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Building a computer for number crunching with Eclipse

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June 4, 2012 11:23:33 AM

I'm currently using Eclipse to run some java code I've written for crunching a lot of numbers, but I am finding that my applications can take 2-2.5 days sometimes to finish and I'm thinking that means I should upgrade to a better computer and wondering what's the best bare bone parts to get without paying an arm and a leg if I can avoid it.

Currently I am using a 64 bit linux OS with a Phenom II six core CPU, 4 gigs of corsair dominator and 8 gigs of corsair vengeance.

when I run 6 apps at once I see all six cores maxed out for about two days and now I'm starting to need to have 8+ of these running at the same time and thinking I need an 8 core or maybe even a 16 core CPU?

Any and all advice about what hardware I should get would be greatly appreciated! :) 

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June 5, 2012 6:25:39 AM

Is there nobody with any advice on what kind of hardware would be best for this situation? Hoping for some wisdom! :) 
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June 5, 2012 8:49:21 AM

Okay, here's what I'm looking at, please advise me if this is not the right options in your opinions:

AMD FX-8120 8-Core Black Edition Processor Socket AM3+ - FD8120FRGUBOX $160

RAM Corsair 8 GB Vengeance Red PC3-15000 1866mHz 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R $56
(Though I am thinking I will probably want to double this to be on the safe side = $112)

Asus Socket AM3+ M5A78L-M/USB3 w/ AMD 760G/SB710 Chipset, 4xDDR3 1866/1800, ATI HD3000 Video with VGA DVI and HDMI Onboard, PCI Express x16, 2x USB 3.0, 6x SATA 6Gbps $53

But I can't figure out what case I am supposed to get for this mobo. Will most cases fit? How do I tell?
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