buggaby

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  1. Hello all, Thanks in advance for any help. I'm looking to build a desktop workstation to run work simulations. It's CPU intensive, so I won't be needing anything more than onboard-quality video (also, using Linux instead of Windows, so no gaming). I'm interested in the AMD Ryzen 7 series because it gives great parallelization for a good price, but it doesn't appear to come with onboard video. Maybe that difference wipes out the price gains over i7? There are older discrete cards for under $100. Do these compare with Intel onboard speeds? If there is any advice about my build below, I'm happy to hear it! My budget is around $800 ideally, but can go to $1000 if needed. Right now the Ryzen 7 1700x is on sale at NewEgg for $190. I would also like 16GB RAM. Don't need Windows for this build, so I'll save a bit there. By current build plan is this, which prices out to about $730 +tax on NewEgg, but it's still missing the GPU: CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1700X Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB Memory Kit Case Corsair Carbide Series Clear 400C Drive GIGABYTE UD Pro 2.5" 256GB Optical Drive Asus Black SATA 24X DVDRW E-Green No Logo Model PSU EVGA SuperNOVA 650 CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan Thanks!