First PC Build - Switching from Mac Pro, All AMD, Video Editing, using this to try to switch from Mac for video editing. New Mac Pro desktop price is ridiculous.
Already owned the Radeon VII that I purchased on initial release to use as eGPU as well as monitor and Windows 10 license (was running bootcamp on Mac). I carefully picked these parts based on AMDs new X570 PCIe gen 4.0 platform to take advantage of the heavy data transfer speed between system processing and drives, which is key when doing 4K video editing. Cost me $2000 to put all this together even though ignore the listing cost of 3600, which maybe what it maybe valued as.
Gaming on this is incredible. CSGO runs 290+ on full settings. PUBG 100+ on full settings. System stays cool with AIO liquid cooling, placed at the front of unit with the 3 stock fans oriented as intake rather than output from the radiator. Games use GPU and not as much CPU, thus the fans at high output end up blowing 29-degree air from radiator into the system. This keeps GPU and motherboard cool during heavy gaming. Not sure if this will be the case in video editing and may need to reorient them as this task tends to be both CPU and GPU heavy driven. On that note, I have not had the opportunity to test video editing as I am still figuring out what software to use on the PC. Maybe will try the free trial from Adobe Premier pro. Unfortunately for me, Final Cut Pro X only works on mac.
I have not overclocked the system because I am coming from the mac world and typically, we are not allowed to do these things. Once I know what I am doing and why in the Bios I will be sure to carefully take advantage of the available potential power. I did however apply the XMP profile to take advantage of the 3200 DDR4 ram. This increased my bench numbers on Geekbench 5 significantly.
Geekbench 5 benchmarks: -CPU: 1362 (single), 14558 (multi) -GPU: 90183 (OpenCL), 105264 (Vulkan)