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  • My PC Build

    Recently I build a pretty solid PC to work alongside my main iMac. The purpose was to both provide a secondary way to edit videos, edit images, and render stuff in Blender while i'm also working on something on the other computer. As a secondary purpose I wanted a solid gaming machine.

    This was very inspired by the recent RTX 3080 launch, but I didn't want to wait until I could get my hands on one so I bought a temporary graphics card thats still very good but at a cheap price. Eventually i'll get a 3080 or 3070 in there, but for now, here's the build!

    PCPartPicker Part List : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cnhJ7X

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($429.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A 60.09 CFM CPU Cooler ($99.90 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($379.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($234.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($199.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB TUF GAMING OC Video Card ($345.25 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh w/ Controller ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.49 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: be quiet! Straight Power 11 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.90 @ B&H)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($139.88 @ Other World Computing)
    Monitor: Acer VG271U Pbmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($349.00 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Asus P704 ROG CHAKRAM Wireless Optical Mouse ($159.69 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2803.04
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-07 00:27 EDT-0400

  • #2
    Definitely a good idea to get a computer that is designed for gaming. Even if you don't use it for its intended purpose, gaming PCs are as powerful as they get.
    The RAM, CPU and Memory must be off the charts.

    Also $2,800? That's not so bad. I'll just subtract it from today's single...

    ANDDDDD THERE'S NO MONEY IN HERE! HAHA HOW DELIGHTFUL!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN4bqzswy1A

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mpekim View Post
      Definitely a good idea to get a computer that is designed for gaming. Even if you don't use it for its intended purpose, gaming PCs are as powerful as they get.
      The RAM, CPU and Memory must be off the charts.

      Also $2,800? That's not so bad. I'll just subtract it from today's single...

      ANDDDDD THERE'S NO MONEY IN HERE! HAHA HOW DELIGHTFUL!!!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN4bqzswy1A
      Yeah in general gaming machines are great for other stuff too.There were some tradeoffs to make it more optimized for things like video editing and rendering, but the overlap between gaming and workstation applications is quite high.

      Its been nice to have an excuse to work a little bit less nowadays haha. I was HUGE into video games as a child, it was all I did for the most part until music came along. So even though its a 'waste of time' in a way, it forces me to take more breaks and relax a bit which I think is good for my mental health haha.

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      • #4
        Yeah, I agree with all of that. I also enjoyed video games a lot as a kid. Part of the reason I got into music was due to the games' soundtracks. A lot of games would have stellar OSTs (Super Meat Boy, Binding of Isaac), and even if they used licensed music (EATrax comes to mind), the artists involved were worth looking up.

        That's good that you are able to work less. As with almost anything, your music career is most difficult when just starting out. As you grow larger, and get more support, the work will eventually start doing itself; all you'll really have to do is supervise the progress to make sure that nothing goes awry. I'm sure your engineering career is also going swimmingly; I've been watching a bit of your 3D printer vids. While I'm definitely seeded in the CS program, I'd like to learn more about engineering (and really almost anything haha). If I do go back to my original college (not mentioning it for DOX reasons), I also know that there is a LOT of overlap between CS, Engineering and Math Degrees. Once you earn one, you can just start churning out degrees there.

        Note: as for OSTs and Binding of Isaac, ANYTHING involving Danny Baranowsky is a treat.

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        • #5
          Great post, I really like of your PC Specification and also Your gaming machine.

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          • #6
            Yeah in general gaming machines are great for other stuff too.There were some tradeoffs to make it more optimized for things like video editing and rendering, but gaming machine and workstation overlap these things.

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            • #7
              As you grow larger, and get more support, the work will eventually start doing itself; all you'll really have to do is supervise the progress to make sure that nothing goes awry.

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              • #8

                That's good that you are able to work less. As with almost anything, your music career is most difficult when just starting out. As you grow larger, and get more support, the work will eventually start doing itself; all you'll really have to do is supervise the progress to make sure that nothing goes awry. I'm sure your engineering career is also going swimmingly; I've been watching a bit of your 3D printer vids.

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