Build Advice New build for image editing / video cutting and gaming

Sep 14, 2020
Hey community,

my current system did a good job for the last years and it's time to replace it (i7 3770K / 32 gig memory / GTX 980 Ti).
I'm happy with gaming for 1080p but I feel the bottleneck at my daily work
I'm working as a professional photographer, so I spend much time in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture One Pro and sometimes in Adobe Premiere and After Effects.

My budget: 2500-3000 EUR / 3000-3500 USD (just for the hardware components and the case. Monitor has an additional budget, mouse and keyboard will be used furthermore)

So, my priority is:

Work 70% / Gaming 30%

Definitely used components:

NVIDIA RTX 3090 (because of the amount of video memory for my work)
At least 64 gig of memory (also for my work).

Currently I'm not sure if I should go with Intel or AMD.
And if Intel, should I use the new i9 10900K (more cores and threads) or "just" the i9 9900K.
Or does it make more sense to use one of the current AMDs?

I don't need any RGB flashing lightning atomic buster components. The system just has to deliver power and don't has to look like a christmas tree and will be build in a minimalistic black big tower case.
The mainboard should have enough (future proof) features so far.

Because this beast isn't used just for work, It should have enough power for gaming with 4K and 120 or 144hz for games like CoD, Battlefield.

Thanks for any hint and tip and please excuse my bad English. ;-)

Stay healthy!

This would be a pretty fast system for anything.
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor (€398.89 @ Mindfactory)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 72.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (€88.50 @ Computeruniverse)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ULTRA ATX AM4 Motherboard (€259.70 @ Mindfactory)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (€249.54 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€70.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€349.90 @ Alza)
Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (€88.60 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Fractal Design Define 7 Compact ATX Mid Tower Case (€108.70 @ Computeruniverse)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 860 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (€129.71 @ Computeruniverse)
Total: €1744.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-14 20:08 CEST+0200

However, we are only about a month away from learning about the Zen 3 CPUs so I would wait for those to be released and then decide on what you want for a CPU.