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Hey everyone! I am a freelance videographer and am in need of a serious PC upgrade. I built my current machine back in 2013 and it hasn't received too much of an upgrade since. I can edit 1080p footage just fine but 4K is basically out of the picture. I can't even scrub though a single file in Premiere Pro without it lagging and skipping frames. I'd love some help putting together the best editing focused rig possible. Here's what I'm looking for:

 

OS - Windows 10

CPU - Probably AMD (just whatever is going to give me the best performance)

RAM - 32GB minimum 

GPU - I own a GTX 1060 but I assume I'll need something better

Boot Drive - NVME 

Case - NZXT H500

- 2 USB-C 10Gbps ports if possible 

- WiFi and Bluetooth if possible (not a necessity) 

- Fast file transfers and fast Premiere Pro timeline performance are the two biggest goals for this PC. I'm constantly moving large amounts of footage between hard drives and on/off my NAS so I need those fast transfers. And obviously I spend most of my time editing so I need Premiere to handle 4K workflows like a champ.

 

I would love to build something for around $1,000 but I also want this to rig to last me awhile and be good at it's job so I'm okay going higher if needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Budget (including currency): Under $2,000

Country: United States

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Editing 1080p and 4K footage primarily in the Adobe Suite.

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): I plan to use the NZXT H500 case

 

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1 minute ago, ThatDiabeticGuy said:

NZXT H500

I'd suggest switching out the case, it is severely restricted in airflow.

 

A Meshify C or a P300a Mesh would be a better choice.

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2 minutes ago, gloop said:

I'd suggest switching out the case, it is severely restricted in airflow.

 

A Meshify C or a P300a Mesh would be a better choice.

Awesome! Thank you!

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1 minute ago, ThatDiabeticGuy said:

Awesome! Thank you!

imo i'd stick with the case and deal with the airflow to be able to get a little better performance with the budget

CPU: AMD 3600X

GPU: Nvidia 3070 (planned)

motherboard: MSI B500-A PRO

memory: G Skill Ripjaws V 2x8 GB 3600Mhz CL16

PSU: EVGA B3 650@

Case: NZXT H510

wireless network adapter: intel ax200

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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor  ($418.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($109.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory  ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC 3X Video Card  ($524.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H500 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($120.40 @ Amazon)
Total: $1594.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-09 14:51 EDT-0400

 

think this'd be pretty good, though i may say to wait until the new AMD and Nvidia generations release

CPU: AMD 3600X

GPU: Nvidia 3070 (planned)

motherboard: MSI B500-A PRO

memory: G Skill Ripjaws V 2x8 GB 3600Mhz CL16

PSU: EVGA B3 650@

Case: NZXT H510

wireless network adapter: intel ax200

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14 minutes ago, Avocheeseado said:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nsjLQq

I would go for something like this. This motherboard will support 4th and probably 5th gen ryzen, and you are able to add another 32gb ram to make 64 later down the line.

Sorry it is a bit over $1000 but It is worth paying the extra

no, you want a better gpu than a 1650 lol

CPU: AMD 3600X

GPU: Nvidia 3070 (planned)

motherboard: MSI B500-A PRO

memory: G Skill Ripjaws V 2x8 GB 3600Mhz CL16

PSU: EVGA B3 650@

Case: NZXT H510

wireless network adapter: intel ax200

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1 minute ago, rapidkillerx said:

no, you want a better gpu than a 1650 lol

Is there something cheaper than the 2070 Super you recommended that will still get the job done?

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1 minute ago, ThatDiabeticGuy said:

Is there something cheaper than the 2070 Super you recommended that will still get the job done?

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CPU: AMD 3600X

GPU: Nvidia 3070 (planned)

motherboard: MSI B500-A PRO

memory: G Skill Ripjaws V 2x8 GB 3600Mhz CL16

PSU: EVGA B3 650@

Case: NZXT H510

wireless network adapter: intel ax200

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11 minutes ago, ThatDiabeticGuy said:

Is there something cheaper than the 2070 Super you recommended that will still get the job done?

5700xt

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Just now, Avocheeseado said:

5700xt

That isn't that good for Premiere Pro.

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Generally 64GB of memory is suggested for 4K editing.

 

See https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-Premiere-Pro-143/Hardware-Recommendations for hard data on hardware performance in Premiere.

 

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor  ($529.99 @ Best Buy) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.90 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard  ($167.19 @ Amazon) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($219.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($139.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Gold 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($105.49 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC 3X Video Card  ($499.99 @ Best Buy) 
Case: Fractal Design Define 7 Compact ATX Mid Tower Case  ($108.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($119.90 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1981.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-11 12:54 EDT-0400

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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On 7/11/2020 at 7:28 AM, Avocheeseado said:

you might want a better motherboard. get the b550 mag tomahawk if it can be found for under 200$

What's the advantage of the B550 over the one I had listed?

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