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FINAL SHOWDOWN Video editing PC, budget ~2k-3k

referendum88
  • 54 months ago

It's actually the first and only showdown - I don't have as much time as I'd like to do thorough research on this and need to get moving - have actually looked at a number of previous posts on this site with recommendations for video editing, though many of the builds also include gaming and what not. I will be using this computer more or less strictly for editing, as I have a cheapo computer that works great for everyday work use. Will be importing RAW video footage so storage is certainly a consideration. I mostly use After Effects (with lots of effects), Premiere Pro, etc. I have a preliminary list of parts that I have cobbled together from various posts as I mentioned, but if someone could recommend me a build this would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: footage I work with is 2.5k RAW - not planning on working with 4k for now, but the 2.5k files are still huge in that format.

Also a couple things I forgot, I also need a decent monitor and would like to stay under $3k with that included, though I could go over if it is necessary. And I noticed a number of people recommended Windows 10 Pro recently on similar builds - any reason in particular?

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  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Dual socket 16 core Haswell-EP workstation w/16GB RAM per CPU. Well suited to parallel workflows and export rendering (AE ray-tracing engine is the C4D CPU based renderer, which can scale to all 32 threads of these CPUs).

SSD software drive for fast booting and loading software.

10TB working space (configure in RAID0 if your footage is > ~100MB/s).

W7100 for quad- 4K 30bit 60hz monitor support and excellent openCL GPGPU acceleration in Premier/AE.

Example shown with a 4K 30 bit 60hz IPS panel known for excellent color accuracy right out of the box.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $604.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $604.99 @ SuperBiiz
Heatsink SUPERMICRO SNK-P0050AP4 Heatsink $40.00
Heatsink SUPERMICRO SNK-P0050AP4 Heatsink $40.00
Motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X10DAL $303.00
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Storage G.Skill Phoenix FTL 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $144.99 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $144.99 @ B&H
Video Card AMD FirePro W7100 8GB Video Card $619.95 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.39 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell P2715Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $494.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3513.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-30 17:05 EST-0500

If you could afford a bit more, I'd advise consideration of the SuperMicro X10DAC motherboard, in a larger Nanoxia case, with a bit bigger/nicer PSU. This would give you a lot more room for drive expansion. That would add a few hundred.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir! I had actually based my preliminary list in large part on some of your recommendations to other users in similar situations. If it's not too much trouble would you mind providing the part numbers you mentioned, that you would recommend with the X10DAC? I have done small things to various computers (added RAM, swapped PSU, etc) but this is my first build from scratch, so my main concern is ensuring I get the right parts.

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Here's a build with the X10DAC in a massive case.....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $614.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $614.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Supermicro X10DAC-O $460.00
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
System/Application Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Video Card AMD FirePro W7100 8GB Video Card $619.95 @ B&H
Case Nanoxia NXDS6B ATX Full Tower Case $205.54 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $34.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4049.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 00:50 EST-0500

I took the liberty to demonstrate an approach using cheap high capacity SSD's for active project drives, and archive style storage drives for storage/backup. Also included a larger PSU to support a better upgrade path and moved up to some large Noctua coolers, which are largely overkill for these CPU's, but will run very quiet and support an upgrade to anything on this socket. (the smaller supermicro brand coolers in the other build would also work fine here and support any upgrade path, but this board has room for larger so I took advantage).

Obviously the storage solution depends on what sort of bandwidth and space you really need to get going. I'm just throwing you some ideas here.


You can always start these dual socket builds off with a single CPU to save costs up front. Just have to make sure when adding a second CPU that the stepping is closely matched to the first. I believe these CPU's support +/- 1 stepping family for pairing.

See page 6 and 43: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/specification-updates/xeon-e5-v3-spec-update.pdf

Here's an example of how this build could get started for under $3000....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $614.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Supermicro X10DAC-O $460.00
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Storage Sandisk Extreme Pro 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Video Card AMD FirePro W7100 8GB Video Card $619.95 @ B&H
Case Nanoxia NXDS6B ATX Full Tower Case $205.54 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2767.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 01:08 EST-0500

To give an idea of how such a build might grow over time....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2697 V3 2.6GHz 14-Core OEM/Tray Processor $2514.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2697 V3 2.6GHz 14-Core OEM/Tray Processor $2514.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12DXi4 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Supermicro X10DAC-O $460.00
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $73.98 @ Directron
System/Application Intel 750 Series 400GB PCI-E Solid State Drive $249.99 @ Newegg
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Project Sandisk Ultra II 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Archive 8TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $219.99 @ B&H
Video Card AMD FirePro W7100 8GB Video Card $619.95 @ B&H
Compute card W8100 $950.00
Case Nanoxia NXDS6B ATX Full Tower Case $205.54 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $34.99 @ Newegg
Other SFF8643 to x4 SATA Breakout Cable $26.00
Other SFF8643 to x4 SATA Breakout Cable $26.00
Other ICY DOCK MB998SP-B ToughArmor 8 x 2.5” SATA 6Gbps 7mm HDD / SSD Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x 5.25” bay $124.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $11981.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 00:45 EST-0500

Note the 8 X 2.5" drive adapter and LSI breakout cables (see others). You'd want to put all the SSD's in there and connect them to the LSI SAS/SATA controller on the motherboard.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you again for all the detail on this - I went ahead and ordered most of the parts last night based on your first suggestion with the X10DAL, as after some consideration it (seems) like that setup should be good for right now, plus I am already over my budget for this. Will be very helpful to reference these other posts moving forward.

