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Build Advice new PC Build for Video Editing, Colorist Work, Gaming

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Hi all,

So my school loaned me a pretty solid 2013 trashcan mac pro because of quarantine but I have to return it monday and I can't go back to my Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop, which chokes on applesauce with Premiere Pro and Da Vinci Resolve. I'm looking to build something of a little beast that will have virtually no performance issues working with 4k footage in resolve, which is pretty video-card heavy. I'd like to play some games too but I'm not trying squeeze every ounce of gaming out of the thing or overclock at the moment.

I also plan to get a larger HDD, a blu ray drive, and a better monitor down the line, just trying to get up and running right now and start pulling the trigger within the week. Please let me know if there is any glaring overkill/bottlenecks/otherwise switches I should make.

I was pretty much all ready to go, and then as I was making this post realized I'm getting an NVIDIA card with a Crossfire capable Motherboard...... should I switch to an SLI capable motherboard in case I wanna do that in the future, or should I not bother? is SLI/Crossfire going to make that much of a difference in da vinci resolve down the line?

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/dg96zN

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($417.08 @ B&H)

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($139.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.95 @ Amazon)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Best Buy)

Case: be quiet! Pure Base 600 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ B&H)

Power Supply: EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($116.98 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($339.89 @ Amazon)

Total: $1983.84


thank you
 
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Don't really know Davinci Resolve so have to go on this,
Recommended PC Hardware for DaVinci Resolve - Puget Systems
has something to say about multiple gpu as well, call it that since sli/crossfire don't really come into play, seem the program can use more gpu's, but no bridges necessary.
Looking at this is an AMD gpu also a good option when looking at budget more "budget" gpu's,

Something i looked at,

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($417.08 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($71.45 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 PE 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan ($10.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: ARCTIC P14 PWM 72.8 CFM 140 mm Fan ($10.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor ($343.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1933.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-21 08:28 EDT-0400


The gpu could also be the one you chose of course.

Think the faster ram with lower latencies is worth the extra money.

Added the two 14cm fans to go into the front so that the one there could be moved to the top for better airflow. Changed case btw.

The Samsung evo ssd's are nice,but price performance doesn't seem to be great. That choice is up to you again as is every change made..

Wonder if you really need the 3900X,
DaVinci Resolve Studio CPU Roundup: AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen, AMD Threadripper 2, Intel 9th Gen, Intel X-series
the 3700X seems to do pretty well, but the 3900X might be a good choice for a longer time. The price difference though could be an upgrade in gpu.
 
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