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New PC for Gaming and Video Editing

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello

 

I'm looking at buying a new computer and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions for me.

 

I need to do some video editing on Adobe After Effects and some light recreational gaming. Any feedback appreciated!

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/3rzqGG

 

PS: Am looking to save money if I can but can ultimately spend more if the upgrade is worth the $.

 

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8 minutes ago, Nalvexxx said:

PS: Am looking to save money if I can but can ultimately spend more if the upgrade is worth the $.

 

 


CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 4ghz @ 1.35v  CPU Cooler: Mugen 5 Rev b  Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon  GPU: Zotac RTX 2060 +150/+1000 Memory: 16GB Viper 4 @ 3200 CL14 Samsung B-die  Storage: 1TB Patriot VPN100 NVMe; 500GB 860evo; 128gb 840pro CaseCooler Master Q500L  PSU: CX750M V2 Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Other: 6 Corsair LL Fans; 2 aRGB Strips

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16 minutes ago, Nalvexxx said:

Hello

 

I'm looking at buying a new computer and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions for me.

 

I need to do some video editing on Adobe After Effects and some light recreational gaming. Any feedback appreciated!

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/3rzqGG

 

PS: Am looking to save money if I can but can ultimately spend more if the upgrade is worth the $.

 

Whats your budget?

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9 minutes ago, Nalvexxx said:

Thanks fluxdeity. do you have a team blue recommendation?

red team is better for value, though I'm pretty sure intel is favored by adobe because adobe likes higher clock speed for render times (at least in premiere pro, not entirely sure if adobe after effects is the same results).


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  PCs and other things:

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Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

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New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-8086k [✓]

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

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Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 10 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Spin 512

 

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CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 4ghz @ 1.35v  CPU Cooler: Mugen 5 Rev b  Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon  GPU: Zotac RTX 2060 +150/+1000 Memory: 16GB Viper 4 @ 3200 CL14 Samsung B-die  Storage: 1TB Patriot VPN100 NVMe; 500GB 860evo; 128gb 840pro CaseCooler Master Q500L  PSU: CX750M V2 Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Other: 6 Corsair LL Fans; 2 aRGB Strips

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, fluxdeity said:

ah okay. how does the 660p compare to the WD drive I originally had or something like the 970 Evo? Will I notice a difference in performance? Am asking because that's so cheap for 1TB

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Just now, Nalvexxx said:

ah okay. how does the 660p compare to the WD drive I originally had or something like the 970 Evo? Will I notice a difference in performance? Am asking because that's so cheap for 1TB

The 660p drive is perfectly fine, especially since your prices are different that US. It won't be as fast as the 970 Evo but it doesn't cost nearly as much either. It will be faster than the Western Digital drive you chose. 


CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 4ghz @ 1.35v  CPU Cooler: Mugen 5 Rev b  Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon  GPU: Zotac RTX 2060 +150/+1000 Memory: 16GB Viper 4 @ 3200 CL14 Samsung B-die  Storage: 1TB Patriot VPN100 NVMe; 500GB 860evo; 128gb 840pro CaseCooler Master Q500L  PSU: CX750M V2 Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Other: 6 Corsair LL Fans; 2 aRGB Strips

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16 hours ago, Nalvexxx said:

Hello

 

I'm looking at buying a new computer and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions for me.

 

I need to do some video editing on Adobe After Effects and some light recreational gaming. Any feedback appreciated!

 

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/3rzqGG 

 

PS: Am looking to save money if I can but can ultimately spend more if the upgrade is worth the $.

 

You put together a fairly high end system, so I tried to respect that with my build. I made some side grades and some upgrades and managed to lower the price a little.

You really should have two forms of storage, one for the C-drive and one for data (documents, videos, etc.) If the C-drive gets corrupted, you can reformat it without losing your data. The U12s may have been OK, but if you want to overclock I know the U14s will be adequate. The Asus Prime A would be a side grade, I think. The G-Skill memory is fine. No difference in use. I upgraded your GPU to the EVGA Ultra. The Ultra is their higher end cards, quiet and with a good heatsink. EVGA is supposed to have some of the best customer service of the GPU manufacturers. I upgraded your case to the Corsair 275R with tempered glass- it wasn't much more. I was conflicted with the PSU. You don't need 650 watts, The BitFenix is equal to the RMx, but is not modular. You're saving some money here. It you want a cheaper system, there are a lot of areas where you can save money, but I tried to maintain the quality of components that you started with.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

 

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  (Newegg Combo $705.68)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (Newegg Combo $0.00)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($173.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($79.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($304.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($83.99 @ Powertop)
Power Supply: BitFenix - Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($80.90 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace)
Total: $1568.99


Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-11 14:32 EDT-0400

 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails?ItemList=Combo.3889951

 

Here Noctua shows the U12s as having medium overclocking headroom when used on the 8700K.

 

https://noctua.at/en/products/cpu-cooler-retail/nh-u12s/cpucomp#socket_4289_manuf_39_cpu_7945

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16 hours ago, fluxdeity said:

The 660p drive is perfectly fine, especially since your prices are different that US. It won't be as fast as the 970 Evo but it doesn't cost nearly as much either. It will be faster than the Western Digital drive you chose. 

