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New to Building; Android development, video editing/rendering - for $1200 to $1500

MojaveHigh
  • 12 months ago

I'm a programmer, but have sadly never built my own machine before, mostly because I have mainly used text editors and didn't need much in the way of hardware. Now, I am getting into Android development (likes a lot of memory) and, as a hobby, video editing and rendering (likes a good GPU), plus I'd like to play around with AI and NN (with a 2nd GPU or just a really kickass 1st one).

I have a $1200 - $1500 budget to build a machine with a solid foundation (MOBO, CPU, NVMe SDD and GPU) that I can add to later as more money becomes available (extra memory, 2nd SDD, RGB), so I'd like a board with four memory slots and two M.2 slots. I also want to make sure the PSU supports future growth and the GPU supports 2+ monitors.

Basic budget is $1200 and I'm partial to Intel unless AMD is better for my situation. The extra $200-$300 could go to a better CPU or GPU.

  • Budget: $1200 (up to $1500 if it gets me a much better CPU or GPU)
  • Location: US
  • Use: Programming (Android), video editing (Davinci Resolve), AI/NN as a hobby, Flight Sims. (I have two monitors)
  • Peripherals required: Don't need monitor, mouse or keyboard
  • Operating System required: None; already have Windows 10

Thanks!

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $294.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $174.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $154.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda Compute 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB AMP Extreme Core Video Card $499.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake - V200 Tempered Glass RGB Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1552.71
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1482.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-06 23:55 EDT-0400

absolute f***ing unit of a GPU.

This processor will perform amazing in all multicore workloads while being wayy cheaper than the i9-9900k. plus stock cooler is more than enough

Not to mention, it looks sexy as hell.

5TB storage (1TB NVME 4TB HDD) and 32GB ram.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That's pretty sweet! Would you mind trying an Intel build? I just want to see how they differ. Thanks.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $369.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Shadow Rock 2 51.4 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $40.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - Z370M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $98.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $164.99 @ Amazon
Storage HP - EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $154.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda Compute 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 64 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card $419.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake - V200 Tempered Glass RGB Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1552.69
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $1487.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-08 08:57 EDT-0400

GPU is still very good but will lack on AI because of the lack of the dedicated cores on the RTX lineup. Also these GPUs run insaneeeeeely hot. Hope you have good case airflow.

You lose 2c/4t in the processor but it’s single core performance is much better. Also GPU loses NVENC (video encoding will be slower) while AMD has its own encoder it’s not as good.

Everything else is the same.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

To clarify the performance of the CPUs here’s the benchmark rankings (note most workloads you’re describing rely on multi core speeds but most games rely on quad core and single core.)

https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8700K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-2700X/3937vs3958

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, just so I'm clear, the Radeon RX is going to run really hot and lacks in AI abilities compared to the GeForce RTX, right?

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

RX performs similar (Vega 64 = 2070, 56 = 2060) in workload tasks but run way hotter. RTX gets DLSS (deep learning super sampling) cores which can help with AI (uses AI for anti aliasing in games) and the dedicated tensor cores are great for machine learning.

I wouldn’t say it runs extremely hot but it’s gonna be hotter without good case ventilation

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU *AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $294.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP - EX900 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Video Card *MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB VENTUS Video Card $494.00 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC - Silence-BK-Window ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix - Whisper M 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.27 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1392.21
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-07 00:22 EDT-0400
  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! Would it be possible for you to do an Intel based rig?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm also wondering if you put that 650 W PSU in because I might do future upgrades or because this rig would require that much power.

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