Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 256 from 2015/6/18
Frankly, it would make more sense to buy him a Ryzen 1800X cpu, an AM4 motherboard and some DDR4.
That way his compile times on the software he is working on would be faster.
I got a FX-8370 + MoBo + 16 GiB DDR3 to offer when I switch to a Ryzen-based gaming PC the next two weeks. Not quite the same league as a Ryzen, but for building jobs on Linux more than adequate. If some Dev is in need.
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