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My First Workstation

by jayhall15

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Date Published

Sept. 12, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.72GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.0GHz

Description

This was my first build and my first PC usually edit my video work off of a Mac recently upgraded all my production equipment to at least 4K cameras (2x Sony A7s II & a Blackmagic URSA mini 4.6k) and my top spec 2016 MacBook Pro struggled with the 4K timelines even at 1/2 preview resolution. If I added any layers or colour correction playback was out of sync and glitches.

Contemplated saving up for top spec Mac Pro but components were 3 years old and storage was pathetic and for a few thousand dollars less I built this. I have two NVIDIA Titan X (pascals) in the pipeline so will swap out the 1080s when I receive those. They will also run in HB SLI.

Originally bought a 450D but the power supply wouldn't fit and was too snug so had to buy the huge 750D which was a shame as wanted something a tad smaller. Will add an additional three 8TB archive Harddrives in the near future giving me a total of 4 . I plan to run them in two Seperate RAIDS with one backing up the other.

I use the 3x 1TB Samsung 850 SSD as project drives, run Windows 10 pro and applications off of the Samsung 950 pro M.2 500gb, I use the 500gb Samsung 850 SSD for games.

I added the thunderbolt extension included with the ASUS Deluxe II motherboard.

Better pictures to come shortly

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bluebanzai 7 Builds 14 points 9 months ago

Love the amazing parts list and it's a beautiful build. That setup though..no offense but are you in a New Zealand jail?

rojamb1234 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Sorta looks temporary. Idk OP will have to answer.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Rojamb1234 you nailed it just put there as I built it at home moving it to office just wanted to share my excitement

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Haha nah just build it in my small home office over the weekend and put some photos up because I was excited I'm a free man don't worry haha

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Kilomona 13 points 9 months ago

First build

  • spends 9000 dollars*
Jerome54 6 points 9 months ago

Actually if you take the total amount in NZD and convert it to USD using today's exchange rate... its price tag goes over $12,000!!!

But that's with the 1080s... Wait for the updated part list to have the Titan XPs in there! :-D

jban01 2 points 9 months ago

EXACLTY

nostrocrompt 1 Build 9 points 9 months ago

I think it should be called "My First and Final Workstation." Have you considered what you're going to do once it becomes self aware? Wait... we haven't heard from the OP since he posted this.... +1

nakaman 2 Builds 5 points 9 months ago

Sky net has taken form.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 4 points 9 months ago

Hahahahaha :(

Andreacilent 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

EXTREME! GOOD JOB

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man took me a long time to save and grab parts but happy finally completed

rtr1999 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

insane build, but under your desk really?

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Haha I know it's a crime haha just in small home office temporarily just wanted to put up some photos

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Hey Everybody! Come see how much money I have! XD

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 5 points 9 months ago

I'm by no means wealthy dude just business investment from working my *** off

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

It's all good, I was sorta trying to make an Anchorman reference...I failed :(

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

hahaha now I get it hahaha

CleverJimmy 2 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

That's one hell of a first build

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks man

lmsycho 1 point 9 months ago

I was thinking the exact same xD god damn

bigdaddy05 2 points 9 months ago

4k cameras but 720p pictures???

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Just excited and put up some quick photos but thanks for the hate X

auldae 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

You may be aware of this, but you built one really nice PC. +1

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Thanks man sorry the pictures and location don't do it justice was too excited to move it to my work and take proper photos

TheWaffleH0use 1 point 5 months ago

I think his PC may be aware too

DISEASE 1 point 9 months ago

HOLY SH@#T! I can't even dream about something like that

Enrico411 1 point 9 months ago

Now thats a powerfull system O.O

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man still getting used to Windows

ZyyzxGaming 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

This build is the stuff that most people on here dream about building. Great looking build +1

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man

Faizan 1 point 9 months ago

Phenomenal build.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you I'm loving it so far

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OccamAsylum 10 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Total annihilation.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thank you

TheMadCowitist 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I wish I had that kind of money. Nice build! I'm no expert so I might be wrong but you might want to flip the psu orentation because it seems to be on carpet.

montiago 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Don't think that's carpet, bud.

ctmuck 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

It's definitely concrete. Questions for anybody. If I have my PC on a wooden platform I made about 6" off the ground where carpet lies, am I presenting any added risk with a downward facing PSU?

montiago 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

If it's not in direct contact with the carpet, you should be fine.

ctmuck 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Cool thanks!

TheMadCowitist 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Dunno, I might just be bad at this whole new "seeing" thing.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

It's probably my poor phone pictures

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

On hard polished concrete floor at the moment

AlexDimGR 1 point 9 months ago

2 Things, First, why not spend the extra money and go for 2 titan x's (pascal) ? And second, please upload a picture with those monitors on portrait mode it would be EPIC!!!

