1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 29, 2016 8:28 PM by RoninEdits

    NEW DIY build w/ Pascal architecture GPU

    xyz88888 Level 1

      Here is my hardware list:


      PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/XLZRVY

      Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/XLZRVY/by_merchant/


      CPU: Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  ($578.00 @ B&H)

      CPU cooler: Noutac D-14 ~$79 from NewEgg

      Motherboard: Asus X99-A II ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  ($232.98 @ B&H)

      Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($159.99 @ Newegg)

      Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($158.57 @ B&H)

      Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($89.99 @ Amazon)

      Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card  ($429.99 @ B&H)

      Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Newegg)

      Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.99 @ Newegg)

      Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($18.88 @ OutletPC)

      Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit  ($109.98 @ My Choice Software)

      Total: $1933.36

      Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

      Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-29 21:09 EDT-0400


      My budget is capped at $2K. Will be using this as a 4K & VFX video production workstation. Want to have the hardware to use PP, AE, and C4D w/ multiple effects, both Adobe and third-party, in 4K video, and be able to render it all before the next holiday hits! I thought about going w/ an i7-5820 & a GTX 1080. But I wanted the stronger CPU since it's a bigger pain to upgrade later and can add a second 1070 down the road if/when needed. Appreciate the feedback from multiple sources. Thanks for your consideration.



      - DK

        • 1. Re: NEW DIY build w/ Pascal architecture GPU
          RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

          the only big problem i see is the seagate 3tb hdd, it has a very high failure rate. many 3tb drives do, so you might want to switch to 2tb or 4tb. if the hdd is for backups or important storage, you might want to consider an enterprise hdd for reliability. i would also look at the noctua d15S vs the d14. if you plan on doing any overclocking and having the option of adding a second gpu, you might want to get a higher watt psu.


          the gtx 1060 6gb is more common with the 6 core cpu, so you must be doing something extra to be considering the gtx 1070 and 1080...


          once overclocked the 6 core cpu's perform close enough to negate the price difference, so it comes down to 28 vs 40 lanes. you mention adding a second gpu as a possible option, but not a certainty...  depending on what other hardware you plan on adding, the 28 lane cpu 5820k or 6800k can still run multiple devices and video cards. 28 lanes with that motherboard can be split to x16/x8 or x8/x8/x8 for pcie slots. depending on the gpu usage and program, the gtx 1070 might loose a little performance dropping to x8 or it might not. not all software and plugins support multiple gpu's, so depending on the software you are using replacing the gtx 1070 with a faster next gen single card might also be a better option and also remove the need for the 40 lane cpu. that extra money saved from the 28 lane cpu can then be spent on upgrading things like storage, psu, and case etc...  if your active projects are small enough a samsung pcie m.2 ssd might be fast enough to hold everything (os/apps/cache/projects/media) and then move finished projects to the hdd. the 950 pro is around $340 and the 960 evo msrp is $250 vs the $160 of the 850 evo it would replace in your build. the 960 evo isn't out yet and i haven't seen any benchmarks to see how it compares against the 950 pro.