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Discussion DaVinci Resolve Build Guide

Dec 9, 2018
Here I have made for anybody reading this thread, a (relatively) cheap and versatile video editing/streaming/recording/gaming machine that is Useful for all needs and will smash through any processes that it encounters. Prices here are carefully balanced to keep it under $1500 while sqeeezing the most performance possible out of the PC. many people may be saying "what about taxes, huh?" Well, taxes are included in the price of this build. I don't want this to sound like a sales pitch (though it probably already does)
I just wanted to research and spend the time putting together a Computer Build that anybody can use so you don't have too.

If there are any comments on the list, please let me know below with suggestions about the motherboard (I'm not good at those) or just about anything else you can think of :) Thanks for reading!


This build:

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/rgCkxG

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($300.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($118.23 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($171.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($64.48 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($64.48 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card ($515.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.23 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($91.47 @ Newegg)
Total: $1488.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-05 23:23 EDT-0400

Is a very good build for Davinci for the reasons down below:

I'm someone who likes to video edit myself, and this is what I've learned about what makes a great video editing PC.

1: CPU is VERY important, but relies more on Cores than Speed for DaVinci due to it being a very complicated process.
2: RAM is also something you want a lot of. 32GB is great for 4K editing, and you always want more RAM, it will speed up your processes IMMENSELY
3: The GPU is not as important as the CPU, but it makes a big difference. If you look on this: https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-DaVinci-Resolve-187/Hardware-Recommendations Page you will see that the RTX 2070 GPU is just behind the 2080, but the 2080 is 300$ more, so it's the best bang for the buck you can get for this.
4: You might be wondering why there are 2 storage SSD's instead of just 1 big one, and I did so because it's more versatile. If you wanted to, you could put these in a raid configuration to speed them up, or make sure your files are always backed up, you can use one just for cache files, the other for stuff you're working on, and the HDD for finished products, it all makes a difference and helps organize your files and streamlines the Editing process.

Speed is of the utmost importance when editing video, and you can't have speed without the right parts. This build is the best of 2 worlds: It allows for seamless editing of video for a small price. This is a very inexpensive build for what it offers.

Since the CPU is Hyperthreaded on all 8 cores, it has an extra 8 "threads" which effectively doubles the amount of proccesing the CPU can do at one time do to there being twice the paths/roadways to finish them.
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I see a hundred builds, just like this, everyday here. Nothing particularly special or original that I can see. Sorry.

Also, M.2 RAID (Or SSD RAID in general) sucks. It's slower than a single M.2 drive, except on sequential file transfers.