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Need new workstation...

Chad Mojito
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Hey everyone! I'm planning to build a new PC soon, that I'll use mainly for work. I don't really have a set budget, but I don't have unlimited funds so cheaper is better obviously. I plan to use it for mainly two things: ADOBE PREMIERE video editing (4K timeline would be ideal) and ABLETON LIVE music making (so low latency would be a plus). I may game on it but it doesn't really matter, although being able to stream on Twitch in nice quality would be very nice (I have fiber internet). My biggest concern is noise, I would like the PC to be as silent as possible. I think I've said everything? I hope I didn't miss anything crucial, don't hesitate to ask questions anyway

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So... you want us to come up with a build for you or...?

AMD FX™ 6300 @ 4.51 GHz | ASUS M5A97 R2.0 | Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB OC | 24GB Kingston DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB WD Green 1.5TB | ASUS Xonar DG | Windows 10 Pro

Sony MDR-V250 | GNT-500 | Logitech G610 Orion Brown | Logitech G402 | Samsung C27JG5  | ASUS ProArt PA238QR

Intel Core™ i7-7600U | Seagate 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR4 | Windows 10 Enterprise | HP EliteBook 850 G4

Intel Core™ i5-8520U | WD Blue M.2 250GB | 1TB Seagate FireCuda | 8GB DDR4 | Windows 11 Home | ASUS Vivobook 15 

Intel Core™ i7-3520M | GT 630M | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | macOS Catalina  Lenovo IdeaPad P580

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10 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

So... you want us to come up with a build for you or...?

Yes ? Isn't it what this board is for ? I'm confused.

Especially interested in CPU recommendations

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3 minutes ago, Chad Mojito said:

Yes ? Isn't it what this board is for ? I'm confused.

Especially interested in CPU recommendations

Budget? For cpu id look at a 2950x or a 7960x if you have money to spend. If you have a smaller budget look at a 9900k or a 2700x

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8 minutes ago, Chad Mojito said:

Yes ? Isn't it what this board is for ? I'm confused.

Especially interested in CPU recommendations

Well you're gonna have to say so... We do more than make builds here. 

AMD FX™ 6300 @ 4.51 GHz | ASUS M5A97 R2.0 | Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB OC | 24GB Kingston DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB WD Green 1.5TB | ASUS Xonar DG | Windows 10 Pro

Sony MDR-V250 | GNT-500 | Logitech G610 Orion Brown | Logitech G402 | Samsung C27JG5  | ASUS ProArt PA238QR

Intel Core™ i7-7600U | Seagate 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR4 | Windows 10 Enterprise | HP EliteBook 850 G4

Intel Core™ i5-8520U | WD Blue M.2 250GB | 1TB Seagate FireCuda | 8GB DDR4 | Windows 11 Home | ASUS Vivobook 15 

Intel Core™ i7-3520M | GT 630M | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | macOS Catalina  Lenovo IdeaPad P580

iPhone 12 Mini (iOS 15.4.1) | iPhone XR (iOS 15.4.1) |  iPad Mini (iOS 9.3.5) | KZ AZ09 Pro x KZ ZSN Pro X

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4 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Budget? For cpu id look at a 2950x or a 7960x if you have money to spend. If you have a smaller budget look at a 9900k or a 2700x

Thanks! The first two seem a bit like overkill. Why is the 2700x literally half the price of the 9900k? I've glanced at a few benchmarks and they seemed pretty equivalent. Also I've heard Ryzen made Premiere crash all the time, has this been fixed?

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1 minute ago, Chad Mojito said:

Thanks! The first two seem a bit like overkill. Why is the 2700x literally half the price of the 9900k? I've glanced at a few benchmarks and they seemed pretty equivalent. Also I've heard Ryzen made Premiere crash all the time, has this been fixed?

The 9900k is a bit better, and has a igpu that can help in premiere. The 2700x is the better value.

 

Premiere crash is fixed.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Chad Mojito said:

Thanks! The first two seem a bit like overkill. Why is the 2700x literally half the price of the 9900k? I've glanced at a few benchmarks and they seemed pretty equivalent. Also I've heard Ryzen made Premiere crash all the time, has this been fixed?

becuase intel has 14nm shortages, and insists on milking us. As for ryzen premiere issues, I have not heard of it. As for the 9900k, I definitely would not get that. even a 6c x299 would be better imo for upgrade paths. There are several good cheap x299 boards (EVGA FTW K), and you can always get a used i7-7800x/7820x

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23 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

The 9900k is a bit better, and has a igpu that can help in premiere. The 2700x is the better value.

 

Premiere crash is fixed.

 

 

Neat. Thanks for the info.

 

23 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

becuase intel has 14nm shortages, and insists on milking us. As for ryzen premiere issues, I have not heard of it. As for the 9900k, I definitely would not get that. even a 6c x299 would be better imo for upgrade paths. There are several good cheap x299 boards (EVGA FTW K), and you can always get a used i7-7800x/7820x

Hmmm, used CPU doesn't sound like a bad idea actually. CPUs last for ages.

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Depends, more is better, id go 32gb if you can.

More is better as a general rule? I've always heard "empty RAM is wasted RAM"... Or just more than 16?

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2 minutes ago, Chad Mojito said:

More is better as a general rule? I've always heard "empty RAM is wasted RAM"... Or just more than 16?

For editing, more is better, it lets you keep more of the project in ram that allows for better scrubbing without going to disk.

 

Extra ram on a system is used as a disk cache, so it does help.

 

What files are you editing? Resolution? Codec? Bitrate?

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29 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

For editing, more is better, it lets you keep more of the project in ram that allows for better scrubbing without going to disk.

 

Extra ram on a system is used as a disk cache, so it does help.

 

What files are you editing? Resolution? Codec? Bitrate?

Ah yes, I'm having massive scrubbing issues art the moment, I didn't know it was a RAM thing.
Files: mp4 or mov

Res: between 720p and 4k depending on projects

Codec: h.264, always

Bitrate: varies A LOT depending on nature of the project, resolution, framerate, etc

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1 minute ago, Chad Mojito said:

Ah yes, I'm having massive scrubbing issues art the moment, I didn't know it was a RAM thing.
Files: mp4 or mov

Res: between 720p and 4k depending on projects

Codec: h.264, always

Bitrate: varies A LOT depending on nature of the project, resolution, framerate, etc

Are you using proxies? they make scrubbing much better.

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1 minute ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Are you using proxies? they make scrubbing much better.

I don't work via the internet, I do everything locally from my own hard drive.

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