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Best Build for Gaming, Music Production, Streaming and Video Editing

yveshe

23 months ago

Budget: $800-$1000 (US)

I only need a CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, Memory, SSD, PSU, and OS.

Already have an unknown brand Mid Tower Case; three hard drive bays, three Case fans (front, top, and rear), Peripherals, HDD (will add more that are around), and the MSI GTX 970 Twin Froza.

NOTE ABOUT PSU

Seasonic and Corsair are the only PSUs available in my country. Also, I'd like a PSU (based on wattage or how reliable it is based on their certification) that can handle overclocking the CPU and Memory, and strong enough to handle GPUs above 1070Ti - as a future GPU upgrade; to leave room for that.

One last thing

Build the best builds that you can, between Intel and Ryzen to your opinion/s, and I'll tell you if they're okay and if the parts are available in my country. It doesn't matter where I'm from, I'm still determining the budget based on US currency.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4GHz 8-Core Processor $294.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $72.18 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - STRIX B350-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $179.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1005.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-01 09:40 EST-0500

850w is more than enough for a 1080ti, so you’re save there.

Ryzen since you plan to stream, video editing takes more advantage of a powerful GPU then a CPU.

I’d definitely recommend upgrading to a 1070ti / 1080 eventually.

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

video editing takes more advantage of a powerful GPU then a CPU.

If only....

Ya'd think that wouldn't ya? Being called a VIDEO card and all? but no... Doesn't work that way. Performance in video editing is still primarily a CPU issue, with components of the process being processed on the GPU (varies depending on the applications used).

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I should have phrased it better.

A strong GPU makes rendering faster and in After Effects lets you use ray-tracing without feeling the need to rip hair out. (from my small experience with it)

It just depends on the software used.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Must have been an older version of AE... AE switched to the ray-tracing engine from cinema4D (same that cinebench tests) a few years ago. All CPU based.

This isn't to say that the GPU isn't leveraged for video editing. Premiere uses a combination of openCL and CUDA accelerated functions for preview and export rendering of particular effects/manipulations/transitions, and lots of openGL for preview and interface acceleration. The CPU is involved heavily along the way for all of them though... General rule of thumb here is that a high end CPU with a an entry to mid range discrete GPU works great for most video editing, with more GPU becoming useful as we move up to 4K and beyond (the dataset size becomes large enough to make use of more GPU resources without the flight time to and from the GPU being the larger component of the workload). A low end CPU with a high end GPU won't deliver results as good.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 7 is overpriced, along with the CPU Cooler, unfortunately. The Motherboard isn't available, and the PSU is kinda too much and also overpriced.

There's a black-colored Ripjawas V Series that are available; same speed, so I'll pick those, and I'll cut the SSD to 250GB. I can just add more HDDs later that I have laying around easily.

What do you say about the i5-8600K, the CRYORIG H7 Cooler (although not available in my country, I did purchased it online and I can do the same for this build - safely, of course), cheap Z370 Motherboard, and 600W PSU?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

8600k is still good, H7 is a decent cooler which should allow some small overclocks.

600w is more than enough currently for a single GPU / most CPUs

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

So how about this build I came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $268.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370 HD3 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $214.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.90 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $877.60
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $847.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-01 13:12 EST-0500

Either the current PSU or the Corsair TX550M - since both PSUs are excellent (says jonnyguru).

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $389.89 @ B&H
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $72.18 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z370 SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $122.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $223.90 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $998.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-01 12:05 EST-0500
  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The i7-8700K is overpriced, along with the CPU Cooler, unfortunately. A cheaper Motherboard would cut it just fine, because this one is above $150 in my country, and the PSU is kinda too much and also overpriced.

What do you say about the i5-8600K, the CRYORIG H7 Cooler (although not available in my country, I did purchased it online and I can do the same for this build - safely, of course), cheap Z370 Motherboard, and 600W PSU?

I'll definitely take the Memory and SSD, though!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. Re-Worked the list to better match your updated information

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $268.95 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $117.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic - S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $838.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-02 03:00 EST-0500
  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I can get 3200Mhz from G-Skill for less in my country, and how good is that PSU? What about the Corsair TX550M, or the Seasonic M12II - which is Fully Modular?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I was looking more at price with the PSU pick. The Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular is probably a better option and not a lot more $. You cant really go wrong with any G.Skill or Corsair memory that is currently on the best sale.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You got a point there about the CX650M. It's practically about the same price as the TX550M in my country except you get 100W more, despite of a lower certification.

But... I'll have to consider that PSU, too, since my head was straight towards the TXM-series mostly.

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

What software will you be using, and what monitor do you have? Both will have an impact on cpu selection.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just video editing for a school project. Two normal 60Hz, 5ms, 1080p Monitors.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You can save a lot of cash going for a Ryzen 5 1600, no need for cooler and B350 motherboards certainly cheaper than current coffeelake offerings, and still offering overclock support.

Using your build above, what about this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $197.28 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $214.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $72.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $753.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-01 13:52 EST-0500
  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, but what about the 1600X? 0.4Ghz more, an aftermarket cooler shouldn't be a problem, and could help with overclocking.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to overclock the 1600 within a breath of the highest the 1600x can achieve (max 0.2GHz in it), Ryzen hit a voltage ceiling before thermal headroom is reached. Anyhow will update list with enough thermal headroom from third party cooler and a 1600x.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How about this, can you access scythe coolers in your parts? Alternative is a Cryorig universal or be'quiet dark rock pro 3, or noctua 14 model.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $224.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $214.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $72.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $92.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $828.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-01 14:18 EST-0500
  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks much better! Scythe and Noctua aren't available, and Dark Rock Pro 3 are expensive - unless I ought to order the from online (best-case scenario would to order it (if it's available) from the same place I ordered my own CRYORIG H7).

While I do need to consider about getting one of the suggested aftermarket coolers and Motherboard, will the PSU be enough, wattage-wise?

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