Description

This computer is used for video editing on Adobe Premiere Pro and Davinci Resolve. It was originally built three years ago with an i7 6800k and a GTX 1070 but has recently but upgraded with the new Ryzen 3950X and an RTX 2080 S. I am really happy with how it turned out and the massive increase in performance prior to the upgrade.

Part Reviews

CPU

I love this CPU! It's very fast and the performance is great as well.

CPU Cooler

The pump is beautiful. The fans are really quiet. Installing it was very difficult in my micro atx case but eventually it was able to fit after removing the hard drive cage in the case.

Motherboard

Seems to be working fine. The silver looks nice and it has a good heatsink for the NVME M.2 SSD.

Storage

Very fast SSD. It's a bit old now but I got it three years ago when I originally built my computer and I kept this drive.

Video Card

It is a pretty thick card and the cooler doesn't look fantastic but it does the job and the silver on the bottom of the cooler sort of matches the motherboard.

Case

The case fits everything, it was just very challenging to build in with a 280mm radiator mounted at the front. I regreat buying the windowless version so i'm thinking of purchasing the single panel of tempered glass available which is compatible with this case as Fractal Design sell it for about $50 AUD.

Power Supply

Great power supply. Never had any problems with it.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

16 F'ing cores. Holy crap. That's dope! I'm jealous. I built w/ an 8 core 2700x last Dec. and still enjoy it. This should suit you fine for years to come ... at least until a 32 or 64 core CPU/MB is affordable. Thanks for posting and enjoy!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

thicc

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

hello

Can you provide cpu/gpu under load temps?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Pinelow, under load the CPU hit about 47 degrees celsius and the graphics card hit 68 degrees celsius.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you chris. If i may ask, how do you test cpu under load temp? cinebench? aida?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes both of them

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the new build! Ryzen 9 3950x is a great cpu that will serve you well, but an editing build would benefit greatly from a non-gaming focused gpu.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi SaturnDragon7, a non-gaming focused gpu of around equivalent performance was not within my budget. However, the 2080 S also had studio drivers which I downloaded and I think they are more creator focused.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, I can understand that you didn't buy multi-thousand dollar RTX Quadros, but the Radeon VII has better workstation performance than nearly all gaming-marketed gpus (with the exception of the costly RTX 2080 TI and Titan RTX), and has its xfx variant on sale for around $500.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I just shopped for the 2950x at BestBuy and they appear to be sold out. I'm guessing they will have more inventory in a week or two. I'm just glad they were offering it at list price.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. But are you sure the vrm's on that MB can handle the voltage/heat necessary to truly unlock the power of the 3950x? That seems like a budget MB vs a high-end.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I don't intend to overclock it and it seems to be handling it completely fine at the moment. I had budget constraints so I wasn't able to go more high-end on the motherboard otherwise I would have liked to.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Congratulations on getting it done before Christmas. I am upgrading my old system also to Ryzen 9 3950X. Thinking of using my 4-year old Samsung M.2 950 Pro. Were there any issues when you reinstalled an operating system on it? Did you take the opportunity to secure erase or sanitize the ssd drive? Did you perform a trim operation to recover blocks? Did you have any Secure Boot issues? I just ordered my 3950X this morning, to arrive Monday and am champing at the bit to start the build, but still have lots of research on parts. Thanks for helping with my research.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn’t even reinstall the operating system. I just put the SSD into the new build and deleted the old 6850k drivers and installed new drivers and it has worked perfectly ever since the drivers were installed.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great build!

Quick question - have you noticed any coil whine noise?

Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No none as of yet.