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Dillon Greek
Dillon Greek

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New computer

Just dropped a good chunk of change on a new PC. Just wondering what do you use to dev on? I'll soon be running a ryzen 7 2700x with 64gb of ram on a ASUS ROG Strix X470-F with dual ASUS VS248H-P 24" Full HD 1920x1080 2ms HDMI DVI VGA Back-lit LED Monitor

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Trevor Franklin

I need that RAM. Current using 16gb ram and using 60-75% with my normal day-to-day development tasks. I also have an i5 and GTX960 4gb. Pretty fast machine but definitely not future proof.

I also have a 2012 macbook pro retina that im looking to replace with a high end dell laptop most likely.

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Adrian Sandu

What is it does it eats your RAM up? The IDE? Virtualization?

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Trevor Franklin

Surprisingly virtualization doesn't eat up most of my ram its mostly all the desktop apps that are chromium based now. My team uses slack, I use shift for emails (switching to Mailspring helped ram usage a lot), keybase, etc.

I would be super happy with 32gb ram!

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Adrian Sandu

Fortunately, RAM price is at an all-time low again. If you're in the US, you can pay about $130 for a 32GB dual channel kit.

There's a tech youtuber that I follow and he just posted a selection of great RAM kits on NewEgg. This is his affiliate link, so if you don't feel comfortable about it, feel free to do the search yourself - pcdeal.tv/2IJHCYB

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Trevor Franklin

This is awesome thank you!

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Dillon Greek Author

I just went with 64 so I don't have to upgrade in a few years

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Dillon Greek Author

Yeah my laptop has a i5 with 16gb of ram it's ok but it was time to upgrade.

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Benjamin Dowen

Work PC: 16GB Ram on a Dell laptop. Mostly I do testing at work, some automation but not much application dev.

Home PC (where I actually do a little amateur Dev): 32GB RAM, Intel Core i7 4790K, GTX 970 GPU.

Screen: 28" 4K

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Dillon Greek Author

Just a quick update on the new computer. ITS AWESOME!!!! I do need to upgrade the hard drive. Looking at the m.2 nvme with a 4tb SSD. My render times are a fraction of what they was. No regrets on the 64Gb of ram or the dual 24" monitors. Worth every dime!

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Adrian Sandu

Ryzen 7 1700, 16GB RAM - Main display is a Dell U2412 and the secondary one is a Dell P2417H

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Dillon Greek Author

I spend enough time learning code I don't need any more time to learn apples OS. But seems like a lot of people use Mac. Might need to give it a try someday

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Code Mochi • Edited on

It's pretty beautiful that the mac is based on Unix* so you can use the same tools on your desktop and on your EC2 server that you are deploying your web server too. I'm on a 2017 macbook pro but I had a 2012 macbook pro until last year and I loved how reliable and speedy it remained all those years.

Dillon, will you use Windows or Linux for development?

*EDIT- Initially I said they were Linux based- Herb pointed out that macs are BSD based which is based on Unix not Linux. Thanks Herb!

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Dillon Greek Author • Edited on

Windows. I tried Linux but spent to much time trying to make simple things work. I do like Linux just to big of a learning curve.

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Herb Wolfe

Actually it's a BSD based OS, not Linux.

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Dillon Greek Author

Yeah I do mobile game dev and hate how everyday someone ask if my game is on iOS. Someday maybe.....