So one thing you had mentioned is configuring the two storage drives in RAID 0 - the footage I'm using is ~120MB/s which crosses your threshold. If I run those two drives in RAID 0, what would the best option be to backup? I was planning on getting an external backup, and perhaps a third or fourth drive for internal backup which I suppose could be configured in RAID 10? In your opinion, what would make the most sense for the money?

Also any external backups you would recommend for this system? Thanks again

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

There isn't an absolute right or wrong answer to how you deal with your project/media drives and backup. There are many ways to do this.

For 120MB/s footage, mechanical drives are going to be borderline. When the data is on the outside of the platters, they will keep up, but as you use up more space and venture towards the center of the platters they will drop the data rate of your footage and you'll no longer be able to play back the footage or preview very well.

The ideal solution to this, would be some cheap 1TB SSDs to use as your project drives, as I suggested in those alternate builds. These can typically do ~300-500MB/s sequential. If that's cost prohibitive, then use mechanical drives and overcome the bandwidth limitations with one of a few options:

Option 1: partition the 5TB drives into a ~2TB partition and ~3TB partition, with the 2TB partition "first," (physically located near the outside of the platters), and the 3TB partitions after (towards the center of the platters). Use the 2TB partitions as active project media storage space, and the 3TB partitions for other storage or backup or exported/compressed/finished media that does not require the high bandwidth for playback. The smaller partition on the outer rim of the disk should support your bandwidth requirements for playback in most conditions, though some real-time previews may stutter during transitions.

Option 2: RAID0 with 2 drives basically just splits the data to each drive, so sequential read and write bandwidth is doubled and drive capacity is cumulative (5+5=10). This will support your bandwidth requirements across the full capacity of the drives.

Option 3: RAID1 with 2 drives basically duplicates data to each drive, so write bandwidth remains the same, read bandwidth is doubled, capacity remains equal to a single drive (5+5=5). This will support your bandwidth while providing some redundancy.

There isn't a "best" option here. Each comes with trade-offs. If it were my build and the 1TB SSD's weren't an option due to budget, I would use RAID0, and implement some sort of automated backup solution for the project/media files using large archive drives.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

OK I will look into this, I am over budget for the pc as it is, I'll give one or more of these options a shot and then look at upgrading later if needed. I've got everything ordered though and will be putting it together in the next week or two, thanks again for all the help, really saved me some time and I'm sure a better build than I would have come up with either way.

  • 54 months ago
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I don't know why you're making this so much more complicated than it needs to be. Other than being way over budget on your first suggestion you were pretty much right on. All you really needed to do was drop the second CPU and switch out the crap SSD.

The X10DAL was fine. I'm not sure why you got rid of it. The only thing it really lacks that I can use to justify changing it is its halved RAM slots. Otherwise it's the same thing as an X10DAI-O which simply adds in the missing RAM slots for $80 more.

The jump from it to the X10DAC was a bit startling, as you generally suggest pretty good workstations. They have no need for the two SFF8643 ports, and it was a $160 jump from the X10DAL. It's simply not needed. There are more than enough SATA connections for pretty much anything they would reasonably need, and C612's controller is absolutely up to the task. If the LSI 3008 it has was actually a RAID controller I could justify the cost, but it's not. It's an HBA and pointless unless they have 8 more drives they need to connect after filling all 10 SATAs or are standing up a sizeable array that would actually require the SAS.

If you wanted to give them the ability to add more RAM that's what both QPI(albeit with a tiny bit of overhead) and the X10DAI are for.

You also have only 16GB in your under-$3000 list which I would absolutely not recommend for what they are doing.

This is what I would end up doing with your list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ B&H
Video Card AMD FirePro W7100 8GB Video Card $619.95 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell P2715Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $494.49 @ Amazon
Other SUPERMICRO SNK-P0050AP4 Heatsink $35.40
Other SuperMicro MBD-X10DAL-I-O $299.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3007.68
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2987.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 14:36 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Caples, do you think it's necessary to go with that SSD over the 240GB listed in the build? Also what would you recommend for backing up storage, raid or no raid, etc?

Edit - also would you mind expanding on this? "You also have only 16GB in your under-$3000 list which I would absolutely not recommend for what they are doing." - I'm not totally clear on what you are referring to. Thanks!

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't know how much source video you're starting with or how long you expect your finished products to be, so I've erred on the side of caution with the size of the SSD. If you fully expect to never need more than 240GB for the boot/scratch it's absolutely fine to get a smaller SSD. I would still stick with an Extreme Pro or an 850 Evo/Pro.

