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So I built this computer 2 years ago as my first computer build to edit my Sony A6300 footge in Premiere Pro.

Intel - Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard Asus - Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage Crucial - MX200 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case NZXT - Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive LG - WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

I now have a Black Magic Cinema Camera 4K editing in Resolve. Playback isn't smooth. I started to do a Ryzen 1950X threadripper build, but someone said I can just upgrade the graphics card to an RTX 2080 and that would fix the problem. Or do a Ryzen 2700X or 1920X Build. What do you say?
 
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Is the PSU 2 years old? f so, I'd ask you to replace it with your new purchase of either the GPU or a new platform. If you're looking at professionally working with 4K footage, then yes the investment towards a Threadripper build would be worth while. If the video editing work is casual then you can make do with what you have...which reminds me, you forgot to add the GPU you're current;y working with.
 

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Is the PSU 2 years old? f so, I'd ask you to replace it with your new purchase of either the GPU or a new platform. If you're looking at professionally working with 4K footage, then yes the investment towards a Threadripper build would be worth while. If the video editing work is casual then you can make do with what you have...which reminds me, you forgot to add the GPU you're current;y working with.
I have the MSI GTX 1060, and no it will be for professional work, on going.
 
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See?? This is what I'm good at.

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 what you need:

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 I gave you 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 HHD for finished products, it all makes a difference and helps organize your files and streamlines the Editing process.

To the points you wanted to know before: NO do not get a RTX 2080, for you, you want to get a new build. Your CPU that you have now is ONLY 4 CORES, that's horrible for video editing 4K, you want at least 8. This Ram will be much faster, and the Motherboard and PSU would be new and dust, dirt, and grit free here, allowing for the best performance possible.
 

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