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Hey bro have ordered the Titans not avalible in New Zealand yet so trying to get them shipped to family in the UK

Cazza_ 1 point 9 months ago

Is that a server to the left?

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Nah haha a cheap colour laser printer

Cazza_ 1 point 9 months ago

lol my bad :)

Alexius_ 1 point 9 months ago

You went from a Macbook to this... this probably renders 4k faster then Macbook renders 720p not to mention it has an ungodly amount of storage and RAM.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

MacBook Pro 2016 top spec

Alexius_ 1 point 9 months ago

True, but still a pathetically weak computer... especially for the price.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

The MacBook Pro?

Alexius_ 1 point 9 months ago

yes

alex_church_13 1 point 9 months ago

lol what are your render times?

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 4 points 9 months ago

Well a 4K 1min clip that had colour correction colour grade and animated titles took approx 28mins on MacBook Pro and about 54 seconds on this beast

alex_church_13 2 points 9 months ago

holy crap

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

hahah thanks Alex

alex_church_13 1 point 9 months ago

lol your welcome. Great build!

TotalInsanity4 2 points 9 months ago

As it turns out, these are not pictures taken on a camera but 3D models rendered with 4K textures at the same speed a polaroid develops at

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Hahaha

The.Geeked. 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I wanna know too! lmao!

alex_church_13 1 point 9 months ago

ya. i bet is is crazy

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

They are pretty ridiculous compared to my 2016 MacBook Pro

Justiceinacan 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

If only I could convince my descom teachers to get some of these in XD overkill

Nice job dood Beyond nice job

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man appreciate it

xxdrzeagle77xx 1 point 9 months ago

jeez. can you upload a picture of the benchmarks. that pc is overkill

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Hey man will look into doing that new to PC

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Unigine Heaven Score:4378 on first run through 296.6 Max FPS

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Score of 12609 on Catzilla 4K settings will run all tests again wheni overclock

javierlrod 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

nice pc dude but i have to ask where do you work at? and why does your room look like a jail cell?

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man I work in Auckland home office needs some work I know

Xerokine 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

$10,000 computer setup, and a $10 desk, I love it.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

$400 desk small room man no need to hate

Xerokine 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I didn't hate it, thought it was great. As long as the space which to hold the things you need works for you then who cares. It could literally be a door on cider-blocks made into a desk and I wouldn't care.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Apologies for the misinterpretation

Xerokine 4 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

No problem, still a great PC!

Rory__ 1 point 9 months ago

wow, this build is insane

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man :)

xDiiThy 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

First and Last

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

Yeh I'm not sure how I'm going to eat for next 3 years

xDiiThy 3 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Canned Food to the rescue :)

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Haha I may have to sell some organs

diddy303 1 point 9 months ago

Is there a big hole in your bank account?

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

I no longer have any possessions other then my computer I even sold the gf

BodaciousBuddha 1 point 9 months ago

lol, I hope ya got a good price for the girlfriend.

J.Sammour 1 point 9 months ago

You've really put a lot of time and effort to build this. Well done

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man appreciate the support was a big step for me moving from mac to PC I'm glad most people seem to like the build

J.Sammour 1 point 9 months ago

I have a question, what do you need all the storage for?

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Each 1TB will hold a current video project so can be working on three projects at once. The 500gb is for games and the 8TB is to archive all my projects

J.Sammour 1 point 9 months ago

Great

Wolklung 1 point 9 months ago

I didn't think there was that much RAM in NZ total!

More photos!!!!

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Yeh it took a while to grab it all pretty much rounded up every last stick in stock

johnginn 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Can it run CS:GO and Dota 2? :p

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Only just

MayhemDarkshadow 1 point 9 months ago

Mother of Technology. I tip my hat to you

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man :)

dfarrell661 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

If this is your first workstation, what's going to be your second? The world's first pc that goes to Mars? humor implied

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

hahaha thanbks man first PC but not first computer so not as much as a giant leap as the title implies but still loving it hahaha

Morris94 1 point 9 months ago

It's ....... beautiful Wipes a tear

Can't wait for more photos!

ddehorta 1 point 9 months ago

Gorgeous and crazy and just ridiculously amazing its just pure heaven right there. Your great grand kids will have it later lol

BodaciousBuddha 1 point 9 months ago

<wipes drool away>

OP, what video editing software do ya use?

And, do you know how you're distributing the workload between the CPU and GPU? (I'm just looking for a proper balance between those two. Maybe for me a single 1060 would be sufficient for 4K video editing. Any info you can give me would be awesome).

