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Old 16-04-2019, 07:34 AM   #8
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IT softwares generally run on almost anything. Even a laptop i5 is fine. Nothing too powerful needed. Google for <insert tools/software name> on Ryzen, you should get some results you need pertaining the performance and usability of the tools you need on Ryzen with people sharing their experience on some website/forums. Generally is okay, except Arduino I think. I'm no developer, don't quote me on this. If you wanna do data crunching, you need a good SSD and a decent multi-threaded cpu. Ryzen 7 would work well (based on specs) and you won't need to spend so much on Intel, especially 9th Gen i7 don't come with hyper threading anyway.

My take on your use case would be the following:

1. ITX for small footprint
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (with AMD Wraith Spire cooler)
MOBO: MSI B450i Gaming Plus AC (capable of handling the above 8 core CPU)
RAM: anything cheap for 2933/3000mhz, recommended to get from Newegg. If can afford, go for 32gb. G.skill Sniper X series is a possible consideration.
PSU: Superflower Leadex ECO Silver 600W (no comments needed, Superflower is the Mercedes for PSU)
Chassis:Thermaltake Core V1 (inexpensive, small enough on the table, big enough to work inside without much squeezing, decent ventilation, can fit your 2x 3.5 inches HDD)
GPU: *reuse until die, find something cheap in future*

Add 2x Arctic F8 at the rear of the chassis for exhaust if you are realllllllllllly that concern for airflow.

2. mATX for flexibility and not-too-big footprint
*use everything mentioned above, except the following*
- Motherboard: MSI B450M Mortar (Titanium version for white colour scheme, whichever available locally or at the shop)
- Chassis: Fractal Design Focus G Mini (buy additional 120mm fans out behind for exhaust)

All the other chassis is either too big (Corsair 280X) or expensive (Inwin A1 and Fractal Design Core 500)

Consider getting a bigger decent ssd like Crucial MX500 or Samsung 860 Evo if you need storage speed, since you will be crunching data and bigger ssd have better write endurance. Your 128gb may not have enough speed, and given the age, not sure how well is it holding up.

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Last edited by singupingu; 16-04-2019 at 09:42 PM..
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