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Want to build a PC for physics simulations, need help choosing proc

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#1 MalayAmok


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

Hello guys,


I was wondering if I could get some help. As the title states, I want to get myself a new rig for simulating complex physical phenomena. I'm going to re-use some parts of my old PC, and buy some new ones. I'm planning on spending most of my money on the processor. The codes I use run in parallel, so I'd like to have at least 8 physical cores in my PC. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get an intel Xeon (maybe you can suggest something else). The question is, which one? There are tons of options out there! Bottom line is, I want the most bang for my buck, I don't need to pay extra just to have that extra 4% more that the very best model gives me.  I consider spending 1000$ to 1500$ on the cpu alone.

I guess another question is whether I should get several chipsets of few cores, or maybe just one with many cores (seems more reasonable since I plan on running OPENMP code on it).



Any comments or suggestions are welcome!





Edited by MalayAmok, 25 January 2016 - 05:03 PM.

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#2 Captain_Chicken


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 11:19 PM

Ram? Mobo?

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