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  1. #1 Recommend a PC build 
    Hello,

    I want/have no other choice but to try some PC build to run Resolve, Premiere, and After Effects.
    I will work on the raw footage from my bmpcc, but I want it to be as future-proof as possible within my budget in case I decide to switch to 4K at some point.

    I was considering trying this one, but when I do the numbers it's no longer $1,350, but around 2,000€ (plus a monitor; I come from a shitty laptop.)

    Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core LGA 1151 Processor
    Corsair Hydro Series H55
    ASUS ROG STRIX Z370
    EVGA 08G-P4-5173-KR GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 2666 MHz, C16
    Samsung MZ-V6E250BW SSD 960 EVO, 250 GB, M.2
    EVGA 110-B1-0750-VR

    Please, could you recommend some robust PC build within the 1,500€ budget? I'm tempted to combine elements from different configurations I'm seeing on YouTube to reach that figure, but I'm afraid of incompatibilities and such, since I don't really know what I'm doing.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Unfortunately both RAM and GPU's are quite inflated atm and having to add on a decent monitor, keyboard and mouse make the dollars add up.

    The build listed looks really great and sadly getting it cheaper means making a bit weaker.

    Here's a list I put together quickly trying to get it into budget. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VHXsLJ

    My goal was to keep the high end irreplaceable and substitute out the things that can be upgraded later. The build listed uses a mini ITX mother board which while a nice small form factor is more expensive. So I went with the larger ATX boards.

    It doesn't include mouse or keyboard. Isn't exactly focused on aesthetics ether. So I had to do a few things. I kept the i7 8700k because I feel it's the most important part and most irreplaceable in terms of upgrading later. I went with a cheaper MSI motherboard, had to drop down to the more affordable 6g GPU GTX 1060 card, dropped the M.2 hard drive and replaced it for a regular SSD, while M.2 is faster you can always upgrade later, SSD is plenty fast. For the HDD went with 3TB barracuda, it's so cheap it's worth it. Had to drop down to slightly slower Ram at 2400 MHz. Along with the necessary windows 10 home 64 bit and the Dell ultrasharp u2415 which is something like 98% accurate to Rec709.

    These are the compromises I'd make to get it into budget, For editing, general colour grading 6g GPU should be able to swing it comfortably for 4k work. Heavy VFX work though it might struggle a bit but do fine on anything 1080p.

    If you don't absolutely have to upgrade now I'd wait and cross my fingers that prices drop.
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    I have a PC with less than those specs and get by just fine with a BMPC4K. Main issue has been storage space. You're going to need more than 250 gb - fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeranSimpson View Post
    I have a PC with less than those specs and get by just fine with a BMPC4K. Main issue has been storage space. You're going to need more than 250 gb - fact.
    Thats for sure! the M.2/ SSD 250g is generally only for the operating system and priority programs. It will be necessary to further budget for HDD space.
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    An NVMe M.2 SSD boot drive is generally not going to show noticeable performance boost in real world results, only in benchmarks, and is much more expensive than a SATA SSD. Way more bang for your buck with a good SATA SSD.
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    Your build looks solid. You are certainly going to need more hard drive space. You can configure several HDDs into RAID 0 for cheap SSD-like read speed. Also get a large external HDD to back up all projects & footage.

    My Hard drive configuration looks like this:

    2xSSD, 4xHDD, 2xExternal HDD

    SSD to run OS & Programs — 4xHDD in RAID 0 for working footage — SSD for working project files — 2xExternal HDDs to backup footage & Project files twice (CYA)

    Also, as a personal preference, I would go with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700. It’s a bit cheaper, you get 8 cores and can overclock to well over 4ghz. The 2 extra cores are very much welcomed in the 4K world.
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    Thank you!

    So much to consider!
    Bob, indeed, it looks great, but it's expensive. That's why I was looking for something less pricey.
    However, I'll bookmark your advice and tyger11's on hard drive space. I think I'm gonna need it.

    Ryanite, thank you for your recommendation. It's still beyond my budget (1,500 pounds/1,700€), but it definitely looks terrific and your message is really informative.
    I'll check the parts individually to see if I can find better prices for them online.

    After I asked here, I watched this video where this guy suggests a really budget build. Ey, I could even get a monitor and it still would be a little over 1,000€.
    Can you guys see anything wrong with it? Here's his list. Sure, it won't be as powerful, but would it cause me any problems?

    Thanks for your time.
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    Here is a complete build that roughly fits your budget ($1654):

    Case: Thermaltake Tempered Glass Mid-Case
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...74&ignorebbr=1

    CPU - Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...98&ignorebbr=1

    Mobo - Gigabyte AM4 board
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...56&ignorebbr=1

    GPU - EVGA GTX 1060
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...75&ignorebbr=1

    RAM - GSKILL 16gb (2X 8GB)
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...88&ignorebbr=1

    SSD - WD Blue 250GB SSD
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...86&ignorebbr=1

    HDD (4TB RAID 0) - 2X WD Blue 2TB HDD
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...13&ignorebbr=1

    PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA 750w Gold
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...93&ignorebbr=1

    Monitor - 25" Dell UltraSharp IPS 99% sRGB (best color your going to get for the price)
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...57&ignorebbr=1

    Windows 10
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...92&ignorebbr=1

    Upgrade your RAM with two more 8GB sticks ASAP. And Upgrade your GPU to a GTX 1080 once you start working heavily with 4K RAW.
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    Thank you, Bob.

    I think I have enough information to make an informed decision now.

    Looking forward to trying this.
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