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#1 NinjaSato


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:31 PM

Hello everyone! I am currently looking into updating my current computer which has components that are probably 10 years old now. I will be using this computer as a workstation and gaming rig. I will be doing some Video editing in Adobe Premiere, coloring in DaVinci, and some photo editing in Lightroom/photoshop. For games, I play alot of FPS such as Destiny 2, Overwatch, Battlefield, Fornite. I also play some MMORPGS.


Monitors that I use are a 4k Dell for photo/video editing, I call this my workstation monitor. And for gaming I use a ASUS 144Hz.


any help is much appreciated in making this new rig epic! My current budget is about $3000


Case - Corsair 570X RGB - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139087

MoBo - ASrock Taichi x299 - https://www.newegg.c...N82E16813157776

CPU - Intel i7-7820X - https://www.newegg.c...N82E16819117794

GPU - EVGA 1080ti FTW3 - https://www.newegg.c...N82E16814487338

RAM - G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 32GB DDR4 3200 - https://www.newegg.c...N82E16820232482

PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA 850 T2 - https://www.newegg.c...N82E16817438064

BOOT/PROGRAM Drive - Samsung 960 EVO M.2 1TB (was maybe thinking of adding another 500GB M.2) - https://www.newegg.c...N82E16820147595

Storage Drives 2x - Samsung EVO 850 256GB SSD (Already have)

CPU WATER COOLING - Corsair H100i v2 - https://www.newegg.c...N82E16835181103


Please let me know if this is overkill for the price or if there is anything better I should be looking at.


Thanks for any help!




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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:52 AM

Looks good! are you planning on upgrading the CPU in the future because the X299 platform is expensive for an 8Core. I would almost lean towards AMD Ryzen 1700X. Save a good chunk of money and have better overall performance. Second that EVGA 1080Ti FTW3 is overkill and overpriced. I wouldn't pay more than $750 for a 1080TI. Not when the new cards are less than 6 months away.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:35 AM

Thanks for the reply! So I was thinking of eventually upgrading the CPU down the road once the gen 2's starts to come out. I was hoping to kinda future proof for the next 5 years. hence why I was thinking of going for the X299 chipset. Also since the market went to crap with GPU, what would you suggest instead of a 1080 Ti. Since this was also a workstation for video editing, I was thinking either a 1080ti or some sort of SLI would be good.