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Building a PC for the Family. video editing, gaming and content creator minded.

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

1st off hey guys and THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! I would like to start ordering these pieces as soon as possible as am excited put together this rig before Christmas.

I've never done any homework when it comes to buying a computer or laptop unfortunately, but this changes today . As a first-time dad I'm trying to set up a PC that is future-proof in the sense that it will stand a better test of time I understand you can't future-proof really anything CPU. A PC that can handle the many usages computers use right now like streaming, content creating and some entry level gaming I will need the system to be able to do video editing 1st as I will use DaVinci Resolve even though I'm not familiar with this system I'm told it needs a very good graphic card.

I tend to overthink things and because of this I probably watched about 10 hours of other people's videos and been a lot of forums like this. I have not ordered any parts yet. So here's the build. Also some other pieces I had in mind almost like runner ups. 


AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor *the 9 3900 or 3950x cost too much for me and not focused on gaming so no need for the 5 3600


Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard or Asus GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card


G. Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory


Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ( I went with this over the Samsung to save money as I heard that this will work as well. I will have my operating system only on this.)


Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ( I plan on doing video editing in HD hopefully 4K . so I believe I needed the rpms I will store my files or Raw videos here and on 2 external hard drives)


Kingston A 400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive


EVGA 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular


Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 (w/o ODD) ATX Mid Tower Case ( I heard it has good room to build in with good airflow and all pcs will fit in harmony lol. I'm hoping not to buy any radiator or liquid cooling. I don't think these elements would cause a heating problem so I'll just be using the stock cooler. I just need a worry free tower.


I would like to think at some point my little one will need the computer to play games and do homework. My wife would only surf the net. I would like to be able to do video editing as a hobby for YouTube without waiting 8 hours to export lol.

I'm hoping someone else is going through the same thing or something very similar that's why I gave so much information. It would be great for someone else to see this and find exactly what they're looking for as well.


So again thank you.

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Changed the motherbaord from garbage to pretty good one, with rgb of course.

Changed the ram to lot cooler.

Changed the gpu to 5700 xt since its faster than rtx 2070.

Changed the psu to better model.


Happy holidays!

|Ryzen 7 3700x || Asus strix 5700 XT || Asus strix x570-E || G.skill tridentZ Neo 32gb 3666mhz cl16-19-19-19-39 || cooler master ml360 RGB AIO || Kolink Horizon RGB || Thermaltake grand rgb 750w 80+gold psu || samsung 250 gb ssd || toshiba 5400rpm 1tb hdd || HyperX cloud alpha || Corsair k55 || Asus gladius 2 origin gaming mouse || Monitor 1 Asus 1080p 144hz || Monitor 2 AOC 1080p 75hz ||   QUOTE ME, FOR ANSWER.       USA partpicker lists for different budgets:Partpicker (1).pdf


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Ok.  That was long.  I may miss some bits.


-Youre using a 2xxx processor not a 3xxx processor so any b450 will work for you.  The max thing doesn’t matter for you. An x470 has the sole advantage here that it can run 2 nvme cards so you could raid0 them to make them even faster if it became necessary.  Atm even 1nvme is so fast it has little advantage over sata6


-You may not need 3600mhz memory.

Fast memory is not as important for 2xxx CPUs as it is for 3xxx CPUs so there is potential money to be saved there.  Fast memory would help with a later am4 cpu upgrade, but its more likely that by the time you upgrade again it won’t be to am4 and that memory may be useless because it’s ddr4.


-video card: no opinion.

 Video cards are iffy atm.  I went with the cheapest thing that would run stuff with the assumption that I would have to change it again when the new game consoles came out, which is very shortly.  There is an argument for the AMD card, but you may need the Nvidia for its studio drivers which help with video.


PSU: no opinion

I don’t know from PSUs.  There’s a tier list thread in the PSU section here that may help.  

PSUs apparently vary wildly in quality, and apparently it has to do with which protections they have and how they are implemented.  I do not understand.  I only listen.


-case: no opinion

All I can say is a case you get will need to fit an atx motherboard and have enough length to fit your video card.  Many cases require fans also be purchased.  Fans and fan quality is a whole other thing.  Sleeve bearing fans tend to wear out quicker than other types.


Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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According to Passmark benchmark, Ryzen 3600 is faster than 2700x, so you may want to switch that up. Along with the x570 board, those gaming labeled board is about the same price so it doesn't matter which one you choose.


The ripjaw ram is good choice with good price, it was like $110 during Black Friday.


Your 1TB NVME ssd is more than enough to store all you programs and system, so don't waste your money on that extra sata ssd. However, you do need one to store your games, something like 1TB should do.


The 1TB HDD is definitely not enough to store 4k footages, I'll go with 4TB at least.


The RTX 2070 is an overkill, the RTX 1660 is enough for video decoding and encoding as they use the same chipset


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ok, so, a beast of pc i very easy to build haahah, but jokes aside, just put in top of the tech tree.

My suggestions:

3950X - cpu

570X ASUS PRIME - mobo

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3200Mhz DIMM CAS 16 F4-3200C16D-32GTZR - ram

2060S - GPU

This should be enough for raw power of pc, look up here what others suggest you for psu, storage etc...



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