @ AWD-IT)
Total: £2450.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-12-31 17:02 GMT+0000
 

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I'm in the process of building a PC for number crunching, no gaming. I have already chosen two parts :
1 ) Case : Fractal Design DEFINE R5
2 ) Processor : AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

I will use this PC primarily for calculations and developing multi-threaded applications in C++. Not for
gaming, so decent graphical performances will be sufficient. I'm a software developer and not a hardware
specialist, so your advice on the motherboard (X570), the fastest DDR4 memory, the power supply to use.
For the processor cooling i was thinking on the "bequiet! DARK ROCK PRO 4".

I thank you in advance
Marc De Mulder
<Personal email removed, for your protection>
Are you going to be running VMs for debugging? If so, what size are these VMs? Have you verified that your application(s) will scale to 16 or 32 threads?
What resolution(s) and what monitor interface cable types do you require ?
What about backup and CM storage ? Is that required ?

A budget would help provide you with more relevant choices.
 

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