- 56 months ago
On of my PCs is getting a bit flakey and I think it's time for a rebuild\newbuild to replace it. Currently it's an AMD 8350 running stock, which when I bought it was pretty much the best bang per buck I could get. However things move on as we all know. The system is used mainly for multi-threaded number crunching, using python (at the moment) in Linux. Ideally what I'm looking for is the best Bang per buck for this situation.
Part of me thinks that maybe sticking with the 8350 and updating the motherboard and memory to give a faster overclocked platform, is the way to go, but I'm also wondering about completely new hardware. I'm aware that the best option is probably some 16 core Xeon or similiar but for the price tag I could probably build 2 8 core AMDs,
Anybody any thoughts on the best way to go??