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Old 10-05-2017, 01:19 PM   #14
Brian Bushnell
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Originally Posted by dericklineker View Post
Hmm... What about AMD Ryzen 7 + 16 GB RAM + SSD?
RAM is often the limiting factor in bioinformatics computing. I would not recommend buying a computer that you plan to use for bioinformatics with only 16 GB RAM unless it will be dedicated to some specific program that does not need much memory. SSDs are much less important, typically. If you can't afford more RAM and an SSD, I'd suggest dropping the SSD. Spinning disks are fine and have much more capacity anyway, per unit cost.
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