I believe WD Black NVMe drives are faster than same size Intel 660p.


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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Since you are only recreational gamer and more adobe ae user, i would suggest to go for more core CPU, IE ryzen 2700x/3700x/3800x. Its for the same price as 8700K and it will be better for threaded use, even 2700x is better than 8700K for that. 

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5 hours ago, Whalelicker said:

Since you are only recreational gamer and more adobe ae user, i would suggest to go for more core CPU, IE ryzen 2700x/3700x/3800x. Its for the same price as 8700K and it will be better for threaded use, even 2700x is better than 8700K for that. 

I would stick with Intel for Premier Pro.

 
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According to Puget Systems the 2700X has slightly better performance than the i7-8700k, https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2018-Core-i7-9700K-i9-9900K-Performance-1254/https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2019-CPU-Roundup-Intel-vs-AMD-vs-Mac-1320/

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($399.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler  ($79.95 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($154.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($214.99 @ Memory Express) 
Storage: Western Digital - SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($124.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB OC Video Card  ($297.75 @ Vuugo) 
Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Total: $1471.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-11 16:41 EDT-0400


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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1 minute ago, brob said:

According to Puget Systems the 2700X has slightly better performance than the i7-8700k, https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2018-Core-i7-9700K-i9-9900K-Performance-1254/https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2019-CPU-Roundup-Intel-vs-AMD-vs-Mac-1320/

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($399.00 @ Mike's Computer Shop) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler  ($79.95 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($154.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($214.99 @ Memory Express) 
Storage: Western Digital - SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($124.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB OC Video Card  ($297.75 @ Vuugo) 
Case: Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Amazon Canada) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada) 
Total: $1471.65
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Also, 2700x really costs 399 CAD?!

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The AMD chips can be buggy with Premier Pro and possibly After Effects too. I do think you need a fast NVMe drove (not dramless) for the editing drive so I changed the build. The Intel is for the C-drive.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($705.68)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($0.00)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($173.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital - Black NVMe 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($79.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($304.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($83.99 @ Powertop)
Power Supply: BitFenix - Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($80.90 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace)
Total: $1633.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-11 17:22 EDT-0400

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32 minutes ago, Bearmann said:

The AMD chips can be buggy with Premier Pro and possibly After Effects too. ...

What is the basis for this claim?


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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34 minutes ago, Bearmann said:

The AMD chips can be buggy with Premier Pro and possibly After Effects too. I do think you need a fast NVMe drove (not dramless) for the editing drive so I changed the build. The Intel is for the C-drive.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($705.68)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($0.00)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($173.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital - Black NVMe 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($79.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($304.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($83.99 @ Powertop)
Power Supply: BitFenix - Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($80.90 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace)
Total: $1633.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-11 17:22 EDT-0400

That cpu/board combo is awful value for money. The 8700k is $478 on it's own which makes that board $226. You can get a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite for $235. Even the entry level Z390 UD is a better option at $169.


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2 hours ago, brob said:

What is the basis for this claim?

See the youtube links in my previous post.

2 hours ago, lee32uk said:

That cpu/board combo is awful value for money. The 8700k is $478 on it's own which makes that board $226. You can get a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite for $235. Even the entry level Z390 UD is a better option at $169.

You're absolutely right! Something weird happened. It was priced around the $630's but the price must have changed while I was working with it and I didn't catch it. You had to add it to your cart to see the combo price. I'll have to re-work it.

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I can't believe that promotion fizzled out, but maybe something new will come tomorrow. Anyway, here's a nice build with  an upgrade to the 9700K. Seemed like it was worth the extra $26, but if you would rather have the savings, just substitute the 8700K.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

 

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($504.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($189.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($173.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital - Black NVMe 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($114.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($79.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card  ($304.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($83.99 @ Powertop)
Power Supply: BitFenix - Formula Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($80.90 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace)
Total: $1623.29


Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-11 21:23 EDT-0400

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11 minutes ago, jerubedo said:

Nice build, but I would split that Intel up into two 500 GB drives.

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5 hours ago, brob said:

I believe WD Black NVMe drives are faster than same size Intel 660p.

Didn't see he linked the SN750, thought it was the blue m.2


CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 4ghz @ 1.35v  CPU Cooler: Mugen 5 Rev b  Motherboard: MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon  GPU: Zotac RTX 2060 +150/+1000 Memory: 16GB Viper 4 @ 3200 CL14 Samsung B-die  Storage: 1TB Patriot VPN100 NVMe; 500GB 860evo; 128gb 840pro CaseCooler Master Q500L  PSU: CX750M V2 Operating System: Windows 10 Pro Other: 6 Corsair LL Fans; 2 aRGB Strips

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2 minutes ago, Nalvexxx said:

thanks so much everyone! lots of decisions to make. it looks like everyone loves the gskill aegis 3000 mhz a lot.

 

only issue is that its not a supported/preferred RAM module on my motherboard's support list (Gigabyte Z390 UD):

 

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-UD-rev-10#support-doc

 

is this an issue?

Nope, it won't be an issue. I've used that exact RAM kit on the UD before and it runs its rated speeds without any issues.

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