Description

I built my first computer in 2010, for music production and video editing. It had an i7-930, which was later joined by a GTX 750, and it served me well for many years, but it began showing its age some time ago, and I wasn't enjoying editing on it anymore, so I finally decided to retire it after a 9-year run.

This build was crafted with gaming as well as video editing in mind, with the hope that it will remain relevant for several years, at least. I went for a black/white theme with stock RGB only, set to white.

I swapped out the Wraith Prism for the Noctua NH-U12S (Chromax Black), due to the Prism being a bit too noisy for my taste. I didn't know if that was normal or just my poor luck, but the Noctua is pleasantly quiet and provides more than adequate cooling, so I'm happy with the upgrade.

The 750W BitFenix power supply was admittedly more than I needed, but it's well regarded and was on sale for $85, pre-tax.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very solid build. Wouldn't be shocked if it lasted you another 9 years given the specs tbh. +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It very well could last that long w/ added storage and perhaps a CPU upgrade in a few years. Esp. if storing and editing 4K video. By then 16K may be standard. I'm not sure why he did not get a 570 MB instead. Budget cap perhaps?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I went with 470 mainly because I don't need PCIe 4.0 and I was a little wary of the possibility of fan noise or failure on the lower-end 570 boards. I'm sure I'll upgrade to one eventually, as they become more standard.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Makes sense honestly. A 2070S doesn't even saturate PCIe 3's bandwidth and tbh that GPU should be serviceable for a long time to come, excluding a card failure

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice B&W build, esp. the white cables. Congratulations. I built a similar content creation PC last Dec. and got the 2700x CPU and GTX 2070 GPU. If I had waited 12 months I could have had what you have for about the same price. I was on a 2010 Sandybridge 2600-i5 processor and ran out of patience. I'm using the Prism cooler because I don't use the PC often, nor push it close to it's limits. Please add some close-up pics if you can and benchmark results. Thumbs up from me. Enjoy!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I've added a couple of pics with the glass panel removed. I hadn't done any benchmarking yet, but I just ran Cinebench and included that result, along with the temps while running it from HWiNFO. No overclock, running stock.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. I used a Noctua NH-D15, and wonder if I went way overkill and would have been better to use the one you chose. Would have taken up less space and given more room for the GPU and RAM.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I feel you. I put a D14 in my last computer and it also felt like overkill. The U12S has been decent, but I did set a more aggressive fan curve to keep temps at a comfortable level. Thankfully it's very quiet, so I hardly notice the difference.

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

What speakers are those?

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Logitech Z207 2.0. They're alright, but not great sounding if you like deep bass. I just wanted speakers to match my theme, so I'll probably upgrade when something better catches my eye.

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

is the Asus Prime X470-Pro became 3000 ryzen ready?

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  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

what should i do if i don't have the cpu?