Still needs RAID, color correction tools, real monitors, 208v plug, 50amp circuit wired, and cooling
Absolutely beautiful! I'm not trying to be a wet blanket or anything, but how do you plan to keep this clean from dust?
I'm not a big OCer and I can't answer your question intelligently, but I can say that I OC'd from 3.2 to 3.5 with absolutely no change in heat according to the software I was using. It also didn't become any louder. Hope this helps!
Since I'm making more and more money from editing, I have no regrets.
It's hard to tell if the 8-core was truly "worth it" considering that I don't know if a 6-core would have been good enough. Most things are instant, so maybe a 6-core would be instant too. After Effects is the only program where I can't do things instantly, so it's reasonable to assume that the 6-core would have been even slower. I used to dread doing special effects because it took soooooo long to preview. The time I save is extremely noticeable.
I can say with certainty that I'm very happy - I can have all my creative programs open at the same or render videos while streaming a game with no problems at all.
Five years ago I would have slapped myself for building this because I figured that you should buy moderate stuff and upgrade every 2-3 years. I believe that things have changed though, and technology is at the point where this CPU should last 5 years or more. Maybe I'm wrong, but I have a hard time envisioning that any software or video tech will make this chip obsolete any time soon. 4K video is a breeze to work with and it's not even the standard yet. Hopefully the money spent on this chip will future-proof me for awhile.
Hmm I didn't even know about this - I'll look into it. Thanks!
How do you feel about editing on a large single monitor instead of dual screens? Have you spent a lot of time with dual screens? Personally, I find the duals mandatory for video editing since it's very easy to put different content on different screens. I can also play a video game like Hearthstone or watch a movie on one monitor, and do mindless edit work on the other at the same time. I guess you can do all of this with one large screen, especially if you ran everything in windowed mode. Thoughts?
It's a little disappointing when I think I'll be looking at a $4,000 build but the money is all in the software and monitors.
A truly beautiful editing build. I'm an aspiring motion graphics artist myself who's still learning - I hope that one day I'll have a rig like this too!
Beautiful! Why'd you go with two GTX 890 Ti cards rather than two 1080s or even Titan X cards?
Sounds good to me! I'm totally with you. I could have shaved over $1000 off of my rig very easily and I'm sure it would run just fine for the stuff I do, but I just wanted to have some of the best stuff.
It sounds like you know what you're doing, but the 6950X is probably flat-out worse than a 6700X for someone who's strictly gaming. If you just want to have it though, you'll definitely make people like a bit jelly lol.
That's probably not a good idea. A single Xeon will give you a lot of cores, but you'll be sacrificing clock speed. The computer will probably seem slow for most tasks. For a single core creative workstation, I'd recommend the 6900X. It's half the price of a Xeon and it has a much faster clock. Check out my completed rig - that's what I wound up doing after a lot of research. If price is no issue, a dual Xeon build (like this guy's rig) is the way to go for editing.
Oh that's awesome then!
Why did you go with the 5960 when you could have gotten a 6900 for only ~$80 more?
It does when you have a bad back!
Very beautiful! The PSU being upside-down makes me feel a little itchy though...
Thanks! I actually find myself still trying to get used to 1440; the text is pretty small when I'm on full resolution. I'm not sure if 4K is a good idea for me just yet, especially since the type of editing I do doesn't require that kind of detail.
I usually don't care a whole lot about packaging, but that box definitely made the whole building process a bit more exciting!
Thanks! The old build still works just fine - I only wrote "RIP" because it's being replaced by a better soldier. I gave it to a friend as a birthday present since it's a massive upgrade over his Mac.
It would be great if you listed out your intentions for the rig because "Do-It-All" is kind of vague. Some parts, like the single 100Hz monitor and the 128GB of RAM (gotta be thinking RAM drive for gaming unless you did just want to waste money), suggest that you're more focused on gaming. Other parts, like the CPU, seem to be more for video editing. If you were only concerned with gaming, you could have picked a cheaper CPU that would have actually been better, but if you're looking to do creative stuff, then the SSDs look a little skimpy. Can you please clarify in your description?