16 Replies Latest reply on Dec 24, 2016 2:51 PM by RoninEdits

    4K PC upgrade to 2011-3 system - need system check pls

    Alexander Eberhard Level 1

      Hey guys,

      I consider to upgrade my editing system to enhance performance in the following field:


      1. CPU performance for fluent 4K playback (including complex codecs) and effects added

      2. GPU performance but might at first stick with my GTX 970, 4GB

      2. Rendering performance

      3. Memory performance for After Effects

      4. Disc performance via M.2


      I am currently running the following build:

      i7 4970

      EVGA GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0

      32 GB RAM, 1866 MHz

      Samsung 850 PRO SSD, 128 GB = OS, Apps

      Samsung 850 PRO SSD, 512 GB = Media files

      Samsung 850 PRO SSD, 256 GB = Cache and preview

      WD Black 3 TB = Export files, Backup

      Corsair 650 PSU

      Quite old ENERMAX CPU cooler

      (but with good performance)


      I'd like to keep the following "old" hardware and are looking into these complete new build:


      1. i7 6850K, 6 x 3,80 GHz (intent to overclock to 4,0 - 4,1 GHz)

      Question: 2011-3 vs 1151. Apart from better upgrade possibilities, is 2011-3 still the fastest system?


      2. Asus X99-A II Intel X99 So.2011-3 Quad Channel

      Question: Do the PCI lanes offer enough performance to my setup?


      3. 2 x 16GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3200 DIMM CL15 Dual

      Question: CL vs MHz value. What is most important for speed?


      4. Samsung 850 pro replacement with 960 PRO M.2

      Question: Shall I use the 960 Pro for OS/Apps and media files or keep windows on a separate 850 PRO SSD


      5. Keep my GTX 970
      Question: Alternativly, would a EVGA 1070 be a big jump?


      6. Corsair RMx 750 or 850 PSU?

      Question: Guess my old 650 is too weak?


      7. be quiet! Dark Rock 3 Tower Kühler - Hardware,

      Question: Those coolers are huge, but good. Any alternative?


      8. Keep 2-3 x 850 Pro SSDs


      9. Case: 8592495 - Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 rot mit

      That is my current on with 4 fans in it. I would just keep it.


      10. Windows 7 pro or 10?

      Right now, 7 pro works fine for me.


      I'd really appreciate your recommandations and help on my build and plan.


      Thank you in advance.