Key to a good "build box"


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  1. simonsimons34

    simonsimons34 Rom & Kernel Developer Developer

    So, I'm lookin into ways to allocate my donations received and realized I need a good build box. I will need to keep it cheep so no crazy 1k builds. But I need to keep it powerful like 16 core beast.. what's the reccomendations you guys have ? Ways you know to get free or cheap parts?

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  2. h4x0rj3ff

    h4x0rj3ff Chemist

    I'm currently trying to build mine (figure out hat I want) and thru tiger direct there parts seem really cheep. My build is currently like $1400 but that's with a couple of moniters.
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  3. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    I don't really understand how you want to get a "cheap" 16 core build, but anything on Amazon , I added to my basket so I could see exactly how much things are increasing/decreasing in price.

    PCpartpicker is good too.
  4. simonsimons34

    simonsimons34 Rom & Kernel Developer Developer

    I want cheap cause I'm totally broke :)
  5. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member

    So basically you want to built a powerful yet cost-effective computer?

    I would think either Intel i3 or i5 2600k/3750k
    Cheap Asus Motherboard like the P8Z77-V-LX
    Decent COrsair/Seasonic/XFX PSU

    If you need a graphics card, I think the nVIDIA 560TI is pretty definitive of "bang for buck".

    I would think at least 4GB Corsair Vengeance RAM.

    And then wrapped up in a CiT vantage case.
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  6. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    What are you building? AOSP? .NET projects?

    If you are building AOSP/AOKP I think you're going to want an SSD, a decent Core i5, and MAMMOTHS amounts of RAM
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  7. simonsimons34

    simonsimons34 Rom & Kernel Developer Developer

    Aosp, cm, kernels my os in progress. I'll build just about everything. And run some simulations written in c

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