If you could build your dream desktop

Discussion in 'PC' started by FrankWhite23, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. FrankWhite23

    FrankWhite23 Kapellmeister

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    Ok guys can you give me your opinion on this setup.. all I'm missing is a graphics card.. which I want a half decent one ... I might get into video editing one day.. who knows
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler

    NZXT Kraken Z73 360mm - RL-KRZ73-01 - AIO RGB CPU Liquid Cooler - Customizable LCD Display - Improved Pump - Powered by CAM V4 - RGB Connector - Aer P 120mm Radiator Fans (3 Included)

    ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming (WiFi 6) AMD AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Gaming Motherboard (PCIe 4.0, 2.5Gb LAN, BIOS Flashback, HDMI 2.1, Addressable Gen 2 RGB Header and Aura Sync




    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600) C16 Desktop Memory - Black

    SAMSUNG (MZ-V7S1T0B/AM) 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology

    SAMSUNG 870 QVO SATA III 2.5" SSD 4TB (MZ-77Q4T0B

    NZXT H710i - CA-H710 i-W1 - ATX Mid Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Quick-Release Tempered Glass Side Panel - Vertical GPU Mount - Integrated RGB Lighting - White/Black

    Corsair RMX Series, RM850x, 850 Watt, 80+ Gold Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply (CP-9020180-NA)
     
  2. slowpoke

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    Can't speak to the rest of that setup, but I can vouch for the Z73. Not the last word in cooling but it keeps my 10900K from melting and it looks great while it's doing it. Also, it's quiet. No gurgling or scraping, unlike a lot of the older Asetek pumps. Swapped out the stock fans for Corsair QL140 RGB jobbies to match the rest of the case. If you just want the best AIO cooler, the Arctic Liquid Freezer II is the best i've had but what can I say, I likes the bright lights.
     

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  3. mr maki

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    see if you can get the 5900x one up fort he same price if not then yea good looking set up
    and im very happy with my set up 5950x 64 gigs of ram and a 3080ti
    usemine for editing to
     
  4. Tomekk2025

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    I would probably buy the most powerful Mac Pro and f..k a pc :):rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::bleh::bleh::bleh::bleh::bleh::bleh::bleh::bleh::bleh:
     
  5. r4e

    r4e Audiosexual

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    If you just want to cool your CPU, a 240mm Radiator should be enough. I'm cooling an i9 9900K
    with 2 one-fan Rad's (140mm + 120mm) and the temps are at just 5-7°C higher than my room temperature
    while doing average stuff (Internet, coding, youtube, office). On full load the temp is at 45-50°C.

    For the Graphics card I'd suggest to wait until NVidia releases their new "super" line of the current cards in autumn.
    The regular cards will become cheaper then which could mean a 3060 for like 300 bucks on ebay
    (yes, ebay because then most of the enthusiast users will sell their cards there).

    I did it the same way. When the 2080 super got released, I bought the regular 2080 for like 400€
    which was at 800€ a week before the "super" release and it still works perfectly for video editing
    and and pretty well for gaming on my 4k display.

    For storage I suggest you to get a Samsung 980 Pro 1TB for the OS + a 970 Evo Plus 2TB for
    music stuff. Your Mainboard supports two m.2 drives and m.2 is King when it comes to load times
    and data transfer. Kontakt Libraries will load in less than a sec and folders with a lot of small files
    are accessable immediately. The Samsung Pro series also offer you more durability and better speed
    which is perfect for the OS drive while they don't cost that much more.
    The 4TB QVO is perfect for big data storage but its quite slow on small files compared
    to the EVO SSD's. I use one of these for installers, video files and games.

    For the price of that thing you can get 10 pieces of the most powerful PC's... or a new car... or 2, lol
     
  6. FrankWhite23

    FrankWhite23 Kapellmeister

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    I don't wanna wait any longer... I've waited and saved almost a year for this.. and my laptop is just not cutting it anymore.. I noticed that the Samsung ssd only go up to 2TB I really wanted atleast a 4TB SSD or can I add more Drives then just 2? With this setup?

     
  7. FrankWhite23

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    That looks awesome man... honestly can you build me a spec sheet with Amazon link if you had 2,400 to spend all I know I want for sure is 1TB ssd for my applications and atleast 4TB SSD but I would like to be able to have more space... I have a shit ton of kontakt libraries and samples I don't wanna lose
     
  8. r4e

    r4e Audiosexual

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    Of course you can add more than 2. The Motherboard just has two m.2 slots for m.2 SSD's but you can add (as I can see) 6 SATA drives + up to 6 USB drives/devices. So you're free to add up to 6 x 4TB SATA SSD's to your 2 Samsung 980/970 nvme's.

