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    20_below got a reaction from OOskars in Adobe Premiere video editing build   
    I have this same RAM kit. Excellent kit for the price and provides great value when using motion graphics.
    This drive might struggle with your 4k footage from the Canon. Are you going to be using proxies? I had to move away from a mechanical drive recently as it just could not handle our GH5's 4k footage. If you could find some more money in your build to get a 1TB SSD you would benefit greatly from it. I think the Crucial MX500's 1TB drives are only $50 more. 
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    20_below got a reaction from Bombastinator in I have purchased and exchanged 8 monitors this year, all had dead pixels out of the box. Is this normal or just rotten luck?   
    I am actually going to send this monitor directly into Samsung to have them repair it. Figured instead of doing the lottery every time at Best Buy that I should just send it i and wait a few weeks for them to repair the screen. I got nothing left to lose at this point.
    But seriously, I cannot believe that quality control has gone down this much. I know it's the holidays coming up so they are trying to push out as many units to stores as possible, but to encounter 9 straight dead pixels from different brands and models from two entirely different stores (one store being two separate locations) is absurd. 
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    20_below got a reaction from Thready in Best online backup?   
    Might be a little unorthodox, but have you considered Google One? I pay $9.99 a month for 2TB of online storage. Whenever I need to back anything up or just archive photos I dump them into my Google One account. 
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    20_below got a reaction from prince10bee in Help with first PC build for video production   
    I think you could save some money on the motherboard and case fans, that should give you some extra room in your budget to play around with. The PSU you picked is absolute overkill as well. You do not need 750W PSU if your output is going to be 400W estimated. I took your build and made some tweaks to it:
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($326.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Motherboard: MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ Amazon) 
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
    Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($64.50 @ Adorama) 
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
    Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X Video Card  ($409.99 @ B&H) 
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($81.98 @ Newegg) 
    Total: $1213.43
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-25 15:51 EST-0500
    The SSD will be your systems and applications drive while the HDD will be your main footage/editing drive. The 7200rpm drive should be able to handle the footage (unless you are working off of high end cinema cams). We edit 10bit 422 GH5 footage on 7200rpm drives and haven't found any issues with it.
    If you want something faster, then I would take out the HDD, get a bigger SSD and get an external RAID 0 drive like this:
    Hope this helps!
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    20_below got a reaction from maartendc in Best 27", 1440P, 120/144Hz, non-curved, GOOD COLOR ACCURACY monitor under $500?   
    I second this. I just recently bought this monitor on sale at Microcenter and I can't believe how solid of a monitor it is. Going to pick up a 2nd one very soon.
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    20_below got a reaction from Schnoz in Worst Tech mistake you have ever made?   
    When I built my very first PC in college, I was doing an all-nighter to get the build done and was extremely sleep deprived. I ended up screwing the motherboard directly into the case and couldn't for the life of me figure out why the PC wasn't turning on when I put everything together. I looked down and noticed four screws laying around, and quickly realized that I didn't install the standoff screws for the motherboard. To this day that was the dumbest mistake I've ever made.