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New PC: Budget 1800€

Postby amezzo on 11/4/2017, 2:45 pm

What do I need the PC for?
I’m using After Effects, Premiere Pro and Photoshop very intensively. I started alone 2 years ago while studying and by now I put like 10-20 effects on one layer affecting color/distortion/shapes/compositing and my computer can’t afford enough performance to show anything fluently.

My current system is this one:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 4x 3.20 GHz
RAM: 16 GB
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB
Hard Drive: Seagate 3TB 7200rpm

I want to buy a new one with a budget of 1800€. My total budget is 2000€ but I would like to buy some Plug-ins from RedGiant or VideoCopilot with the rest of 200€ and take some first steps into them although my mainly used programs will be AE, PP and PS.
So I have a few questions concerning my new system:
CPU: Intel Core i7 7800x 6x3,5GHz (Boost 4GHz)
Mainboard: ASUS Prime X299-A
RAM: 2x16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-2133
GPU: MSI Geforce GTX1060 GamingX 6G
HDD: 2 TB (Project files)
SSD 1: 256 GB (OS/Programs)
SSD 2: 256 GB (Cache)
+ some other stuff

Do you have any suggestions?

I do not know exactly if AE uses much of the GPU because I’ve read on the Adobe site that only 15 effects are supported with GPU rendering. Maybe I could swap it with a worse one and concentrate on more RAM?

And what about the SSD? How to split for most efficient workflow? Many people say you need 3 SSDs:
1. OS and Adobe programs
2. Files
3. Cache
but thats far too expensive. What do you recommend in that case? Maybe 2 SSDs for OS/Progs and Cache, one HDD for files?

Best regards
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Re: New PC: Budget 1800€

Postby varxtis on 11/29/2017, 4:14 pm

I too am curious about this. My previous build was the following, but even it was slow when it was dealing with a high rate of particals or much 3d modeling.
Circuit Board: X99S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7885) 4.0
Processor: 3.30 gigahertz Intel Core i7-5820K
Memory: 128Gb (Yes, 128Gb)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Total Video Memory Available: 14GB and Dedicated Video Memory: 6GB)
OS: Windows 10 Home

Where do I go to get a solid video editing/FX - Graphics Design - 3D Modeling - Gaming computer to be built?
My budget would be a bit higher than amezzo, probably around 2500€ - 3000€
I do not want to build my own again, and Im apprehensive about going to Dell, Best Buy, or Fry's, as they are there for the common consumer. I will not go Apple.
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