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Gaming/Video Editing Build (Storage Questions)

Budget (including currency): Roughly 4K USD. I'm trying to not go over $2.8K before the graphics card, since it's around $1.1K itself.

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and games like Siege, Insurgency Sandstorm, and Battlefield (4/1/V/2042). 

Other details:

The main reason for deciding on these parts was to create a computer I could upgrade later on, but would be pretty "future-proof"(?) for the next 3-4 years while I'm in college. 

Currently, my parts list was created by looking at a ton of builds between here and pcpartpicker, and currently looks like this:


(**  means I already bought it)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor 
CPU Cooler: Lian Li GALAHAD AIO 240 RGB 69.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  
Motherboard: Asus PRIME X570-PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard 
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory**  
Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive**
Storage: Western Digital Blue 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB ROG STRIX WHITE OC Video Card 
Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini Snow Edition ATX Mid Tower Case** 
Power Supply: Cooler Master V SFX Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply  
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 32/64-bit 
Case Fan: 2 Lian Li UNI SL120 58.54 CFM 120 mm Fans 3-Pack**

Monitor: Don't Know yet, but looking for a 144hz 2560 x 1440.

Current total is around 2.7K USD without tax.


The main thing I want to focus on is storage. In my current PC, I'm storing ~3.5TB of files, with a third of it being video files because I hoard those like a mf.

The storage in my old PC (built in 2015 I think?) is a Samsung 860 500GB SATA SSD, a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, and a 2TB Seagate Firecuda Hybrid Drive. The Firecuda might be one of the worst purchases I've ever made.

The only drive I would even think about transferring over is the 2TB Seagate Barracuda. Currently, my old video files are 60fps 1920 x 1080, but I'm looking to start recording 2560 x 1440 with this new setup.


So my questions are;

  • Should buy the 4TB SATA SSD, or if I should just get another 2TB m.2 NVME? 
  • I'm probably going to get a large External drive (like 10TB) later on because of my video hoarding problem, so which one should I look at?
  • Are there any other issues y'all see in the build?


I'm assuming I'll get ridiculed for this build because this is the first time I've looked at more expensive parts, but I hope it isn't too bad. There's no time frame for buying these items.

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16 hours ago, Minibray said:

Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB ROG STRIX WHITE OC Video Card 

With today's prices due to the pandemic, you may wan't to hold out on buying a gpu.

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Dont bother with overpriced parts


Kept rgb on the ram and case but discarded on the cooler (if youd like to oc, swap for liquid freezer 360 which has argb as an option)


Yeeted all the uneccesary or overpriced parts

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