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Question Want to build a desktop for Davinci Resolve


Junior Member
Jan 14, 2023
I'm new to the forum but wanted to ask folks who are smarter than I about recommendations on components for a Davinci Resolve 18 desktop. I'm going to be buying components over time starting with a motherboard. I think I want to go with Intel but open to suggestions. I look forward to your thoughts on components. Thanks in advance for your help.


Senior member
Jan 29, 2014
PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3qR6fv

CPU: Intel Core i5-13600KF 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor ($298.73 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($74.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z790M-ITX WIFI Mini ITX LGA1700 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Flare X5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Memory ($135.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: SK Hynix Platinum P41 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Intel Limited Edition Arc A770 16 GB Video Card ($349.00 @ B&H)
Case: Fractal Design Torrent Nano Mini ITX Tower Case ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Fractal Design Ion+ 660P 660 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($144.44 @ Amazon)
Total: $1508.03

Not much to go on but here’s a first try. You might be able to swap to a 13700KF if you go with a cheaper mATX board and case.

This is a good review of Raptor Lake and DaVinci:

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Tech Junky

Platinum Member
Jan 27, 2022

I don't see any requirements on the SW side that indicates what we're shooting for here.

With that in mind what else do you plan on using it for?

I would get the K over the KF for a couple of reasons. 1. the K will give you video output if the GPU doesn't work 2. the price difference isn't huge

If you want to slim down the price....

Swapped the mobo / ram / CPU / PSU and roughly $175 less. @ $1328


Senior member
Oct 23, 2014
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