Build Advice Advice on build for a Content Creation TRX40 TR3 3960x system please have I got this about right?


Jul 23, 2018
This would be for content creation including

  • Editing
  • Encoding and Rendering
  • Visual Effects and Compositing
  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Character Modeling
  • CAD
  • Wireframing UX UI

  • Lots of Multi tasking (Ie rending/encoding whilst watching voideos, having many browser tabs open, MS office, MS word, Indesign, on multi screens)
  • Podcasting
  • Graphics etc
Software likely to include:

  • Solidworks
  • Keyshot
  • Rhino
  • V-Ray
  • Afrer Effects and possibly Nuke
  • Vectorworks
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Illustrator
  • Blender
  • Adobe Audition
  • Sketch
  • Autodesk 3d Studio Max
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk Autocad
  • Cinema 4 D
  • Adobe Premier
  • Modo
  • Z Brush
  • Mudbox
  • Autodesk Alias
  • Google Sketchup
  • Catia

  • etc

Maybe total war games and VR

(May have to get cheaper case dep on quote but this is a favored one). Any other colours?

Or suitable Noctura / Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro Air or Cooler Master Wraith Ripper cooler.... Can you advise here please on options, which is better cooler air or water AIO and quieter etc.?

( What would be the advantage of going up to 1000 watt now or how easy would it be to upgrade this later if needed and sell the old one? Please advise)

Open to the:

Gen 4 SSDs as alternatives

... can you advise here on which would be more reliable, long lasting etc I under stand the later 2 drives maybe a bit faster, does the Corsair have any advantage... from what I can see the price difference is negligible so if nor advantage of corsair could opt for 1 of the others.). Also whats in stock.

Depending on system price maybe interested in the 2tb versions of these but doubt I could afford them (Any special offers here?).

As this is going brutalise my bank account will be holding off on extra Project/Scratch SSD Drives at the moment as these look like easy addons later to improve things) Any advice here would be welcome though.



Other Motherboards I have been looking at include:

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