I am in the process of looking for a new computer (most likely a tower) and wanted to hit up this subreddit since people seem pretty legit here and a lot of good advice has been shared.
Personally, I'm looking for something with decent enough specs to do dev work and other data science related projects. Thinking this will land in the realm of:
1) 16/32 GB of RAM
2) 4 cores, 2 threads
3) Anything from 3.0Ghz and above
4) And definitely an SSD of at least 512 GB for storage. I would like the ability to run any VM if desired
5) Would be willing to shell out $500, but I'm a frugal person by nature, so if there are some dope deals out there, I wouldn't be opposed.
I am pretty hardware naive (something that I am working on ;) ), and the past few days of searching has revealed to me that I know next to nothing about anything haha. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be more than interested. Also, any hardware related books, because if I'm working in software, I should at least have a better understanding of my machine.
All responses and help is much appreciated!