As for RAID and backups, RAID is not a backup solution. It is a fail-safe in case a drive dies. Backups of your projects should always be kept separate from the array's storage. In this list's case the 4TB drives should be put into a mirrored RAID in order to offer your drive parity. It surprises me whenever people offer large singular drives and zero redundancy for workstations like this.

Depending on the length and resolution of your projects 16GB can quickly become insufficient for editing. When you're making changes to a project they don't get written directly to a disk. They are instead loaded into system memory where changes are made and finally written to disk when you either save it or render it. 16GB is what I would call acceptable for 2K while 32GB is what I would call comfortable.

At some point the amount of RAM becomes more about convenience and efficiency than necessity, and I would call that line 16GB. You absolutely have the budget for it, though, so I would not cut it down any.

Unrelated to your question I was looking over the list again and I began to wonder why we're not using a Quadro. While OpenCL is a utilized in Adobe products, it is currently utilized only lightly. There is a much wider support for Cuda and the K4200 is a more aappropriate- and cheaper, solution than a FirePro. I have no idea why I didn't make that change earlier.

All that considered, I feel like I need to change my recommendation a bit. Mainly because of the change in graphics card.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler SUPERMICRO SNK-P0050AP4 Heatsink $35.40
Motherboard SuperMicro MBD-X10DAL-I-O $299.99
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ B&H
Video Card PNY Quadro K4200 4GB Video Card $779.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell P2715Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $494.49 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2977.73
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2957.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 17:39 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

The X10DAL was fine. I'm not sure why you got rid of it. The only thing it really lacks that I can use to justify changing it is its halved RAM slots. Otherwise it's the same thing as an X10DAI-O which simply adds in the missing RAM slots for $80 more.

If you payed any attention to the thread you'd know exactly why. We didn't "get rid of it," I offered it as an alternative for a larger build with support for a lot more drives. Referendum88 requested that I demonstrate how that sort of build would look, thus, a build around that board was presented.

The jump from it to the X10DAC was a bit startling, as you generally suggest pretty good workstations. They have no need for the two SFF8643 ports, and it was a $160 jump from the X10DAL. It's simply not needed. There are more than enough SATA connections for pretty much anything they would reasonably need.

You seem to really know a lot about what people don't need.

Excellent skill to have if you're goal is to be a central planner in a communist country.

This build is for editing high bandwidth raw footage. A single project can wind up consuming many terabytes of space when working with this sort of footage. A build in a massive tower with the additional LSI controller onbaord makes perfect sense for a large scale high end editing machine. It was worth taking the time to demonstrate for consideration.

If the LSI 3008 it has was actually a RAID controller I could justify the cost, but it's not. It's an HBA and pointless unless they have 8 more drives they need to connect after filling all 10 SATAs or are standing up a sizeable array that would actually require the SAS.

Nobody uses hardware RAID anyway, and the build was demonstrated with large SSD's that could easily handle the sequential rates required. There wouldn't be any need for RAID with those SSD's.

The DAC doesn't cost much more than the DAI, and the build in LSI controller leaves more room for upgrades in expansion slots.

You also have only 16GB in your under-$3000 list which I would absolutely not recommend for what they are doing.

I guess you missed the point of that build demonstration entirely. Though I could see why you'd be so concerned with only 16GB RAM, since it can't be upgraded at all. It's a locked in fixed deal. Those empty slots can never have RAM added to them after the build is assembled the first time.

This is what I would end up doing with your list.

Your PSU doesn't have the necessary EPS power connectors for the second CPU socket.

The case you've selected only comes with 2 X 3.5" drive mounts.

The memory you've selected is only single rank (no rank interleave).

Nice work there.

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

I posted a list in a reply to one of Allan's posts so I'll post it as a direct reply to you as well, since I'm sure it will get lost if I don't.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core Processor $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Memory Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $64.98 @ Mac Mall
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ B&H
Video Card AMD FirePro W7100 8GB Video Card $619.95 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell P2715Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $494.49 @ Amazon
Other SUPERMICRO SNK-P0050AP4 Heatsink $35.40
Other SuperMicro MBD-X10DAL-I-O $299.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3007.68
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2987.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 14:36 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll have a look at these!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't bother, his list is full of problems.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean like how I can buy 16 RAM for 79.99? And he would spend like 128.... And his overpriced memory.... and.... Well you get the point

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No I mean like the lack of EPS power connectors for the motherboard and a case that only comes out of the box with 2 X 3.5" drive bays.

The "overpriced" memory is a requirement in a dual socket system, though I'd prefer to see dual rank DIMM's used to maximize interleave capabilities.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm bothered that he used an RM PSU in a PC that costs over $2000.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I'll look at these options!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

SLI/Crossfire is useless in video editing and all GPGPU compute workloads.

Putting a 2600 series E5 on a single socket board makes no sense unless it's a high end 12-18 core CPU. The E5-1650 V3 makes more sense at that price point.

Putting an HSF capable of dissipating 500W on an 85W CPU also makes no sense.

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