I am a research student and I received a NVIDIA Titan Xp graphics card from NVIDIA as a research grant. However, the IT department in my department says that the gpu is can not be put inside any of our existing systems. So, I have decided to buy a system myself. But I am confused about what should I buy since there are so many factors to consider for example cooling, power requirement. Also, since I am buying this myself I don't want to cross 1000 euro. Can you please provide me some suggestions. Please keep in mind that my focus is on high-performance computing, this system will not be used for any other purpose. Also, this is my first question on this site and I have very limited knowledge of hardware, so if something is not right or require more information please let me know, don't downvote. I appreciate your help.
There are a few key things you need to look out for:
- You need 8-16GB of RAM
- As the card draws 250W max and the rest of the system probably draws the same, you need a 600W+ PSU that has at least one 6 and one 8 pin power connector.
- Your case needs to fit a 10.5" long, double-height graphics card (which is a pretty standard size).
Anything else is essentially up to you.
Now I've picked a few parts (w/o OS, optical drives and peripherals, if you need them, this needs tweaking) as a generic recommendation satisfying the above constraints, highlights:
- an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 processor
- a 128GB Samsung PCIe SSD
- an all-in-one water cooling system for easier cleaning
The part list:
PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FM9Hyf Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FM9Hyf/by_merchant/ CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.59 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.89 @ OutletPC) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($111.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($127.49 @ OutletPC) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.88 @ OutletPC) Video Card: NVIDIA - Titan Xp 12GB Video Card Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ B&H) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.89 @ OutletPC) Total: $930.71 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-19 10:20 EDT-0400