Question Question for Ryzen 5 Video Editing Build


May 17, 2017
Hi all,
My current config is listed below

Motherboard: Asus Hero 7
CPU: Core i5 6600k
CPU Cooling: Corsair (CW-9060020-WW) Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler
PSU: Corsair (CP-9020084-UK) RMi Series RM1000i ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80 PLUS Gold 1000W Power Supply Unit UK
RAM: 2 x 8 GB Corsair CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 Vengeance LPX 16 GB DDR4 2400 MHz
GPU: 1070 Asus GTX 1070
Storage: 1 TB Wester Green for storage, 1 x Samsung Evo 850 500 GB Evo as primary OS & app drive, 1x 120 GB scratch disk.

My build is aimed at 1080 video editing as well as some minor 4k and a little bit of gaming.

As my motherboard PCI Lanes got damaged I was no longer able to use my GPU, also rendering was getting quite slow with this machine so I have decided to upgrade my system to a ryzen 5 3600 build.

I am going to reuse the cooling, GPU and Storage, case. My goal is to use the 3600 for about 1-2 years and then upgrade to the 3900x.

I have selected the below config and have some questions to ask.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $185.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard | $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $109.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $425.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 10:16 EST-0500 |

PCPartPicker Part List

Motherboard | MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard | $114.99 @ B&H
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $114.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 10:17 EST-0500 |

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $169.99 @ Corsair
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $169.99
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 10:19 EST-0500 |

1) For the motherboard I was curious which one is a better option considering that I will want to upgrade to a 3900x in the future? the MSI b450 Tomahawk Max or the MSI B450 Carbon Gaming AC ?

2) The next question is with regards to RAM, Ryzen loves good ram so i was looking at 32 gb at 3200 and then overlock it a little bit . The one in question had was the corsair vengeance ... is that a good choice or do we have another alternative that is a good speedy ram possible a little bit higher than 3200 mhz.

3) for Storage I was thinking of getting another SSD Samsung evo 1 TB or an NVME drive . BUt i am not sure if there is actual a need for this. I am not doing any major hyper demanding video editing but wanted to know from the people in here if there is a significant jump or not?

Please note that I am located in Ireland so I can buy from Ebay or

Any questions please let me know and appreciate your time !


Sep 25, 2019
If you plan to upgrade CPU, especially to a 3900X, I wouldn't go with a b450 motherboard. The VRM's don't support the power demands efficiently. Though I'm sure in 1-2 years time the prices for the x570 boards will drop so you don't have to fully concern yourself now.

The RAM is fine, the same one I have actually with my 3900X.

For the storage, an SSD is more than enough read/write speed for video editing. An NVMe would be quicker but only by like a few seconds varying on the size of the recordings. But then again larger NVMe sticks cost a lot of money. I'd stick with a 4TB HDD in the end. Better for long term storage and continuous writing.
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