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[Q] AOSP/CM building PC upgrade

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17th September 2014, 12:44 AM   |  #1  
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I'm looking to upgrade my PC. I play videogames (seemingly on the odd occasion these days) and develop on Linux for various programming languages (University work - also probably some Windows too if I have to). I'm wondering if my current build can be feasibly upgraded to lower build times with AOSP.

My current PC

Intel i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz
12GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

The Ubuntu root is installed on an SSD, but the home folder is installed on a mechanical HDD. The SSD is only 128GB so not enough for compiler cache (ccache) as well as the AOSP/CM source (I have both). I've been considering an upgrade to and Intel i5-4690k under the illusion it would help me lower the build time. This new CPU would necessitate a new motherboard, and I'd probably get one of the new Z97 boards with am M.2 slot, and then grab a 256GB M.2 SSD. At this point I could have the source on an ssd and perhaps speed up compiling...

Or would it? I mean, would I get maybe ten minutes off my compile time, or would the benefits be significantly greater? If it's only ten minutes, I may just not bother.
17th September 2014, 08:14 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Kryten2k35

I'm looking to upgrade my PC. I play videogames (seemingly on the odd occasion these days) and develop on Linux for various programming languages (University work - also probably some Windows too if I have to). I'm wondering if my current build can be feasibly upgraded to lower build times with AOSP.

My current PC

Intel i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz
12GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM

The Ubuntu root is installed on an SSD, but the home folder is installed on a mechanical HDD. The SSD is only 128GB so not enough for compiler cache (ccache) as well as the AOSP/CM source (I have both). I've been considering an upgrade to and Intel i5-4690k under the illusion it would help me lower the build time. This new CPU would necessitate a new motherboard, and I'd probably get one of the new Z97 boards with am M.2 slot, and then grab a 256GB M.2 SSD. At this point I could have the source on an ssd and perhaps speed up compiling...

Or would it? I mean, would I get maybe ten minutes off my compile time, or would the benefits be significantly greater? If it's only ten minutes, I may just not bother.

The motherboard will definitely speed up the compiling, assuming that u already have the source downloaded, you might as well do it. But I have compared those to boards and it appears to be quite faster. So if i were u, go for it.
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