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Looking for Ryzen 8 Core to build dedicated cruncher

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  1. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    As the title states, looking for motherboard, CPU, RAM, PSU. I have everything else. If anybody wants to part or finds any deals, please let me know. Posting here first before I post in the Buy/sell/trade forum. Time to increase the output :rockout:
     
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    eidairaman1 The Exiled Airman

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    You looking to go Asus again for the board?
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't really mind brand as long as it can crunch stable.
     
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    Norton Moderator & WCG-TPU Captain Staff Member

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    There are mb/cpu combo deals at MicroCenter all the time- $50-100 off is a great deal if you have a store near you or know anyone that lives close to one
    http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx


    I recently got my 1600X and an ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 for $305 thanks to a $50 combo discount at Newegg
     
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    :laugh: "Everything else." The case? Im sorry but i laughed when i read that, thank you i needed it

    What are the ryzen chips output in regards to ppd?
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    That actually is pretty frigging funny. :roll:

    "I has case and fans." :laugh:
     
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    gpu i suppose. :rolleyes: still funny aF
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Can't forget the cooler, TIM, fans, keyboard, mouse, ummm what else, HDD's, and a few other things...:slap::slap::roll::roll::roll:
     
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    CP for Crunching/folding any board will do. If you intend on ocing, Crosshair 6 Hero, or Fatality X370(non K4)/Taichi. I don't think GA/MSI has their act together for Ocing although their boards look more premium than Asus/AsRock
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Oh we know brother, we are just giving ya some crap man. :laugh:

    Got to admit, the way @jboydgolfer put it, it was funny as hell. :p
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Ain't taking that way from him :roll:
     
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    Not sure if this is understood, but I would go for an 80 plus or 80 plus bronze PSU are the norm for any cruncher. I would have said titanium, but the extra <10% efficiency will barely cover the +$100 cost. I have an Antec earthgreen 380w for my primary 24/7 cruncher. Saves me a lot of cash in the long run compared to my old non 80 plus psu setups. It is also built to run 24/7 for years. Not sure on the durability of systems that will be turned on and off at least 1 time a day. Since this is a dedicated cruncher, that PSU would be perfect with any Ryzen chip and a low to mid end video card:
    From newegg:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

    For CPU, I would recommend getting the 1600 or 1700. The extra benchmark increase of the 1700 over the 1600 is minimal compared to the electricity rise and for crunching, electricity cost is everything. This is also due to the 1600 being clocked slightly higher than the 1700. I personally was debating between the 2, but for the 4 thread drop, you are losing around 300 points on benchmark according to passmark. For me it isn't worth the extra $100. The X versions will consume much more electricity and only give a tiny bit more performance. If you are after PPD, you are better off with the X and/or 1700 series. If you are looking for power efficiency, you are better off with the non X. If you are looking for runtime and have the extra $100, I would go 1700.

    RAM and Mobo I would have to pass and let other Techs answer.

    EDIT: I meant electricity use of the Xs compared to non X's. The 1600 and 1700 are both rated at a TDP of 65w and although AMD's TDP does not reflect actual watt usage, they are both still pretty on par with each other.
    The benchmarks of the 1600 and 1700 are still only 300 points off on passmark though. And that is a little jump for $100.
     
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    I also forgot that the title specifically says 8 core. In that event I would recommend the 1700 non-x for the reasons I stated above. 1600 is only 6 core. The 1800 and 1800x are insanely high priced for the performance gain unless of course PPD is you main concern and you have low cost of electricity.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I actually ended up building a Ryzen 1700 rig for my main rig. So I got this sorted out. Thank you all for the suggestions. Made it much easier when picking the parts :toast:
     
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    Awesome news. I'd love to hear your findings with crunching on it. I still haven't ordered my 1600 and am wondering if I will be making a mistake in buying it over the 1700.
     
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    I got a 1600X and am getting 10-11k ppd with it running at stock :)
     
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    I would love a Ryzen that would net me 10k+. Does it pull fairly low wattage?
     
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    Haven't put the power meter on it yet, will try to do that this weekend.

    cpu voltage is running under 1v so that's pretty good
     
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    Yeah, that was my main concern for going 1600 over X. It is 65 watt versus 95 watt TDP. The benches only show a slight increase which would be good for gaming and encoding, but terrible for crunching. That and I would have to add a heatsink to the budget.
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I have yet to consistently have it crunch 24/7, but at 3.2GHz it was getting me about 10-11K PPD. Overclocked should be more.
     
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    Looks like I'm going to have to invest in some newer tech.
    I'm running a 6 core and a 4 core CPU 24/7 and getting around the same numbers PPD.
    The way my power bills are looking, I should save a lot there too.
     
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    Same here. I'm looking forward to some modern power efficient Ryzen based goodness. Maybe then I won't have to shutdown so many systems come Summertime.
     
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    That is really nice production from that. It's a little better than my 5820k. Curious to see the power usage, my killawatt is right at 200 watts on that.
     
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    Just checked it with the meter- 150w steady at full load :cool:
     
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    I've heard almost nothing but praise from you about Ryzen - both in general and 'bout your crunching rig - which is a welcome change.
    Did you encounter any problems with the AM4 platform thus far Norton?
     

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