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daammon
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17/10/2018 9:29 am  

Hi all,

I would like to ask the comunity for help about what computer should I buy to start working more seriously. I just finished the Deeplearning Specialization and I would like to start practicing all what I have learnt. I have been studying full-time and I will focus 100% of my time on this. 

I have doubts about which of these ways should I take:

 - Around 1800€: Buying a second hand gaming computer with a 1080ti. (Example: https://es.wallapop.com/item/pc-gaming-i7-8770k-32-gb-1080ti-268215746 )

 - Around 2400€: Buying the same kind of computer but all brand new. 

 - Around 3200€: Buying a workstation ready to extend in the future. I took the part list from this post; https://medium.com/the-mission/why-building-your-own-deep-learning-computer-is-10x-cheaper-than-aws-b1c91b55ce8c

 

Additionally, I don't know if I should buy second hand 1080ti, new 1080ti or the new 2080/ti. I have seen a few benchmarkings where the 2080 outperforms the 1080ti in most of the algorithms but, is the price difference worth it?

What option would you choose on the graphic card?

- Cheap second hand 1080ti from a rig: 400-500€( I could buy several of these cards)

- Cheap brand new 1080ti in Black Friday: I guess 550-600€

- Brand new 2080€ in Black Friday: I guess 750-800€

- Brand new 2080ti in Black Friday: I guess around 1200€

 

I have been thinking a lot about this but I am really lost. So I would appreciate any advice you can give me. 

 

Thanks,

Daniel

                           

 

 

 

 


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JMS
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18/10/2018 2:40 am  

My own experience : as a gamer i bought last year a computer very similar than your first proposal and now i am using successfully as a Workstation for DL.

If you have the money, i would take the third option. For the graphic card, the 2080 TI is as usually very expensive at the beginning (going from 3500 cuda to 4300 cuda mainly with a small boost in bandwith). So i will stay with a fresh 1080 ti... for the moment.

Be carefully with the size for the graphic card when assembling your work station and y will be able to upgrade from 1080TI to 2080TI (as i know, size of 2080ti is larger than 300 mm).

My two cents


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abhishadyy
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21/10/2018 11:34 pm  
Posted by: daammon

Hi all,

I would like to ask the comunity for help about what computer should I buy to start working more seriously. I just finished the Deeplearning Specialization and I would like to start practicing all what I have learnt. I have been studying full-time and I will focus 100% of my time on this. 

I have doubts about which of these ways should I take:

 - Around 1800€: Buying a second hand gaming computer with a 1080ti. (Example: https://es.wallapop.com/item/pc-gaming-i7-8770k-32-gb-1080ti-268215746 )

 - Around 2400€: Buying the same kind of computer but all brand new. 

 - Around 3200€: Buying a workstation ready to extend in the future. I took the part list from this post; https://medium.com/the-mission/why-building-your-own-deep-learning-computer-is-10x-cheaper-than-aws-b1c91b55ce8c

 

Additionally, I don't know if I should buy second hand 1080ti, new 1080ti or the new 2080/ti. I have seen a few benchmarkings where the 2080 outperforms the 1080ti in most of the algorithms but, is the price difference worth it?

What option would you choose on the graphic card?

- Cheap second hand 1080ti from a rig: 400-500€( I could buy several of these cards)

- Cheap brand new 1080ti in Black Friday: I guess 550-600€

- Brand new 2080€ in Black Friday: I guess 750-800€

- Brand new 2080ti in Black Friday: I guess around 1200€

 

I have been thinking a lot about this but I am really lost. So I would appreciate any advice you can give me. 

 

Thanks,

Daniel

                           

 

 

 

 

Hi, Since you can buy multiple 1080Ti which not go for 4 GPU configuration with i9 7900 and MSI X299 SLI Plus motherboard, I have similar workstation bought from Ant PC .. and I have coupled it with 64GB Memory... the workflows are pretty fast..  


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daammon
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25/10/2018 5:41 am  

I will probably follow your advice and buy 1080TIs for the moment. I think that the RTX family is quite overpriced right now. 

Noted about the space for the cards. Thx 


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daammon
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25/10/2018 5:44 am  

The AMD micros are right now quite cheap and as they are releasing new ones in the following weeks I think the prices will go down even more. That's why I choose the AMD kit. I think they offer a good value for the price.


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crayoneater
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13/11/2018 4:17 pm  

For those who haven't bought yet - 1080ti's are now out of production and the prices have skyrocketed, reminiscent of the cryptocurrency boom. There are still good 1070's to be had for a reasonable price, but another option might be the RTX 2070. Because FP16 has not been crippled on these cards, you can do 16-bit training, which effectively doubles the memory capacity, and at $200 off the 1080ti (pre-ridiculous) price. The only catch is that you can't NVlink two 2070's together, but FP16 might make this a moot point.


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