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I edit in adobe cc so I let the gpus do the work for rendering which is amazing seriously cut down my render times. When editing I don't see my CPU load exceed 10% and that's with other applications open. My suggestion is that 4K is the new 1080 so to future proof yourself invest a little bit more in what already would be a considerable investment. I bought parts such as power supply case hardrives Blau ray player fans over an extended time period so costs were minimum whilst I did that I saved for a CPU and gpus I was fortunate that I had saved a nice amount to go and by the best current ones I could afford.

marcelmunarolo 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

This is an awesome build! Gratz! I have one question please. Both GTX 1080 are operating at 16x? I am asking it because on the DELUXE II user manual I saw that for PCIE16X_3 (second card) the bandwidth is shared with the M.2. Looks like if you use the M.2, then you will get the PCIE16X_3 working on 8x, is it true?

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Unfortunately this appears to be true

marcelmunarolo 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Don't worry, apparently it does not impact the performance. Your build is one of my favorites! From time to time I come here and dream with these parts! It is an amazing job!

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

O sweet that's kool I was going to grab a samsunng SSD instead

anoop.vas 1 point 9 months ago

For something with this many pieces of hardware, the wiring job looks amazing. Looks like it took a lot of effort.

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man still not as tidy as I'd like e.g white cable ties

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Thanks man was definitely hard tucking away all the cables

Yahtadi 1 point 9 months ago

What is this? 10k USD?

jayhall15 submitter 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

I think so the exchange rate is around 1.5 so probably $11k-$12k USD

AtticusDrake 1 point 8 months ago

Mr. Jayhall, What is the secret to such wealth?

lmsycho 1 point 8 months ago

Benchmarks?? GTA 5, Bo3, BF1, Division?? xD

ConnorOsmond 1 point 7 months ago

have you considered a ram-disk with 128gb of ram and editing at 4k you wouldn't come close to using that much ram. ram-disks can generally read/write at around 10 gigabytes per seconds this would be great for exporting.

ctf05 1 point 7 months ago

is the cpu cooler loud?

ctf05 1 point 7 months ago

is the cpu cooler loud?

Kavster 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

imagine putting a usb killer in this :0 :(

dgdunne 1 point 6 months ago

Very nice there Jay.

Im in exactly the same position. Have always been a Mac man working in the Video and VFX world. Though the time has come!

I'm wondering why you got the thunderbolt extension? For external RAID? I didnt know there was an extenion for the ASUS motherboard. Interesting.

Beastgamer1718 1 point 6 months ago

What have my eyes just seen

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Albert_shurl 1 point 6 months ago

Hey how did it feels switching from a (kinda useless) macbook to a one of the highest end PCs???? And +1 for the amazing build (u better buy a bigger desk for ur pc too r people might try arrest u :P)

webosb 1 point 5 months ago

Thinking about getting the same CPU and CPU Cooler. How's the H100i v2 performing with that CPU? And do you keep this machine all day or do you turn it off when not using it?

Fnafgirl1234 1 point 4 months ago

So you use this for everything right?

yazis 1 point 3 months ago

Wow! First, a couple of questions, are you a film-maker? YouTube channel link or Vimeo link, or indie stuff? I stumbled on your build as very few folks have a Blu-Ray burner, then I had a look at this workstation. Very impressive though I thought you might have a more fancy mobo, but that is not a criticism. I get the RAM amount and all of the storage and the GPU. I'd like to talk about 4K workflow sometime if you are into sharing that type of thing. Working on my own part list for a new build to handle 4K editing. I have the full CC sub but am still burning discs in HD, but now have a camera (Sony A6500) that shoots in 4K and I would like to see some footage on my LG OLED 55" screen.

ombla02 1 point 29 days ago

This is P.O.R.N. ! Love it !

Lyrix 0 points 9 months ago

damn thats nice!

Lyrix -1 points 9 months ago

Overkill. much!

DJHeroMasta 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

You don't know the meaning of overkill.

Lyrix 2 points 9 months ago

i do. But the 6950x has a Overkill price and underkill performance.

lmsycho 2 points 9 months ago

Agreed

Ninjadudewhat 1 Build 1 point 9 months ago

Also agreed. Great build, but I wouldn't have chosen or suggested anyone choose that cpu

BodaciousBuddha 1 point 9 months ago

If someone wanted a processor that's faster than an i7-6800k for 4K video editing , then what would you recommend?

Lyrix 1 point 9 months ago

6950x

BodaciousBuddha 1 point 9 months ago

That's about $1000... An overclocked i7-6800k is $440 with a $65 air cooler. It'll hit a stable 4 GHz at least.

Would an extra $500 be worth it? Or are those X series processors not worth the money?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

This isn't overkill...Its a video editing build, not a gaming build.

Lyrix 1 point 9 months ago

i know but the price....

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

Then why did you say what you did? Overpriced doesn't equal overkill.

Lyrix 0 points 9 months ago

the price is overkill. i can say whatever i want.

LemonComputers 1 point 9 months ago

But this is a workstation build, not an entry level build.

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

You can say whatever you want but that doesn't mean it makes sense or that you won't have to face the consequences. You just contradicted yourself with what you said.

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