Question £1000 Build for 3D Modelling & Video Editing Only

Cyanide212

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I'm looking to build a system (Intel based) for a friend for around £1000 mark to be used for 3D modelling and Video editing - would be using software such as Adobe CC Suite and Cinema 4D. It needs to be "overly powerful"

I've had a look at some parts but since I'm no expert in either video editing or 3d modelling I would welcome any suggestions or modifications to this spec. For each component I've selected a "budget" vs "best" option, and in some cases more. This will not be used for gaming. Hope I'm on the right track.

CPU:
  1. Core i5 9600k 3.7GHz
  2. Core i7 8700 3.2GHz
  3. Core i7 8700K 3.7GHz
  4. Core i7 7800X LGA 4.0GHz
RAM:
  1. Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz
  2. Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200MHz
GPU:
  1. MSI Geforce GTX 1060
  2. Asus Geforce GTX 1070i
MOBO:
  1. MSI Z390-A PRO 1151 ATX
  2. ASUS PRIME Z370-P ATX
SSD:
1) Crucial MX500 250GB 2.5"

HDD:
1) WD Blue 2TB SATA

PSU:
  1. Corsair VS Series 650W 80 plus
  2. Corsair TX 650W 80 plus GOLD
CPU COOLER:
1) Coolermaster Hyper 2x4

CASE:
1) Corsair Carbide Series 275 Mid Tower

My main concerns are, is the power supply too little/ too much? Are the GPUs overkill? Is the case big enough for the components? Also interested to know if Nvidia SLI would make much of a difference performance wise. As I understand in 3d modelling & vid editing CPU>RAM>GPU - or am I wrong?

Very much appreciate feedback and suggestions
 
For heavy serious work £1000 probably won't get the overly powerful sort of systems a workstation build can be.

Adobe's software tend to favour clockspeed/IPC more than multiple threads; there has been a new release so I'm not sure how much this has changed. As such, I think the i7-8700k makes the most sense of those CPUs. (The LGA 2066 socket sounds a bit messy but perhaps things have improved.)

Not entirely sure if the software they'll use will scale well with RAM frequencies. I've seen in some games there is a difference, though whether they'd be hugely beneficial for the tasks required I'm not sure about. Personal experience with RAM quantity is more about the program not crashing due to lack of RAM and losing work.

If the software can take advantage of CUDA cores then the GTX 1070 ti would be preferable to a GTX 1060. Also depending on the sort of work, the more VRAM means it can handle more textures if that's a thing for their work. Content creation software should allow for scaling of graphics cards (eg. Blender does), but the VRAM doesn't stack as I understand it.

The motherboard will partly be defined by the CPU requirements. But a Z370 motherboard may need a BIOS update to run the 9000 series CPUs. Feature-wise go with the motherboard which has the connectivity required. PCIe lanes are limited for the normal desktop compared to the HEDT counterparts.

I don't think the wattage of the PSUs are too much. Though double checking on the quality of them might be an idea (I forget which ones are good).

Overall I would personally favour:
i7-8700k
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz
GTX 1070 ti
Prime Z370-P
 

Cyanide212

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Aug 24, 2012
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I'm looking to build a system (Intel based) for a friend for around £1000 mark to be used for 3D modelling and Video editing - would be using software such as Adobe CC Suite and Cinema 4D. It needs to be "overly powerful"

I've had a look at some parts but since I'm no expert in either video editing or 3d modelling I would welcome any suggestions or modifications to this spec. For each component I've selected a "budget" vs "best" option, and in some cases more. This will not be used for gaming. Hope I'm on the right track.

CPU:

  1. Core i5 9600k 3.7GHz
  2. Core i7 8700 3.2GHz
  3. Core i7 8700K 3.7GHz
  4. Core i7 7800X LGA 4.0GHz
RAM:

  1. Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3000MHz
  2. Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 3200MHz
GPU:

  1. MSI Geforce GTX 1060
  2. Asus Geforce GTX 1070i
MOBO:

  1. MSI Z390-A PRO 1151 ATX
  2. ASUS PRIME Z370-P ATX
SSD:
1) Crucial MX500 250GB 2.5"

HDD:
1) WD Blue 2TB SATA

PSU:

  1. Corsair VS Series 650W 80 plus
  2. Corsair TX 650W 80 plus GOLD
CPU COOLER:
1) Coolermaster Hyper 2x4

CASE:
1) Corsair Carbide Series 275 Mid Tower

My main concerns are, is the power supply too little/ too much? Are the GPUs overkill? Is the case big enough for the components? Also interested to know if Nvidia SLI would make much of a difference performance wise. As I understand in 3d modelling & vid editing CPU>RAM>GPU - or am I wrong?

Very much appreciate feedback and suggestions
 

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