Custom Desktop Build with CentOS 7

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rowak
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Custom Desktop Build with CentOS 7

Post by rowak » 2018/12/10 16:28:39

I need to setup a Desktop to run some simulation software. The OS can either be CentOS 7 or Rhel 7. I have no idea which hardware will work with either OS. I'm looking at the i7 8th Gen 8700K Coffee Lake processor. I'd need a Motherboard that supports that processor. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Custom Desktop Build with CentOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2018/12/10 21:03:17

Since CentOS is a rebuild of RHEL from the same source, it doesn't make much difference which of them you choose.
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Re: Custom Desktop Build with CentOS 7

Post by desertcat » 2019/01/12 04:41:11

rowak wrote:
2018/12/10 16:28:39
I need to setup a Desktop to run some simulation software. The OS can either be CentOS 7 or Rhel 7. I have no idea which hardware will work with either OS. I'm looking at the i7 8th Gen 8700K Coffee Lake processor. I'd need a Motherboard that supports that processor. Any help would be appreciated.
As to hardware... check out NewEgg. ASUS usually makes good mobos, but then again there are many, many others. Read the reviews. As a General Rule of Thumb, Linux runs better on on AMD CPU's, and extreme Gaming on Intel CPU's but you are really splitting hairs. There are many fans of of Intel CPU's who have no problems running Linux on their rigs. Where there is no dispute however is that high end Intel CPU's cost almost twice as much as an almost identical AMD processor. If Speed is your thing and thread count -- short of investing in Intel Xeon CPU's -- the best processor the last time I checked, is the AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 2990WX 32 Core / 64 Thread CPU.

For about the same price as you would pay the i7 8700K which provides 6 cores and 12 threads you could buy the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X which has 8 cores and 16 threads, Max RAM = 64 GB. So unless you have already bought the CPU and are looking for the mobo, you might want to take a look at the AMD Ryzen 2700x which is ~/= to the i7 8700K. If you really want to get ahead of the curve, for about ~$100 +/- on the CPU buy the AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X which has 12 Cores and 24 threads, and support up to 2 TB of quad channel DDR4 Memory. Me?!? Unless things get REALLY RIDICULOUS, my next workstation is probably going to be based on the Ryzen 7 2700X.

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