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Looking to buy or build a PC tower in the new year that hooks up to my TV. Would be used as a general PC, word processing etc with a few games but I really hammer the ps4 for that. A spanner in the w…
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2m, 6d agoPosted 2 months, 6 days ago
Looking to buy or build a PC tower in the new year that hooks up to my TV. Would be used as a general PC, word processing etc with a few games but I really hammer the ps4 for that.
A spanner in the works is I would like to number crunch for BOINC, namely seti@home project at quiet periods during the day. I know that the software can use a GPUs processing power to really increase my credits earned. I know that the CUDA score is important in this but not really clued up.
Help me peeps!
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2m, 6d agoPosted 2 months, 6 days ago
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#1
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/

good place to price some gear up.
#2
richardthompson79

A spanner in the works is I would like to number crunch for BOINC, namely seti@home project at quiet periods during the day.

You realise that is going to really eat into your electricity bill, right?
#3
Found pcpartpicker to be next to useless. Showed lower prices that did not match the website when you clicked through. Put a build together the other week and based the quote on the price it gave to find nearly everything was at a higher price or not in stock at the lower price when I went to buy the items.
#4
merikiito
Found pcpartpicker to be next to useless. Showed lower prices that did not match the website when you clicked through. Put a build together the other week and based the quote on the price it gave to find nearly everything was at a higher price or not in stock at the lower price when I went to buy the items.
well it worked great for me when building my gaming rig.
#6
yeah if I go big but I only want a decent crunch from a home computer, nothing flash.
My BOINC account has a million plus credits from an old quad core 6400 from years ago, just want to pickup where I left off.
#7
merikiito
Found pcpartpicker to be next to useless. Showed lower prices that did not match the website when you clicked through. Put a build together the other week and based the quote on the price it gave to find nearly everything was at a higher price or not in stock at the lower price when I went to buy the items.


​Worked ok for me. Only used the prices given for each component as a guide and used other search engines or bots to find the best deal for each of them.
#8
merikiito
Found pcpartpicker to be next to useless. Showed lower prices that did not match the website when you clicked through. Put a build together the other week and based the quote on the price it gave to find nearly everything was at a higher price or not in stock at the lower price when I went to buy the items.


​what sites do you use?
#9
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richardthompson79

A spanner in the works is I would like to number crunch for BOINC, namely seti@home project at quiet periods during the day.

You realise that is going to really eat into your electricity bill, right?


​yeah if I go big but I only want a decent crunch from a home computer, nothing flash.
My BOINC account has a million plus credits from an old quad core 6400 from years ago, just want to pickup where I left off.
#10
merikiito
Found pcpartpicker to be next to useless. Showed lower prices that did not match the website when you clicked through. Put a build together the other week and based the quote on the price it gave to find nearly everything was at a higher price or not in stock at the lower price when I went to buy the items.
You should have click on the crystal ball section of part picker. You enter when in the future you're going to be buying the parts and it gets the prices.
#11
PCPartPicker listings are rather patchy in the UK. It's good to get an idea of pricing but bear in mind what what it shows isn't the full listing of what's available - even in the shops that it covers.

richardthompson79
I know that the CUDA score is important in this but not really clued up.
Anybody can recommend and help?

CUDA is a technology specific to nVidia GPUs, SETI also offer comparable OpenCL versions for ATI/AMD and Intel GPUs.

GPU performance varies hugely depending on application so you'd really have to ask on the SETI forums for details about which works best in a given budget.

For gaming they're pretty comparable. You want to be looking at around £100-250 unless you've got a big budget. AMD's RX 460, 470 or 480 or nVidia's GTX 1050, 1050ti, 1060/3GB or 1060/6GB.
#12
I agree PC Part Picker is meh

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