If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .

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ouachita
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Re: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .

Post by ouachita » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:00 pm

AndrewGrant wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 pm
ouachita wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Milos is probably talking about the cost of building a system himself. I don't have those skills or knowledge.
If your footer actually means you have a PhD, then you are smart enough to watch a youtube video and build your own system.

Theres very few things to screw up when building.
I know enough to know what I don't know, and that it's a job best done by a professional, not an amatuer.
SIM, PhD, MBA, PE

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Re: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .

Post by brianr » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:08 pm

AndrewGrant wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:05 pm
ouachita wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Milos is probably talking about the cost of building a system himself. I don't have those skills or knowledge.
If your footer actually means you have a PhD, then you are smart enough to watch a youtube video and build your own system.

Theres very few things to screw up when building.
It is less a question of smarts, and more of dexterity and experience. I have built several PCs from components, and you _can_ ruin the cpu chip or something else fairly easily. Get a tool with a magnetic tip because you will drop a tiny screw someplace awkward. I prefer to do the assembly with my son as I often need a third hand, but then again I am nearly hopeless with things mechanical/electrical/plumbing.

My suggestion is to just ask around and find someone to give you a hand. Like many things, it is remarkably easy, _after_ you have done it at least once. If you know any gamers, many of them build their rigs and a high-end machine learning system is somewhat similar, at least the expensive gpu card.

ouachita
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Re: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .

Post by ouachita » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:11 pm

Like most endeavors in life, you need good instruction and experience
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