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New Member
Jul 9, 2018
hi there,

I need a PC with 128GB in RAM (at least) and a decent CPU and GPU, mainly for scientific computing (MATLAB, python, etc). My budget is around 4K (CAN$). I was wondering what you guys think about these components (all from memoryexpress, except the processor from amazon.ca)? Any suggestions about alternative mobo? where can I save/spend?

Win 10 Pro 64, MX58356

( MX64015 / 889523006009 )
GeForce GTX 1080 G1 GAMING 8GB PCI-E w/ DVI, HDMI, Triple DP

( MX67197 / 824142148624 )
X299 TOMAHAWK w/ DDR4 2666, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, GB LAN, SLI / CrossFire

Fractal Design
( MX70610 / 817301015127 )
Focus G ATX Case w/ Window, White

( MX60088 / 843368035754 )
GQ Series 750W Gold Modular Power Supply

( MX58207 / 848354012405 )
Ripjaws Series 4 128GB PC4-19200 Quad Channel DDR4 Kit (8 x 16GB)

( MX45542 / 886227345618 )
24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA, OEM, Black

( MX53339 / WD60EFRX )
Red 6TB NAS Desktop Hard Drive, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

( MX70360 / 735858342650 )
545s Series M.2 2280 Solid State Drive, 256GB

Intel® Core™ i7-7820X Processor

CDN$ 619.99 (amazon.ca)

Total ~ CAN$ 4,350.

Many thanks for your feedback!


Senior Member
Dec 27, 2008
You can get Windows 10 Pro OEM at Kinguin.net for around $40 US.

My main concern as far as the hardware components is the video card. If precision and reliability of data handling is a prime concern then you need to be looking at cards made for that purpose, like the Nvidia Quadro series. AMD has a similar line, I think they call it Fire GL, that is made for your stated purpose. The GTX 1080 is a gaming card. And for the same reason, should you be looking a registered, buffered RAM? You could also get by with a smaller wattage PSU since you are only running 1 video card. 650 watts would be more than enough.

Edit: Is a 256 gb solid state drive large enough to hold your programs and the OS?
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Senior Member
Dec 27, 2008
One other thing you forgot. That CPU does not come with a cooler. It's a 140 watt rated CPU so you need to choose a cooler that is more than something minimal. Looks like your case has lots of options for water cooling radiator placement so I'd probably look at a 240mm double fan AIO water system. Lots of good options out there for that.
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"That Backfired" Senior Member
Jun 5, 2013
Go Blue!
Good Gawd!!!!

Yeah I missed that. This is gonna be one powerful rig. Please post pics!!
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Senior Member
Dec 27, 2008
And it's in Canadian dollars as well so the numbers will be higher than they would for us in the USA.


Dec 10, 2003
Looks like a good build it should do what you want to do well.:) You could save some money on the motherboard if your not going to overclock.