- 72 months ago
This is NOT a gaming rig. I am a geneticist and I do a lot of baysian analyses that take up massive amounts of processing power. Usually, we can send our big projects over to the on-campus cluster. However, some jobs can take a week or more on my 2.4GHz i5 macbook pro so I want to build a machine that has minimal graphics and high processing power to reduce the wait time (I included a graphics card so as to not draw from the processor if I am multitasking during a run). I need a basic machine with a huge processor so I went with a 4.0GHz i7 unlocked because I will probably try to push it into the 4.6-4.9 range. But as you can see the rest of the system is pretty minimal. On-campus we mostly use WiFi, and I would like to have a bluetooth connection; is there a wifi/bluetooth card out there that is not outrageously expensive (continuous internet connection is not essential)? Let me know what you guys think about this parts list... This will be my first build, precipitated by the log run times of these MCMC chains in programs like MIGRATE and MrBayes on my current computers. Please, any general comments are welcome.
Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Memory: 2x Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive + Western Digital 3TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply