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    Hi all!
    My old Quad2Core machine died today and I will need a to rebuild it in the present week so that I can work .
    I'm seeking for help because my budget is tight (500€) and I use some heavy applications like Adobe After Effects and SolidWorks Pro.
    I'm from Portugal and I want to buy all the parts from national stores because of any RMA issues that might come up.
    I want the computer to be as energy eficient as possible, so probably AMD processors will not be a solution.
    I have already sorted some results for the required components. I will keep my case, HD and PSU.
    Feel free to ask anything.

    1- Motherboard -"61"%2C"345"%5D%2C%5B"43"%2C"1205"%5 D%2C%5B"42"%2C"206"%5D%5D&orderPreco=+preco+ASC
    2- Processor - et+H4+-LGA1151-+-+&query=%5B%5B"171"%2C"1491"%5D%5D&orderPreco=+pre co+ASC
    3- GPU (with at least 8Gb) -"48"%2C"268"%5D%5D&orderPreco=+preco +ASC
    4- RAM (at least 16Gb) -"113"%2C"775"%5D%2C%5B"111"%2C"753"% 5D%5D&orderPreco=+preco+ASC

  • #2
    A powerful PC and low power consumption is not possible. Difference between power usage of current AMD and intel CPUs are small and you get more calculation power with more cpu cores and AMD offers you them with a reasonable price. Toms hardware and I recommend Ryzen 5 1600 for your 500 EUR PC.,3986.html

    Other specs of my 500 EUR PC (without the monitor):

    [email protected]:~$ inxi -bM
    System:    Host: ryzen5pc Kernel: 4.15.0-rc8+ x86_64 bits: 64
               Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 Distro: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid
    Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME B350M-K v: Rev X.0x serial: N/A
               UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 3401 date: 12/04/2017
    CPU:       6 core AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Six-Core (-MT-MCP-)
               speed/max: 2717/3383 MHz
    Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Baffin [Polaris11]
               Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
               drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,radeon)
               Resolution: [email protected]
               OpenGL: renderer: Radeon RX 560 Series (POLARIS11 / DRM 3.25.0 / 4.15.0-rc8+, LLVM 5.0.1)
               version: 4.5 Mesa 17.3.3
    Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
               driver: r8169
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (59.8% used)
    Info:      Processes: 243 Uptime: 47 min Memory: 1130.5/7976.9MB
    Last edited by debianxfce; 02-08-2018, 03:20 AM.


    • #3
      Hi Debian!
      Thank you for your reply! I'm going to check that info and hopefully buy the parts today!
      Your solution is much cheaper that an Intel / NVIDIA one. Thank you!


      • #4
        For Ryzen, buy two similar 2666Mhz DDR4 DIMM parts, that is max speed. Faster memory modules might run at 2100MHz, see motherboard memory compatibility documentation. Kingston HyperX is a popular brand.