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ttmallory

1 month ago

I have an old editing rig from my last job that I lost access to the operating system on so I need to wipe the hard drive and reinstall an operating system or should I just update and start fresh with a new build? Here are the specs:

Operating System Windows 10 Pro 64-bit CPU AMD FX-8350 35 °C Vishera 32nm Technology RAM 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 936MHz (11-11-11-30) Motherboard ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. M5A97 R2.0 (Socket 942) 32 °C Graphics PLL2210W (1920x1080@60Hz) 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 61 °C Storage 931GB Western Digital WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 (SATA ) 31 °C 931GB

Is any of this worth saving or should I scrap it and build a new one? I have a $1000 budget to build a new one if needed. What could be saved and what should I add to update this machine to be worthy of running Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects for years to come?

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Your storage drives and possibly CPU cooler, case, power supply, any case fans etc.. But your motherboard no, CPU no, DDR3 RAM no, unfortunately even today's budget components far outclass your existing specs.

You can probably save some money if you already have a good case, power supply & storage drive etc..

(https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/After-Effects-CC-2019-AMD-Radeon-VII-16GB-Performance-1381/) (https://www.pugetsystems.com/recommended/Recommended-Systems-for-Adobe-After-Effects-CC-144/Hardware-Recommendations) (https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/premiere-pro/system-requirements.html)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $363.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $48.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $173.59 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GAMING X Video Card $159.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake View 21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $69.89 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1011.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 15:51 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I do think I could reuse my current case, power supply, and 7200rpm storage drive for extra space. Could I get away with an AMD Ryzen 2700X which is much cheaper than the i7-9700K? Also what do you think about upgrading to 32GB ram for a little extra rendering kick?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

32 GB is fine, no issues there. You can choose whether you want to go with 4 sticks of 8GB or 2 of 16GB, 2 16GB sticks is probably better though as there are fewer sticks to go wrong or cause an issue.

If you choose to go with the Ryzen 2700X 3200 MHz RAM should be about perfect. You could also consider the I5 9600K/9600KF as an alternative as this processor was actually outperforming the 2700X in the CPU chart for After Effects, in which case you could easily use cheaper 3000 MHz RAM instead.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would the 3000 MHz RAM be cheaper? Just looking for good performance and trying to save some cash

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes/no depending on vendors.

At time of writing the difference is around 15-20 dollars for a 32 gb configuration with 2x16 sticks.

It depends on what CPU you have. For Intel CPUs the difference is negligible, but for AMD it makes a little bit of difference, though still not significant.

I would go for the 2700x instead of a 9700k. Is the Intel 9700k faster for Adobe. Probably. Is it significantly faster. No. Also you get additional threads from Ryzen so that helps with any other programs /applications you might have open. Save yourself $165.

Also another thing: don't get the 1650. Get an RX 570. Its slightly cheaper/faster.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome...thanks so much for your input

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What's your Case?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $333.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $938.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 16:27 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Mark...Case is an antique but should be serviceable. I would rather spend the money on 32gb RAM. What are your thoughts on downgrading to the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can do that. The 2700X would be slower on Adobe, but considering you use an older FX-8350 processor, it would be a huge improvement.

And the price will go down considerably as well. :)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $194.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $19.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $774.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-14 19:56 EDT-0400

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