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Editing PC (Better GPU or Better CPU)?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): £1000

Country: UK

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Video Editing

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): 

 

Hey, so I'm putting together a PC for a friend for video editing. Its a Ryzen based build but I need to decide whether I use a Ryzen 7 3700x w/ GTX 1660 Super or a Ryzen 7 2700x w/ RTX 2060 or even save a bit of money and go for the 2700x and 1660?

 

Here's the Partpicker list, let me know if you think I should change anything else as well? 

 

Many thanks, 

Lewis :)

 

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Which software will you use?

Some do benefit from faster cores (on the Zen 2 chip)

 

That said... Can you wait a month? New ryzen CPUs are to be released/announced, same with new GPUs.

Prices are very likely to drop down. Even more so on the used market from people upgrading their Zen2 rig to Zen3. You could snag a 3700x for cheap then.

 

That said, the 3700x+2060 would likely be best.

(oh and you can save on the OS, just get a cheap key on Ebay or something, it's literally like 5$. If you have a Windows 7 key or Windows 8 key, you can still use those to activate Windows 10, too)


CPU: AMD Ryzen 3600 / GPU: Radeon HD7970 GHz 3GB(upgrade pending) / RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB DDR4-3200
MOBO: MSI B450m Gaming Plus / NVME: Corsair MP510 240GB / Case: TT Core v21 / PSU: Seasonic 750W / OS: Win 10 Pro

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, TetraSky said:

Which software will you use?

Some do benefit from faster cores (on the Zen 2 chip)

 

That said... Can you wait a month? New ryzen CPUs are to be released/announced, same with new GPUs.

Prices are very likely to drop down. Even more so on the used market from people upgrading their Zen2 rig to Zen3. You could snag a 3700x for cheap then.

The PC isn't for me so I will definitely mention that to him. I'm guessing he's using premiere pro but will double check

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looks ok, keep in mind that you can use windows 10 without a license which will just put a little watermark in the corner of your screen. for the ssd, a western digital sn750 would be a cheaper and similarly effective choice. chances are that youll want a bit more gpu power, an evga 2060 ko would be the best bang for the buck due to its compute performance being in league of 2070s.


topics i need help on:

Spoiler

 

 

my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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Is waiting a month or so for zen 3/ ryzen 4000/ryzen 5000 a option?


I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.

 

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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