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Post Date: 2021-07-13

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    Posted: 13 Jul 2021 at 10:40am
Please help me configure a build suitable for my needs.
Budget:
[Under, Way Under $3000 if Possible ]

Usage:
[Video Editing in 4K and Architectural Home Design Software w/3D]

Specifications:
[I'd like to run 3 displays with the center one a 27" 4K. At some point all 3 4K]

I keep coming up with $2600 to $3000 for cost. If I had to guess my builds within DS are overkill for my needs.

Thanks for your help. I know so little about all this stuff.
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I don't think overkill at all. This is what I come up with, and I think I have trimmed it almost to the bone:

     3979192    $2685

The Lynx case is because it saves $116. The CPU isn't the current generation, but it's a fine processor, and you need more cores/threads.

32GB of RAM is a must-have. You would benefit some from faster RAM, so you could consider the [email protected] +$56. It's not critical, though. RAM is really easy and not too expensive to upgrade later.

IMO, you need an 850W PSU for ability to upgrade without restriction.

The 500GB Firecuda is no longer available. Next best choice (only because it costs more) is the super-fast Samsung 500GB 980 PRO. For another $42, you could opt for the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, and step up to 1TB. It's a bit slower, but you would not notice. It's NVMe, so it's waaaay faster than SATA which is what the DS SSDs are.

The video card is where we falter. I think the 3060 Ti is the choice despite it's delayed status. It's not good for gaming at 4K, but that's not your use. It will drive multiple monitors, allow for video editing at 4K, and brings the budget under control. It compares well with a 2080 SUPER, which was the 2nd best card from the last generation. It beats out the 2080. Both of those cards were often mentioned as high-end editing solutions, and this card is in the same class. IDK if it will do well with 3x 4K monitors, it will depend on the work, but by the time you need to find out, there will be better cards out, and hopefully cheaper. The 3060 Ti beats a 3060 by 35% (!), and well worth waiting for.

IMHO, this rig will get the job done at a reasonable price, and be upgradeable for even better performance later.
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