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Workstation Build $2000-$2500 AUD ($1450-$1800 USD)

Hey guys!

I was looking for some recommendations for a workstation build valued at roughly $2000-$2500 AUD ($1450-$1800 USD)

If any of you can recommend some components for the build that would be great.

As for preferred parts,

- I'd like to have an AMD CPU 2nd Gen Ryzen/Threadripper or a 1st Gen Threadripper as well as an accompanying board to go along with it

- Preferably would like to have an SSD (only needed for windows and some applications) and a HDD

- No less than 32gb of DDR4 Memory rated at least at 3000 MHz

Ill be using Programs such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Cinema 4D

 

Thanks in advance!

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8 minutes ago, Acidix said:

Hey guys!

I was looking for some recommendations for a workstation build valued at roughly $2000-$2500 AUD ($1450-$1800 USD)

If any of you can recommend some components for the build that would be great.

As for preferred parts,

- I'd like to have an AMD CPU 2nd Gen Ryzen/Threadripper or a 1st Gen Threadripper as well as an accompanying board to go along with it

- Preferably would like to have an SSD (only needed for windows and some applications) and a HDD

- No less than 32gb of DDR4 Memory rated at least at 3000 MHz

 

Thanks in advance!

I am not the best at making PC's, but here you go :)

Main Rig (Gaming, Programming, Video & Photo Editing, Server Management)

 

PC Specs:

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-9600K (3.7 GHz, 6-Core Processor)

Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX GT (29.5 CFM)

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z390-A (ATX LGA1151)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4-3200)

Storage: Samsung 860 Evo (500 GB, 2.5" SSD)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue (1TB, 3.5", 7200RPM HDD)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute (2TB, 2.5", 7200RPM HDD)

Graphics Card: MSI VENTUS XS OC (GeForce RTX 2060, 6GB, 1365MHz)

Case: NZXT H510 Elite (ATX Mid Tower Case)

Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W (White, 80+ Gold Certified) 

OS 1: Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)

OS 2: macOS High Sierra

OS 3: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

 

Peripherals & Setup:

Monitors: ASUS VG278Q (1080p, 144Hz, 1ms Response) (x3)

Camera: Canon 500D + 8-135mm IS

Webcam: Logitech BRIO

Keyboard: Logitech G413 (Carbon, Wired)

Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum (Wired, Optical)

Desk: IKEA LINNMON / ADILS (Table, Black-Brown, Black)

Headphones: SteelSeries ARCTIS 7 2019 Edition 7.1 Channel Headset

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($549.89 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Enermax - LIQTECH TR4 II 360 102.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($136.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard  ($239.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($284.99 @ Corsair) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($55.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($58.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB Video Card  ($389.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 


Total: $1866.71


Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-25 04:06 EST-0500 

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12 minutes ago, Acidix said:

I was looking for some recommendations for a workstation build valued at roughly $2000-$2500 AUD ($1450-$1800 USD)

Workstation for doing what? Video editing? 3D animation? Photo editing? CAD software? If possible, list the programs you will be using.

 

1 minute ago, Deus Voltage said:

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Wrong country.

CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x16GB 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34 eSports | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB + Crucial MX500 2TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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1 minute ago, Acidix said:

Thanks!

If you live in Australia (if you use AUD, most likely) then you can't use US part lists at all because shipping fees will be extraordinarily high.

 

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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2 minutes ago, Deus Voltage said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1950X 3.4 GHz 16-Core Processor  ($549.89 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Enermax - LIQTECH TR4 II 360 102.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($136.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: ASRock - X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard  ($239.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($284.99 @ Corsair) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($55.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($58.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB Video Card  ($389.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1866.71
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-25 04:06 EST-0500 

Cheers!

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Just now, NunoLava1998 said:

If you live in Australia (if you use AUD, most likely) then you can't use these part lists at all because shipping fees will be extraordinarily high.

 

Yeah i know i cant use these part lists exactly but Its just a rough guide im using to build the best bang for the buck Workstation

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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

Wrong country.

I kept conversion from USD to Aussie dollars in mind (as mentioned in title), so should be good to go.

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Just now, Deus Voltage said:

I kept conversion from USD to Aussie dollars in mind (as mentioned in title), so should be good to go.

What about shipping fees? Outside of the US, parts are much more expensive.

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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1 minute ago, Acidix said:

Thanks!

Some aspects of that system are good, but I would not go with that memory configuration. Mismatched capacities and speeds aren't optimal for compatibility reasons as well as dual-channel operation, which non-HEDT Zen architecture systems thrive on.

