Dl Machine

I am seriously considering pulling the trigger on building my own DL rig now. Anyone have any comment on the following build list?


This is a little cheaper, has the 2080 TI GPU, a faster hard drive, and a wireless router that supports AC as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor $365.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $188.09 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $250.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Black NVMe 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $229.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $1076.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - 750D ATX Full Tower Case $129.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC68 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $86.27 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2498.08
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $2458.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-21 22:52 EDT-0400
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Three suggestions:

  • Iā€™d recommend going with a 8 core CPU, you can grab an 8th gen i7 for similar prices.
  • Air cooling CPU instead of Liquid cooling
  • Considering a M.2 (small size if a 512GB one goes over budget) + HDD/SSD setup.

Reasons: The CPU will allow you to run GBM(s) faster, parallised CPU tasks will run faster. Liquid cooling is only necessary when you are required to overclock your CPU, otherwise its an overkill. M.2 drives are MUCH faster!

Hope these are useful

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