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Budget (including currency): $3500 USD

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: I am a video editor and audio producer for a living. I need a rig that can easily handle editing 2k video footage at minimum, and that won't start chugging on me when I'm working with a lot of layers. I heavily use Adobe Premiere and Adobe Audition for work. I will also be gaming on this rig, and it would be great to be able to play the latest games at great performance & quality. 

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): Lots of hard drive space is important, and I'd really like to run a high-capacity SSD as the boot drive. I'm going to be buying soon - within the next week or two ideally. I plan to run three monitors. 

 

This will be my first-ever build, so I'm a little nervous. I've been watching LTT for a while now and I feel like this is my best path forward for my work. Thanks in advance!

 

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would recommend waiting for newer hardware

G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

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i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

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Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

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Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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9 minutes ago, Oswin said:

would recommend waiting for newer hardware

Unfortunately I can't wait too long, as my work is getting too taxing on my current rig and I need to be able to keep up with client requests. Is there a particular component you would recommend waiting for?

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Just now, BigShizzle said:

Unfortunately I can't wait too long, as my work is getting too taxing on my current rig and I need to be able to keep up with client requests. Is there a particular component you would recommend waiting for?

new ryzen 4000 series cpus and rtx 3000 series graphics should be announced in december

 

will see what i can come up with

G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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3 minutes ago, Oswin said:

new ryzen 4000 series cpus and rtx 3000 series graphics should be announced in december

 

will see what i can come up with

Thanks so much for your help!

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Went with "just" a 2070 Super since it sounded like gaming's more of an afterthought.

With this budget you could probably fit a Threadripper in there, just wasn't sure whether you needed that much multi-threaded power. If you do though, you'd probably be looking at a 3960X and a $500ish TRX40 board, like a Gigabyte Aorus Maste for example. You'll also be looking at bumping up the power supply if you go that route.

Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 2x16GB 3200MHz CL14-14-14-34 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13"  --  i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe | macOS Big Sur

Peripherals: Leopold FC660C w/ Topre Silent 45g | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

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Just now, Mateyyy said:

Went with "just" a 2070 Super since it sounded like gaming's more of an afterthought.

With this budget you could probably fit a Threadripper in there, just wasn't sure whether you needed that much multi-threaded power. If you do though, you'd probably be looking at a 3960X and a $500ish TRX40 board, like a Gigabyte Aorus Maste for example. You'll also be looking at bumping up the power supply if you go that route.

Thanks for the tips! I'll definitely start digging into this. 

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G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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9 minutes ago, BigShizzle said:

Thank you so much for digging into this! I'll study this list for sure. 

someone would probably make a better list, i am not too farmiliar with higher end hardware :)

G502 Lightspeed Review

PC:

Spoiler

i5-6400

GIGABYTE GA-H110M-DS2

CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 2X4 DDR4-2666MHz

ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX 1060-O6G

SEAGATE 2TB HDD

FUJISTU F300 240GB SSD

CORSAIR CX750M

Laptop:

Spoiler

Acer Nitro 5
i5 8300h
GTX 1050 4Gb
12 Gb RAM

128 Gb SSD

1 Tb HDD

Peripherals:

Spoiler

Keyboard:

Logitech G310 Atlas Dawn (Romer G)

Rexus Legionare MX5.1 (Content Browns)

Mice:

Logitech G602

Logitech G502 Lightspeed
Steelseries Rival 105

Logitech M330

Headset:

Logitech G430 
Cooler Master MH 752

 

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