Question Building a PC - For VR + 3D Modelling + Rendering - Pc Picker list posted -

Feb 19, 2019
Hi all,

I'm doing work in VR and building a PC.
I am looking to make a strong and future proof PC. I don't care for looks as the PC will be hidden. Here are some of the parts I've picked:

PC Picker List:

CPU : AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard
(A friend of mine got a much cheaper Gigabyte one, any opinions? -> Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard)
RAM/ Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
Storage: Crucial - MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
**(I also have a SSD of 200gb -> from another PC with Adobe CC programs and Windows booting)
Current SSD:
****I also have a HDD of 2 TB (3.5) ( (I create a lot in VR and have a LOT of videos and images... VR files are very large..
)Current HDD:

GPU: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
I have a monitor, webcam and mic.

Approximate Purchase Date: hoping to buy it this month.
Budget Range: Max $2500 After Taxes
System Usage from Most to Least Important: VR Creation programs, Modelling and Drawing in VR , 3D modelling in Blender + rendering for 3D animation and VR experiences, Unity, Unreal Engine) VR gaming, After Effects + Premiere video editing, Streaming Photoshop,

** My main concerns and looking for input: ***
  1. Finding a good case, I don't need anything flashy or lights as my PC will be hidden. I care about performance and future proof. A case that has good air flow.
  2. Medium tower (full tower is too large I think?)
  3. Recommendations of other companies with good RAM + GPU's (they are always varied so I'm not sure)
  4. Do I need a CPU cooler? Or is the Ryzen 7 built with a good fan?
  5. Will my previous SSD and HDD work with my new PC? (They say SATA, still kind of confused why its SATA ? If you have a good video explaining this let me know)
  6. If there are any ways you think I could save a little bit not not too much so that the hardware is compromised.
This is a serious build. Primarily for work.
I've never built a PC before so I want to learn to understand the insides of my new PC. (if anyone has good tutorials please post in comments!)
Please and thank you!
Oct 22, 2018
I can recommend the Phanteks P600S. Built like a tank with a removable front panel for great air flow. And I’m not experienced with Ryzen but I would look into a decent aftermarket cooler.