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Recommendations for a *small* stand-alone machine-learning system

Discussion in 'OcUK Full Systems & Bundles' started by Astravagrant, 29 Apr 2019.

  1. Astravagrant

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2014

    Posts: 124

    Hi there,

    I'm pretty tech-savvy, but I haven't looked at anything other than Intel and Nvidia for many years, so was hoping you guys could give me a steer.

    I've got two 970s left over from a recent 2080 upgrade on my main work/gaming PC. I also have a 1TB Evo SSD, so I have some decent kit to build a machine learning/deep learning hobby project PC. It will just sit on a desk in my office connected to the network, so no monitor or inputs needed, I'll do everything remotely. I just need the rest of the system to run it efficiently.

    CPU: minimum 6-core
    CPU Cooler: Water-cooled
    MB: reliable for 24 hour workloads, ideally MATX if that's possible (for smaller case)
    RAM: 32GB minimum
    PSU: to run 2 x 970s (Gigabyte Windforce G1s)
    SSD: 256GB NVME M.2 (samsung 970 evo it my choice here)
    CASE: *SMALL as possible*, quiet and cool... struggling here.


    So, asking for recommendations on a system that has at least 6 core CPU, SLI-support and the power to run two 970s. It will be running 24 hours at least some of the time, so I want it to be as reliable as possible. i.e. I'll avoid the cheapest options (MSI MBs, for instance, have failed on me too often but Asus seem to be good). I haven't used AMD for over a decade, but that seems to be a good choice for CPU/MB.

    AM4 Ryzen 5 or 7 seems to be the right budget area, btw. I want to keep the cost below £800

     
  2. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

    Posts: 18,141

    Aorus or Gigabyte board - UK RMA and quick turn around

    My basket at Overclockers UK:
    Total: £849.71 (includes shipping: £20.82)
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    better ram, 2400hz will hurt your CPU performance with ryzen!
    faster 8 core CPU!
    better cooler even though its now water
    better PSU with longr warranty
    better case and also quieter ! Your board selection and case wouldn't work, ATX board and mATX board

    if you want the smallest case you can get for ATX board...

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/raijintek-thetis-classic-aluminium-atx-cube-case-black-ca-03c-rt.html

    above ^^ is smaller then most mATX cases!

    free basic ssd too!​
     
    Last edited: 29 Apr 2019
  3. Astravagrant

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2014

    Posts: 124

    Thanks, dude! that looks good. I'll take a look. Do you know if this includes build and warranty? Also, do you meant the new cooler is *not* water?
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

    Posts: 18,141

    lot of assumption that CLC units are better then air coolers, but 70% of the time they arent or louder.

    dark rock 4 cooler should be quieter and perform a little bit better then that CLC if left all at default .

    warranty on PSU is ten years, although personally Corsair service is better and also UK based like Gigabyte - both have reps on here... but you pay for the price!

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/cors...lar-power-supply-cp-9020131-uk-ca-235-cs.html

    if you wanted OCUK to build it for you, then add £50-100 ontop
     
  5. Astravagrant

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2014

    Posts: 124

    OK, very interesting, thanks for the tips! Still reading, but that system looks good. Yeah, definitely leaving all defaults on. I stopped OCing years ago, but I like that the hardware can do it, it makes me feel like they'll last longer under normal operation (even if that's not necessarily true).
     
  6. Astravagrant

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2014

    Posts: 124

    Only reserve on it is the case, which is larger than my existing one. I don't have much space and this is 10cm higher and longer than existing NZXT 440. IDeally, it would be smaller than the NZXT
     
  7. Astravagrant

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2014

    Posts: 124

    oh, just saw your link on the rajintek, will take a look :)
     
  8. Astravagrant

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2014

    Posts: 124

    That's a really nice case! amazingly small. Do you think it would fit the 970s? They are 299mm long, apparently.

    The case specs say: Compatible with 280mm VGA card.

    Water-cooling would be off the table, but I can see it's not necessary thanks to your tips.
     
  9. Astravagrant

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2014

    Posts: 124