Question Upgrade? or not

jakeglaviano

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My system is
CPU - 6700k
Cooling - H150i
Mem - 32gb of ddr4 3000 tridantz 2x16
GPU - rtx 2070
Mobo - Gigabyte gaming g1
Storage -
ADATA 256 ssd
WD blue 3 tb
Toshiba 2tb

I am a colorist mostly use 8k R3D raw files or 4k log. My system runs all footage pretty well just have to wait a bit for a quick render of the time line and I can play back, but I wanna play back in real time with also no spending to much. (I know how that sounds)
I was thinking I could go AMD with 2700x itll 2x my core count and I feel like that should be good. (but maybe not enough?) with that said ill need a new cooler, Mobo and obviously the CPU. This is what I was thinking.

CPU - AMD 2700x $310
Mobo - Asus x470 pro $164
Cooler - H150i $159

I would also like to 2x my Mem to bring it to 64 so add another $220
total $853

My other thought was to stay intel and go
CPU - 9700k $420
Mobo - Asus prime z390 $190
Cooler - Keep the one I have
Mem - $220
Total $830

Or should I just go 1st gen thread ripper with a cheaper cooler in price like a noctua
Cpu - 1950x $590
Mobo - Asrock Phantom $250
Cooler - Noctua $80
Mem - $220
total $1140

Any other builds are welcome. aswell as anyother fixes that anyone can think of to make it run faster.
 

PdxPetmonster

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Either scenario should work well. The one advantage Ryzen has is that there'll be at least
another couple generations of CPU's that'll be supported by that motherboard with only a bios update. So Zen 2, Zen 2+, and maybe even Zen 3 could work on that one board alone. When you figure the cost of 2-3 future motherboards, the value really starts to shine.

Intel is pretty notorious at requiring a new motherboard every gen, or every other gen. I personally stay away as I'm not a fan of their business practices, but that's just me. AMD is just a better value for what I do, which is mainly games, and video editing.

Threadripper would be good as well, but like Intel, I believe they need a new motherboard from gen to gen, however I'm not completely certain off the top of my head.
 

jakeglaviano

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Either scenario should work well. The one advantage Ryzen has is that there'll be at least
another couple generations of CPU's that'll be supported by that motherboard with only a bios update. So Zen 2, Zen 2+, and maybe even Zen 3 could work on that one board alone. When you figure the cost of 2-3 future motherboards, the value really starts to shine.

Intel is pretty notorious at requiring a new motherboard every gen, or every other gen. I personally stay away as I'm not a fan of their business practices, but that's just me. AMD is just a better value for what I do, which is mainly games, and video editing.

Threadripper would be good as well, but like Intel, I believe they need a new motherboard from gen to gen, however I'm not completely certain off the top of my head.
my only thought is would 8 cores be enough to have a big difference from what I have ( ik now it sounds dumb) but is It actually worth it to spend 800 to get the performance I would be getting
 

PdxPetmonster

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That's entirely a decision you'd need to make. I can tell you, as I have a 2700X, that multithreaded applications run amazingly with this cpu. I've been ripping and re-encoding all of the DVD's in my collection to a dedicated Plex server I set up out of spare parts, and the encodes go fairly quick, far quicker than my workstation with a 7700k in it. To me, it's a no brainer. If you plan on doing anything that can take advantage of all those cores, that 800 should be, in my opinion, well spent. And don't forget, 8 physical cores, 16 logical cores, so if you go into task manager, your OS will see a 16 core cpu. That's massive.
 

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