Main Rig: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X | RAM: 32GB (2x16GB) KLEVV CRAS XR RGB DDR4-3600 | Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE | Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus, 2TB ADATA SX8200 Pro (SM2262EN), 512GB SKHynix PC401 | GPU: EVGA RTX 3080 FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID | Cooling: EK-AIO Elite 360 D-RGB | Case: Corsair 5000D Airflow (White) | PSU: Seasonic Focus GM-850

 

Server: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X | RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 | Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming | Storage: 512GB SKHynix PC401 NVMe, 4TB Seagate IronWolf, 128GB Samsung NVMe, 1.2TB ioDrive2 PCIe SSD | GPU: MSI GeForce 210 | Cooling: AMD Wraith Spire | Case: NZXT H500 (Black) | PSU: NZXT C 750W (Gold)

 

Tribute: CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 840 | RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: eMachines DA061L-3D | Storage: 256GB Crucial MX100, 1TB Toshiba X300 | GPU: EVGA 8400 GS 1GB | Cooling: Stock | Case: eMachines EL1352 | PSU: Delta 220W

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Just now, NunoLava1998 said:

If you live in Australia (if you use AUD, most likely) then you can't use US part lists at all because shipping fees will be extraordinarily high.

The list @SpencerTech gave was in AUD from Australian stores. You can change the country in PCPP.

 

Just now, Deus Voltage said:

I kept conversion from USD to Aussie dollars in mind (as mentioned in title), so should be good to go.

Did you though?...

Again, you can change the country in PCPP to set it to a different country for it to search prices in that currency and for local stores.

CPU: Intel i7 6700k  | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5 | RAM: 2x16GB 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX | GPU: Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080ti | PSU: Corsair RM750x (2018) | Case: BeQuiet SilentBase 800 | Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34 eSports | SSD: Samsung 970 Evo 500GB + Samsung 840 500GB + Crucial MX500 2TB | Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU + Samsung BX2450

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2 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Workstation for doing what? Video editing? 3D animation? Photo editing? CAD software? If possible, list the programs you will be using.

 

Wrong country.

Ill be using programs such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Cinema 4D

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Anyway OP, this should perform well (although it is 700$AUD more expensive, you can't build a good Threadripper workstation for cheap):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1900X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($439.00 @ Umart) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($154.13 @ Amazon Australia) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard  ($362.56 @ JW Computers) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($469.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($115.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($82.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card  ($1269.00 @ Umart) 
Case: Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($170.00 @ Umart) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($139.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Total: $3199.69
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-25 20:13 AEDT+1100

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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Just now, Spotty said:

The list @SpencerTech gave was in AUD from Australian stores. You can change the country in PCPP.

 

Did you though?...

Again, you can change the country in PCPP to set it to a different country for it to search prices in that currency and for local stores.

Yup I just did that, thanks for the correction :D 

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Just now, TheSLSAMG said:

Some aspects of that system are good, but I would not go with that memory configuration. Mismatched capacities and speeds aren't optimal for compatibility reasons as well as dual-channel operation, which non-HEDT Zen architecture systems thrive on.

Very true, I was going to substitute the 2666 ram for the 3200 ram it is with

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1 minute ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Anyway OP, this should perform well (although it is 700$AUD more expensive, you can't build a good Threadripper workstation for cheap):

This performs better actually and is 55$AUD cheaper:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1900X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($439.00 @ Umart) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($154.13 @ Amazon Australia) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard  ($362.56 @ JW Computers) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($414.92 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($115.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($82.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card  ($1269.00 @ Umart) 
Case: Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($170.00 @ Umart) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($139.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Total: $3145.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-25 20:15 AEDT+1100

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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Additionally, if your workload doesn't require that much GPU power, feel free to downgrade to a GTX 1080 or 1070 Ti.

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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With 1070 Ti:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 1900X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($439.00 @ Umart) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($154.13 @ Amazon Australia) 
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME X399-A EATX TR4 Motherboard  ($362.56 @ JW Computers) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($414.92 @ Amazon Australia) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($115.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($82.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB CERBERUS Video Card  ($639.00 @ Umart) 
Case: Corsair - Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($170.00 @ Umart) 
Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($139.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Total: $2515.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-25 20:19 AEDT+1100

 

(I did check and Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Premiere Pro don't require a lot of GPU power by checking through the system requirements, however I'm not sure at all. If your workloads don't need that much GPU power, absolutely go for this one)

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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52 minutes ago, Acidix said:

recommendations for a workstation build valued at roughly $2000-$2500 AUD ($1450-$1800 USD) 

Finally someone who posts the currency, but not only that, posts the currency equivalents in two different currencies. I think the owner should take some tips from you!

 

Had great hopes for you but the lack to detail was a bummer until I read this

 

38 minutes ago, Acidix said:

Ill be using programs such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Cinema 4D

16 minutes it took, not too bad.

 

As for the ram, yeah if the price aint that big a difference, then go with the 3xxx speed, but the 2700ish speed is fine too.

 

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1 hour ago, Acidix said:

Hey guys!

I was looking for some recommendations for a workstation build valued at roughly $2000-$2500 AUD ($1450-$1800 USD)

If any of you can recommend some components for the build that would be great.

As for preferred parts,

- I'd like to have an AMD CPU 2nd Gen Ryzen/Threadripper or a 1st Gen Threadripper as well as an accompanying board to go along with it

- Preferably would like to have an SSD (only needed for windows and some applications) and a HDD

- No less than 32gb of DDR4 Memory rated at least at 3000 MHz

Ill be using Programs such as Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Cinema 4D

 

Thanks in advance!

I went pretty low on the GPU, but I don't think you'll be throwing anything at it that can really use more than the 1060 6Gb. Can also simply add another card from the 2000 series next year if you need more.

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