Question Help me build a high end Intel editing PC.

Sportsshooter

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I want to build a new high end Windows Editing PC and have been out of the game since I built my last one in late 2016, early 2017. I used to build a new PC every 4 years but had taken a break from professional photography and am ramping up again. The PC I last built used top tier components at the time, what are the equivalent components available today?

I am starting to edit 4K video in addition to large digital image files. Primary editing software is Adobe Creative Cloud, DxO, Topaz, Photo Mechanic, and some Nikon programs.

I would like to stay with Intel, current generation, high end but not necessarily Extreme. I’ve used ASUS motherboards so want to start my search there. I want at least 64GB of RAM and prefer 128. I am not worried about paying for top end components’ but don’t need high overclocked versions of CPU’s or video cards.

I’ll use dual monitors, an NEC MultiSync PA272W for 100% Adobe RGB (1998) and a Dell 6K U3224KB for video editing.

Below are the components’ I ordered in December 2016.


ASUS ROG RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 / Intel Core i7-6850K w/ Corsair H100i V2

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio

G.SKILL TridentZ 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) F4-3200C14Q-64GTZ

CORSAIR AXi Series AX1200i Digital 1200W 80 PLUS PLATINUM

Cooler Master HAF X - High Air Flow Full Tower

2 ea. SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

LG Black 16X Blu-Ray BDXL SATA Internal rewriter w/3D Playback, BH16NS40

WD 6TB Red Pro 7200 rpm SATA III

2 ea. Repurposed WD Re 6TB HD - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache WD6001FSYZ


I can repurpose some of the hard drives and have also added a Synology NAS for additional storage and redundancy.


Thank you.
 

Tech Junky

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Use PCPartPicker.com for starting the build.

With the latest CPU release Asus and gigabyte have had some issues.

I would use ASRock or MSI instead.

Next thing to decide is whether or not to pay a premium for DDR 5. Frim a tech ical standpoint it's pointless other than spending more on the ram and mobo.
 
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But instead of building your own, you could also go with a monster rock solid Threadripper workstation:


This is pretty cheap considering the power you are getting:


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Here's the top of the line 5995WX with 128 threads from a system builder based in California: https://www.networkhardwares.com/pr...-32mb-win11-pro-64-32-0gb-1x1tb-ss-30e000mdus
 
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Sportsshooter

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But instead of building your own, you could also go with a monster rock solid Threadripper workstation:


This is pretty cheap considering the power you are getting:


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Here's the top of the line 5995WX with 128 threads from a system builder based in California: https://www.networkhardwares.com/pr...-32mb-win11-pro-64-32-0gb-1x1tb-ss-30e000mdus

Other than I want to build my own, want to use Intel and would never consider Lenovo, thanks for the suggestions.