My PI and I have moved to a new institution and I've been assigned with acquiring a lab PC/workstation. I've only been given about $1900 to work with, but this can likely be flexible.
I'm wondering what the current bioinformatics/comp biology opinions are about the specs for each component (i.e., amount/speed of RAM, number of CPU cores, CPU clock speed, etc). I have experience with PC components and building PCs but haven't done this for 5+ years now. I would also like to run Ubuntu on this machine.
The PC will mostly be used for processing things like RNA-seq and single-cell RNA-seq data, training ML models for this data, and image manipulation. Our old rig was slow and frequently ran into problems due to insufficient memory (32gb of RAM).
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!