Question First PC Build - Extreme 4K Video Editing and Gaming Computer (Advice Needed)

Mar 17, 2019
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Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This Week

Budget Range: Initially $4,000-$5,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing and Special Effects, Color Grading, 3D Modeling, Animation, Music Production, Gaming, Internet Browsing, Watching Movies/Streaming)

Are you buying a monitor: I have an HD monitor for now. I plan to upgrade to 4K later this year.

Parts to Upgrade: Everything. This is a new build from scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: My preferences are newegg, amazon, and ebay. However, I do not mind purchasing from other websites as long as they are trustworthy.

Location: Columbia, SC United States

Parts Preferences: No inherent preference, I just care about the best performance. I lean towards AMD for their pricing though.

Overclocking: Yes (CPU and GPU)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 is my current monitor resolution. I plan to upgrade to a 4K monitor in the near future.

Additional Comments: I strictly care about performance and price. I want top performance for the most reasonable price.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am trying to build a pc that will last me a while and not require upgrades for a decent period of time.


PCPartPicker part list
/ Price breakdown by merchant
TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor$799.99 @ Newegg
CPU CoolerEnermax - LIQTECH TR4 II 360 102.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$159.99 @ Newegg
Thermal CompoundThermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1 g Thermal Paste-
MotherboardGigabyte - X399 AORUS XTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard$428.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 128 GB (8 x 16 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory$795.98 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung - 860 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$167.99 @ Amazon
StorageSamsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$344.41 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate - IronWolf Pro 10 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$363.98 @ SuperBiiz
Video CardGigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card$1299.99 @ Newegg
CaseCorsair - 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case$179.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA - SuperNOVA P2 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$224.89 @ OutletPC
Optical DriveLG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer$52.00 @ Amazon
Case Fanbe quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan$26.90 @ Amazon
Case Fanbe quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan$26.90 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$4902.00
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$4872.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-16 22:57 EDT-0400
Above is the build I plan to start with. Below this I have the final build I plan to get to upgrade to before the end of this year. Are there any ways I can save money on the above and below build to save money without sacrificing much if any performance? Is my cooling adequate?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
TypeItemPrice
CPUAMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor$799.99 @ Newegg
CPU CoolerEnermax - LIQTECH TR4 II 360 102.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$159.99 @ Newegg
Thermal CompoundThermal Grizzly - Kryonaut 1g 1 g Thermal Paste-
MotherboardGigabyte - X399 AORUS XTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard$428.99 @ Amazon
MemoryG.Skill - Ripjaws 4 Series 128 GB (8 x 16 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory$795.98 @ Newegg
StorageSamsung - 860 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$167.99 @ Amazon
StorageSamsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$344.41 @ Amazon
StorageSamsung - 970 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive$344.41 @ Amazon
StorageSeagate - IronWolf Pro 10 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$363.98 @ SuperBiiz
Video CardGigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card (2-Way SLI)$1299.99 @ Newegg
Video CardGigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME Video Card (2-Way SLI)$1299.99 @ Newegg
CaseCorsair - 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case$179.99 @ Amazon
Power SupplyEVGA - SuperNOVA P2 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$224.89 @ OutletPC
Optical DriveLG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer$52.00 @ Amazon
Sound CardCreative Labs - ZXR 24-bit 192 kHz Sound Card$199.38 @ Amazon
Case Fanbe quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan$26.90 @ Amazon
Case Fanbe quiet! - SilentWings 3 pwm 59.5 CFM 140mm Fan$26.90 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates)$6745.78
Mail-in rebates-$30.00
Total$6715.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-16 22:59 EDT-0400
Just to explain the storage listed above. The first ssd (EVO) will be used for the operating system and the entire adobe suite and any other creative programs I plan to use. The second ssd (PRO) will be used for project files and other assets. The third ssd (PRO) will serve as a dedicated media cache/scratch. The HDD will be used for archiving purposes. Are these drives appropriate for their purposes? Are they overkill or do they need to be upgraded further?
 
Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($799.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H115i PRO 55.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard ($299.97 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($355.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($355.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 QVO 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($247.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY - Quadro RTX 5000 16 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($2475.99 @ Dell)
Video Card: PNY - Quadro RTX 5000 16 GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($2475.99 @ Dell)
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair - Professional 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($229.89 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell - UP3216Q 31.5" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ($999.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $8565.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-17 23:11 EDT-0400


I replaced RTX2080Ti with Quadro RTX5000 which may not be able to perform as good in games but is lot better and recommended for professional workload like yours.
I also included the monitor which is true 10bit supportive and the best to create accurate colors suitable for color grading and other workload where color accuracy matters.
 
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Thank you I really appreciate the feedback! Especially the monitor suggestion. I've been trying to find a good but reasonably priced monitor for color accuracy.
 
Thank you I really appreciate the feedback! Especially the monitor suggestion. I've been trying to find a good but reasonably priced monitor for color accuracy.
Be careful while ordering the monitor as there is another DELL 32" 4K monitor with similar(not same but similar) model name which is not true 10bit monitor.

To get true 10bit color support and utilize it for color grading you will require Quadro card over Geforce.

You are welcome.
 
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