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1st time builder for editing work station

mspivey

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First time builder, don't know a lot about PC parts.


Looking to build an editing station for video(adobe premiere) audio(any DAW) maybe dabble in small animation to make intros for video content more intresting. (don't know a program yet). Here's what they suggested for parts.

Some questions to start: Do I need 3 different drives? anything you would change? larger PSU for more headroom in case I upgrade things later? Spending this money I want it to last as long as possible. Thanks.

CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=yb1kgpikFob

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz 12-Core Processor ($413.97)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 ($75.15)
Motherboard: MSI X570 Unify ATX AM4 ($445.00)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 8GB - Asus Turbo ($549.99)
Memory: 32GB (2 x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16 ($139.99)
Storage SSD: Crucial MX500 2TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($229.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive ($167.19)
Storage HDD: Seagate BarraCuda Compute 8TB, 3.5" ($132.98)
Power Supply: EVGA 650 B5, 80 Plus Bronze 650W Power Supply ($89.99)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275Q ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.01)
Total: $2381.26
 

Alex Glawion

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You don't need 3 drives to start out. With video editing it's just nice to be able to split up some of the storage needs. OS/Apps on the SSD, your project files/footage on the nvme ssd and a large HDD for backups and archiving is an optimal setup. But you can always start out with just one and add more once you have some more money to upgrade.

A more powerful PSU would make sense if you either upgrade to a HEDT system (where the cpu draws a lot more power) or add more GPUs in the future, or A LOT of drives.

Maybe look for a 850W PSU from Seasonic or Corsair, which are brands that are recommended often.

You could also bump down your GPU a bit to a 2060 Super for example, as premiere Video editing really doesn't require such a strong GPU. The Editing/Rendering Performance in Premier Pro between a 2060 Super and 2080 Super is marginal.

premiere pro gpu render performance.jpg
 

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Thank you. Would this be a decent budget build still accomplishing what I need but lowering the price of components? Looking what a baseline would be. Thank you again.

CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=zq1Nh0y0nmg

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.00)
CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism Cooler (Included with CPU) (-)
Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX ATX AM4 ($225.99)
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5600XT - XFX Thicc II Pro ($263.99)
Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16 ($75.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVME M.2 Solid State Drive ($74.99)
Power Supply: Corsair CX Series CX550M 550W ATX 2.4 Power Supply ($99.00)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.59)
Total: $1158.55
 

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Absolutely! For 1200$ that's a really solid build which will get you good Video Editing performance and the ability to upgrade some more. If you want to have even higher longevity, consider a new B550 Motherboard, which will most likely support more of the upcoming AM4 AMD CPU generations. MSI B550 Gaming Pro Carbon, MSI B550 Aorus Pro AC, or the ASRock B550 Steel Legend are good picks.
 

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Absolutely! For 1200$ that's a really solid build which will get you good Video Editing performance and the ability to upgrade some more. If you want to have even higher longevity, consider a new B550 Motherboard, which will most likely support more of the upcoming AM4 AMD CPU generations. MSI B550 Gaming Pro Carbon, MSI B550 Aorus Pro AC, or the ASRock B550 Steel Legend are good picks.

this is the one I'm looking at. Question: Is an antenna required for the wifi/bluetooth? Is that something I wire in or just buy antenna and attach them to the i/o? Not sure what to get for that. google search for wifi antenna is so broad ha.
 

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this is the one I'm looking at. Question: Is an antenna required for the wifi/bluetooth? Is that something I wire in or just buy antenna and attach them to the i/o? Not sure what to get for that. google search for wifi antenna is so broad ha.

The antenna should be there in the box, so you won't need to buy anything extra :)
 
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