What CPU is best optimized for running a program like Intellij?

I'm looking to build a computer best optimized for running Intellij. This computer will be a non-gaming computer so to remove some of the bloat that comes along with gaming rigs.

Anything that involves graphics I hope to keep to a minimum, I'm strictly looking for performance.

If IntelliJ project specifications are required to answer this question then I'll more than happy to provide the information required.

Heres is a link to my original question for reference

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Compiling programs is mostly multi core, so you could get a Ryzen 7 5700X, which also has good single core performance (which is useful when testing applications). If it does not fit in your budget (in Belgium I can get it for €310) you can also get a 5600X, which is just a bit slower in compiling big programs.

  • You have been my guru while I take my first baby steps into the world of hardware, thank you. Would it be better to use the AMD Ryzen 7 5700X over the Ryzen 7 3700X or is the 5700X more for single-core performance? Apr 22, 2022 at 22:44
  • Also, the project is architected as a microservice design so many programs will be deployed simultaneously. Apr 22, 2022 at 22:46
  • Sorry, I forgot that 5700X was a thing, but here in Belgium, it is out of budget. (Oh wait 3700X is also, yes, 5700X is better, even than 5600X, bruh). Please check out my edit.
    – Irsu85
    Apr 23, 2022 at 7:22

I personally would recommend a AMD Ryzen™ 5 5500 simply due to the fact that it is a common and affordable CPU that will definitely support programs like Intellij and many of JetBrains CPU Consuming Software. It has 6 cores and a base clock of roughly 3.6 Giga hertz and a maximum boost clock of up to about 4.2 Giga Hertz. I hope this helps answer your question.

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