    Btw. your Motherboard supports PCIe 4.0 on the main m.2 slot and the 980 Pro is one of the 1st PCIe 4 SSD's from Samsung.
    That means if you use the 980, you'll have read 7000MB/s compared to 3500MB/s from the 970 Evo Plus.

    Of course you could also insert a PCIe 3.0 SSD like the 970 Evo to that slot but you'd get only half of the speed that
    slot is capable of.

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    If you need a neat config for your price of 2400, I can do that tomorrow for you
     
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  9. FrankWhite23

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    Bro your a life saver... thank you for explaining it to me.. I am stuck between 2 graphics cards right now which one should I pick?
    Gigabyte GV-N105TD5-4GD GeForce GTX 1050 Ti D5 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    Or

    ASRock Phantom Gaming D Radeon RX 570 DirectX 12 RX570 4G 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video CardASRock Phantom Gaming D Radeon RX 570 DirectX 12 RX570 4G 4GB

     
  10. FrankWhite23

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    Yes if you can help me I don't mind waiting... there are so many different options it's overwhelming
     
  11. Dimentagon

    Dimentagon Platinum Record

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    PC? X86? Old tech.. move on

    Mac mini M1x or Macbook Pro

    8TB SSD Storage

    32core GPU

    64 gig ram

    2 thunderbolt 2 usb3.2 10gig ethernet Hdmi 2.1


     
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    AMDs are nice and fast but none of them support Thunderbolt yet. J/s! :dunno: My intel chipset does without a hitch.
     
  13. raps

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    HAHAHA I can beat every single one of you and your mediocre computers, this is my dream computer:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. mr maki

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    er they do support thunderbolt my board has it its just not that common
     
  15. FrankWhite23

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    I don't need thunderbolt I have a RME babyface pro interface and everything else is pretty much USB 3.0
     
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    Anubhav Ukil Kapellmeister

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    Threadripper 3990WX
    Rog Zenith Extreme Pro Mobo
    8*16GB C14 4000MHz RAM
    1TB OS Drive NVME M.2 (Samsung 980Pro)
    2 TB Work drive NVME M.2 (Samsung 970 Evo)
    4TB 7200 HDD (Kontakt, Toontrack, Nexus etc Sample Drive)
    4 TB Back Up Drive
    NVidia 3070 GPU
    Platinum 850 PSU
    ROG Ryujin Cooler
    Extra Noctua Fans or Artic Fans (PWM)
    Corsair Air series Cab


    Also Fuck RGB.
    We want to build a Music PC. Not a light show off PC. For light show off, buy RGB LED Strips from Amazon and decorate your homestudio.
    I have similar ballpark setup except my processor is 1950X and I have Rog Zenith Extreme and 4*16GB Ram and 500GB OS Drive and Noctua TR4 air cooler with the rest being same.
     
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  17. slowpoke

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    This is my build sheet:

    Intel Core i9 10900KF £375 CCL
    Gigabyte Z490 AORUS MASTER £295 CCL
    Gigabyte 32GB (4X8GB) DDR4 3600Mhz £129 ebuyer
    Fractal Define R6 Blackout Tempered Glass USB-C £126 ebuyer
    Corsair HXi Series HX1200i PSU £237 Amzn
    NZXT Z73 360 AIO £149 Amzn
    Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB M.2-2280 SSD £130 Ebay
    WD Blue 3D NAND 2 TB,Internal,M.2 2280 £140 Ebay
    Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD £70 Ebay
    NETAC 2TB 2.5in SATA 3D QLC SSD £125 Ebay
    NETAC 2TB 2.5in SATA 3D QLC SSD £125 Ebay
    Crucial MX500 2TB £120 Ebay
    WD Essentials 12TB USB External HDD £185 Amzn
    Nvidia RTX3090 FE £1850 Ebay
    4 x Corsair QL 140 RGB Fans £80 Amzn
    3 x Corsair QL 120 RGB Fans £75 Amzn
     
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  18. slowpoke

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    So what's wrong with a few RGB fans? Gives a nice glow inside the case. The ROG mobo and AIO you quoted there have plenty of RGB :)
     
  19. Karate Grownup

    Karate Grownup Producer

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    Motherboard with all possible shit out there and for so-called "Super computers"
    4 top CUPs tied together
    384GB of top RAM
    8-16TB of SSD + 2-4TB of cloud space for archiving projects
    Some top video card
    And the best power supply to fire it all up with no problems
    A huge ass display/monitor.

    This would be enough for the rest of my life. Except for cases when something completely better comes out. Like new CPU technology.

    By the way, this kind of setup will cost you at least 4 times more of you go with Apple.
     
  20. Karate Grownup

    Karate Grownup Producer

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    Diva would say "I want more!" in divine mode anyway.
     
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