[SOLVED] Need to modernize aging System. Help? Please?

Clayton Moneymaker

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My video editing setup has kind of been crippled lately (stupid Adobe suite and it's endless updating) -_- Essentially what I was thinking was I could simply upgrade the motherboard/memory. However, @USAFRet helped me see it's likely going to involve CPU, PSU, GPU in addition to Motherboard & RAM. :( He pointed me to this forum.

I'd like to keep this build as affordable as possible, but it's very important that I can adequately edit 4k footage for work.
(I'm a media producer by profession, The quarantine has increased my remote work. I don't game on my PC.)

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $700-900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video editing, surfing the internet.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, PSU, GPU, Motherboard, RAM**

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Location:
Charlottesville, VA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Being able to handle 4k video in editing software is key.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: System has aged and is overworked. I need a capable and efficient editing setup.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Nothing in particular selected.

My current system specs are as follows:

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

CASE
Cooler Master Storm Trooper Stryker

CPU
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz 36 °C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM
32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. BM6650_BM6350 (LGA1155) 29 °C

Graphics
S27E510 (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA) 40 °C

Storage
238GB SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series ATA Device (SATA (SSD)) 26 °C
465GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB ATA Device (SATA (SSD)) 28 °C
930GB Microsoft Storage Space Device (TMax (SSD))
931GB Western Digital WD My Passport 25E1 USB Device (USB (SATA) ) 28 °C
60GB Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device (USB )
 
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Apologies I have formatted the post as described in the sticky of the forum.

Budget Range: $700-900
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $882.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-16 09:45 EDT-0400

This would assume you are reusing your case & SSDs. One thing to note is that finding good, high quality PSUs, that are in stock is like finding a unicorn right now. The one linked here is usually shipped in 5-15 days. That is better than most that are 2-3 weeks or more.

If you can go for this instead I think it is better in the long run.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $937.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-16 09:47 EDT-0400

The motherboard is the newest chipset and has PCIe 4.0 support for SSD. The higher speed SSD could help as a project drive in the future. Also it supports up to 128GB RAM instead of 64GB.
 
My video editing setup has kind of been crippled lately (stupid Adobe suite and it's endless updating) -_- Essentially what I was thinking was I could simply upgrade the motherboard/memory. However, @USAFRet helped me see it's likely going to involve CPU, PSU, GPU in addition to Motherboard & RAM. :( He pointed me to this forum.

I'd like to keep this build as affordable as possible, but it's very important that I can adequately edit 4k footage for work.
(I'm a media producer by profession, I don't game on my PC)

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

My current system specs are as follows:

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

CPU
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz 36 °C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM
32.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)

Motherboard
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. BM6650_BM6350 (LGA1155) 29 °C

Graphics
S27E510 (1920x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA) 40 °C

Storage
238GB SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series ATA Device (SATA (SSD)) 26 °C
465GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB ATA Device (SATA (SSD)) 28 °C
930GB Microsoft Storage Space Device (TMax (SSD))
931GB Western Digital WD My Passport 25E1 USB Device (USB (SATA) ) 28 °C
60GB Generic STORAGE DEVICE USB Device (USB )
What is the budget that you have for this upgrade?
 
Apologies I have formatted the post as described in the sticky of the forum.

Budget Range: $700-900
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $882.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-16 09:45 EDT-0400

This would assume you are reusing your case & SSDs. One thing to note is that finding good, high quality PSUs, that are in stock is like finding a unicorn right now. The one linked here is usually shipped in 5-15 days. That is better than most that are 2-3 weeks or more.

If you can go for this instead I think it is better in the long run.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $937.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-16 09:47 EDT-0400

The motherboard is the newest chipset and has PCIe 4.0 support for SSD. The higher speed SSD could help as a project drive in the future. Also it supports up to 128GB RAM instead of 64GB.
 

Clayton Moneymaker

Honorable
Jan 31, 2015
26
0
10,530
0
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $882.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-16 09:45 EDT-0400

This would assume you are reusing your case & SSDs. One thing to note is that finding good, high quality PSUs, that are in stock is like finding a unicorn right now. The one linked here is usually shipped in 5-15 days. That is better than most that are 2-3 weeks or more.

If you can go for this instead I think it is better in the long run.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($127.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $937.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-16 09:47 EDT-0400

The motherboard is the newest chipset and has PCIe 4.0 support for SSD. The higher speed SSD could help as a project drive in the future. Also it supports up to 128GB RAM instead of 64GB.
Thank you very much! I do plan on reusing the case and SSD's as the storage devices are newish. (I purchased them late last year.) My biggest concern upgrading has been compatibility and the new components fitting the case.

Would those motherboards fit inside the CM Storm Trooper Stryker case? :/ I've been told it requires a Micro ATX. Forgive me, when it comes to operating these systems I'm a beast, not so much on the hardware end. Lol
 
Thank you very much! I do plan on reusing the case and SSD's as the storage devices are newish. (I purchased them late last year.) My biggest concern upgrading has been compatibility and the new components fitting the case.

Would those motherboards fit inside the CM Storm Trooper Stryker case? :/ I've been told it requires a Micro ATX. Forgive me, when it comes to operating these systems I'm a beast, not so much on the hardware end. Lol
If this is the case http://us.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/case/storm-case/stryker.html then a full ATX will fit just fine.
 
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