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[UK/GBP] Review my 2700x build please!

2018amdbuild
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Hi, this is my first AMD build and wanted to get feedback on my specs vs my intended usage, as well as what I'll hoping it will be able to handle later on.

 

Initial Budget -

£1000 or below for build w/o new graphics card, Though I just bought half of the parts.

£1200 or below for build including graphics card.

- Intended use as main computer = 4-5 years (until 2022 or 2023)

- I will be reusing my current old graphics card - Radeon HD 7870 2GB - initially (to get up and running) and then purchasing a modern one asap - afaik i should not streaming or 4k video work until I've got my new graphics card.

- I will also be reusing my current 2012 WD blue 1TB HDD 7.2k rpm.

- I may also consider using my current PC case (though it seems like Ill be going with a new one).

 

specs -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor  (£287.99 @ Aria PC) (bought)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£106.99 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£145.39 @ More Computers) (bought)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£125.94 @ Aria PC) (bought)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£29.39 @ Aria PC) (bought)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8GB GTS XXX ED Video Card  (£219.00 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£59.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£85.47 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1060.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-29 11:53 GMT+0000

 

actual price comes in around £800, as i wont be using the gfx card listed above, and will wait for the new rx 590 and new gtx 1060 benchmarks before making a decision.

 

Intended usage -

Video Production

- 3-5 1080p YouTube videos a day, each 3-5 mins long, one or two of these may be taking footage from streaming games (see below)

- motion 2D graphics, some simple 3d work, to be incorporated into videos

- recording offline gameplay in 4k in a year or two (when 4k proficient gfx card prices are more affordable)

software for purpose - Adobe PremierePro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Animate, Adobe After Effects, Resolve, Blender, Audacity, FLStudio

Programming and Web Development

- Developing and updating own website, for multiple daily posts

- will be image editing for this, a dozen or more a day, 1920x1080

- but also possibly 4k in a year or two, possibly.

- will be intending to use vector/html5 graphics for this - hence Animate for converting to html5 with ease.

- beginner game development

software - Sublime, Prepos, other coding related stuff, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Animate, Unity

Streaming at 1080p60fps (after new graphics card)

- definitely on Twitch, will try YouTube

- games = Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Battlefield 5, Soul Calibur 6, Fortnite, MOBA's, hack and slash

- new titles (Cyberpunk 2077 etc)

- indie titles (so not only AAA titles)

- Digital Art later (when I've got a tablet)

- beginner game development (with Unity)

- IRL streams occasionally

software - streamlabs obs, obs studio, Unity, Photoshop

hardware - rx 480, rx 580, gtx 1060 6gb, gtx 1070? rx 590?, new gtx 1060?

 

1> I intend to try and OC the CPU later, though will that cause issues considering the high speed ram?

2> definitely would like guidance on gfx card choice for 1080p video/stream as well as for 4k video/gaming(offline).

3> Wondering if 16GB ram will hold up for 4k video edits? I suspect most of it will not be using footage I recorded myself but 4k images and 2D motion graphics, what do you guys think?

4> is 4k gaming (offline) and editing affordable under £1500?

5>  My concern about video editing isn't just the render, but about being able to edit the original 4k video in the timeline with ease, without frames lost or any other issues.

6> also do cases every go on sale? if budget wasn't quite so tight at the moment would have considered the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X.

7> i guess im looking for my specs to get sized up and suggestions for any changes or additions I may need for my intended usage (1080p now 4k later).

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I'd try forcing a GTX 1070 Ti or Vega 56 instead, it's probably going to be worth it, the RX 580 and GTX 1060 you're thinking on are already just 'enough' to quality 1080p gaming and with very demanding upcoming titles like the RDR2 and Cyberpunk77 next year it might be frustrating when you're planning to only upgrade by 2023~

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20 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

one: I have to agree with @Princess Cadence here. but you shouldn't bother getting into the x-series cpu's. get a non x instead and maybe overclock it. it's not worth the difference

Isn't there a possibility the 2700 may not OC to the 2700x base speed?

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22 minutes ago, 2018amdbuild said:

Isn't there a possibility the 2700 may not OC to the 2700x base speed?

No, ecept for sillicon lottery but a 2700 will probebly clock even higher then the turbo of the 2700x. And the difference can be put into something that actually makes sense

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5 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

No, ecept for sillicon lottery but a 2700 will probebly clock even higher then the turbo of the 2700x. And the difference can be put into something that actually makes sense

I thought OC results are not guaranteed? also would I need to get a different cooler from the bundled one to OC it?

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2 minutes ago, 2018amdbuild said:

I thought OC results are not guaranteed? also would I need to get a different cooler from the bundled one to OC it?

I wouldn't recommend overclocking on a stock cooler. aftermarket coolers are much better for oc's. but oc's aren't guarteed on the x series either

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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

I wouldn't recommend overclocking on a stock cooler. aftermarket coolers are much better for oc's. but oc's aren't guarteed on the x series either

In that case the cost is going to come to the same amount for 2700x vs 2700 for me, keep in mind I'm not going to consider OCing right away, but perhaps later on when I want to squeeze some extra juice out of it to keep it somewhat up to date for my needs.

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  • 2 weeks later...
On 10/29/2018 at 12:27 PM, Princess Cadence said:

I'd try forcing a GTX 1070 Ti or Vega 56 instead, it's probably going to be worth it, the RX 580 and GTX 1060 you're thinking on are already just 'enough' to quality 1080p gaming and with very demanding upcoming titles like the RDR2 and Cyberpunk77 next year it might be frustrating when you're planning to only upgrade by 2023~

how do the 1070ti and Vega 56 compare with each other?

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This is how my final build is looking currently -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor  (£289.97 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£94.72 @ Box Limited)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  (£133.16 @ More Computers)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£112.74 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£31.79 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB ARMOR Video Card  (£379.97 @ Ebuyer)
Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  (£50.99 @ AWD-IT)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1153.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-18 09:22 GMT+0000

I have a concern - pcpartpicker says that "

Compatibility Notes

  • The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

"

should i be concerned or will my system work?

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