Build Advice Building a 4k Video Editing Workstation + some mild gaming

TyGuyy

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Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No



Parts to Upgrade: Pretty much everything but the PSU.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: During pandemic times? I'm game for anything, Mainly Newegg or Amazon, but I just bought some parts via Best Buy.

Location: Austin, TX

Parts Preferences: I'm still uncertain about AMD vs. Intel. Open I suppose. And I really don't know anything about the different types of video cards, so help there would be appreciated!

Overclocking: Maybe, but doubtful.

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Your Monitor Resolution:
1440p and 4k


Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:

After going nearly 7 years with my current PC, I am building a new rig to help with quarantine and the fact that I'm WFH for the remainder of 2020.

I'm mainly using this for 4k video editing and photoshop + lightroom (both for hobbies and work). Most of the footage I edit with is 4k H.264 or HVEC. No RED, ProRes, etc. Hence, why I wanted to stick with Intel because of Quick Sync, and stick with an Nvidia 2070 for gaming (and maybe come mild coloring in Resolve). However, I do hear good things about the 2060 KO card. Just not certain if that is best. But open to suggestions.

I'm jumping from an old i7 Ivy-Bridge Quad-Core to something much beefier, that I hope will suit my needs for another 7 years. However, I know AMD is currently on the "Ryze" and blowing Intel out of the waters these days in terms of price-per-performance, so I thought I would ask this community what they think about this build below before I pull the trigger.

I already have a fairly new 750w PSU and the Noctua Chromamax Black Air Cooler D15. And some good monitors. But any advice or help would be appreciated.

Much thanks!

  • CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($529.99 @ Best Buy)
  • Motherboard: ASRock Z490M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
  • Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
  • Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Adorama)
  • Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.97 @ Amazon)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)
  • Case: NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.62 @ Amazon)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($142.88 @ Other World Computing)
  • Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan ($20.00 @ Amazon)
  • Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($37.64 @ B&H)
  • Total: $1919.06
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8YqKQq
 
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helper800

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You may want more memory for 4k editing. I personally don't know much about it but a quick google search says 4k editing has a 32gb minimum as far as RAM goes.

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/guides/workstation-adobe-4k-guide.pdf

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3587-intel-core-i9-10900k-cpu-review-benchmarks

This link above makes me believe that something like a 3900x or 3950x would serve you a lot better on the productivity side while using significantly less power. I also added a fast low timing 2x32 GB RAM kit because this may benefit your productivity use cases by a significant amount.

Also, this article may save you significant amounts On Win10 Pro:

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-cheap,5717.html

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($709.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($367.26 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB KO GAMING Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($142.88 @ Other World Computing)
Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan ($20.00 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: NZXT AER RGB 2 52.44 CFM 120 mm Fan ($37.64 @ B&H)
Custom: PSU 750w (Purchased)
Total: $2367.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-27 13:40 EDT-0400
 
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