Question Thoughts on a build spec

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Hi All
Earlier this year I was looking into a PC build. At the time parts prices were seen as crazy. I didn't get round to it, but now I am able to justify it and willing to spend a bit more. I want an adequately powerful machine and can't justify putting time into building it myself. How does this look for a 4k/6k/8k editing machine?

Case
CORSAIR 175R RGB MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
12GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3060 - HDMI, DP, LHR
1st Storage Drive
2TB Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
1st Storage Drive
2TB Samsung 870 QVO 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (up to 560MB/sR | 530MB/sW)
RAID
RAID 1 (MIRRORED VOLUME - 2 x same size & model HDD / SSD)
Memory Card Reader
USB 3.0 EXTERNAL SD/MICRO SD CARD READER
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 120 Series RGB High Performance Liquid Cooler (AMD)
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Extra Case Fans
2x 120mm Thermaltake TOUGHFAN 12 Case Fans
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network Card
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10/11 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Christmas Delivery No Longer Guaranteed - Assembly From 29/12/2021Price: £1,695.00 including VAT and DeliveryUnique URL to re-configure:  www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/d7ywTgFVfA/
Any opinions / suggestions much appreciated.

Thanks

Paul

 
12 Dec 2021 23:32 #1

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Thoughts on a build spec

Hi Paul

I don't have time for a lengthy reply, however here are my thoughts.

1. Get the latest AMD 5800X instead of older generation 3700X.
The 5800X is faster than the 3700X and more efficient at full load processing, like rendering video.
Remember that when rendering video, 100% of the CPU will be used.
I personally built a new computer at the beginning of 2021 and used a 5800X - it is a very good processor!!!
3700X is OK if you're trying to save money, but it isn't as good as 5800X.

2. You don't need a RAID setup!
RAID storage for video editing was only necessary back when we only used spinning Hard Disc Drives.

I would recommend you use M.2 SSD drives instead of SATA connected SSD drives.
M.2 SSD drives will give you high bandwidth and high speed transfer rates, for editing with 4K and higher video.
This is vastly superior to using RAID with SATA connected SSD drives.

Use one M.2 SSD for your C-Drive and a second M.2 SSD as your "scratch/temporary" drive when editing large video files.

Here is a good range of different M.2 SSDs from an Australian website.
In my computer I used Samsung EVO drives.
There are cheaper brands than Samsung as well.
Samsung 970 EVO can read/write up to 3,500 / 3,300 MB/s  - this is much, much faster than what you would get by using standard SSDs in RAID.

3. I would also recommend getting a slightly higher capacity Power Supply Unit.
650W or 750W would be more appropriate.
Especially if your using the latest Nvidia GPUs, which are power hogs!!!
If you don't have enough power, it could cause random computer shut downs.

That's about it.
When I built my new computer, it took me 4 hours from beginning to end, with Windows 10 installed.
Make sure you install Windows 10 and not Windows 11 !!!
Windows 11 is still not good enough for everyday use.

Regards
Derek
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Peace :)
13 Dec 2021 20:34 #2

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