I’ve spent quite some time learning about the new hardware it is fascinating and I can share some superb blog posts about that. However, after weeks of exploration, I’ve ended up purchasing and assembling a PC based on pugetsystems - digits with small modifications. I would probably by from pugetsystems if they were selling to EU.
The PC has a motherboard with an older X99 socket. However, this is the only Intel-based option that lets you put 4 GPU with 16x lanes on each.
Here is my hardware selection
- I have 4 GPU’s, but I can’t put them on the pcpartpicker, as the cards don’t support 4-way SLI.
- I would change the chaises to BE QUIET! DARK BASE 900 - it has better quality and looks.
- Make sure you buy the MSI Areo OC card or Founders Edition this are the only cards that have Air Intakes on the rear I could find. Initially, I’ve purchased 4x Asus 1080 TI Turbo, because that are blower cards however intake is only on the side so they become super hot when used intensively.
If you are happy with 2 or 3 cards consider going for Ryzen or ThreadRipper. The CPU isn’t that important as GPU. However this is only true if you can write optimised code, and when you are training your models this is usually the least of your concerns then having a fast CPU and good SSD helps.