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Need a decent video editing and 3D modelling PC for Rs 1.5L

Discussion in 'PC Components / Configurations' started by Vyom, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Vyom

    Vyom The Power of x480

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    1. What is the purpose of the computer? What all applications and games are you going to run? (Stupid answers like 'gaming' or 'office work' will not work. Be exact. Which games? Which applications? Avoid the word 'et cetera.')
    Ans: Video Editing and rendering. Softwares: Maya, Corel, Adobe Premiere and After Effects are main. (No gaming btw).

    2. What is your overall budget? If you can extend a bit for a more balanced configuration, then mention this too.
    Ans: Less than 1.5L.

    3. Planning to overclock?
    Ans: Need stable PC. So no.

    4. Which Operating System are you planning to use?
    Ans: Win 10.

    5. How much hard drive space is needed?
    Ans: 1 TB (2 TB if budget allows).

    6. Do you want to buy a monitor? If yes, please mention which screen size and resolution do you want. If you already have a monitor and want to reuse it, again mention the size and resolution of monitor you have.
    Ans: Already have monitor.

    7. Which components you DON'T want to buy or which components you already have and plan on reusing?
    Ans: Monitor, Input devices and UPS.

    8. When are you planning to buy the system?
    Ans: ASAP. Probably within a week.

    9. Have you ever built a desktop before or will this be done by an assembler?
    Ans: Yes. Will self build.

    10. Where do you live? Are you buying locally? Are you open to buying stuff from online shops if you don't get locally?
    Ans: Delhi. Nehru Place is preferable. Should get all components in Nehru Place market at one place.

    11. Anything else which you would like to say?
    Ans: Need best graphic card in budget provided. Don't need fancy RGB. Look is secondary, functionality takes precedence, since the PC needs to be used in work environment.
    Also I don't have any bias towards AMD or Intel. But I think Intel with Nvidia GPU provides best compatibility with Adobe softwares. (?)
     
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    You've good enough budget. In this budget you can fit everything comfortably.
     
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    Then lets save money and advice components keeping in mind that less money used the better.
    So maybe under 1L.
     
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    How is the ambient temps going to be at the place where this pc is to be used.8700 can get very hot & stock cooler is not recommended at all unless you never plan to push 8700 beyond 50-60% processor load.
     
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    Well there should be AC installed since summers can get really hot here (as you might already know being in NCR).
    So how about not using this processor which can get really hot? Can we downgrade it? Will it going to be bottle neck for a GPU of good caliber?
    Also you didn't suggest any GFX?

    Edit: There will be full AC. So a custom cooler is not required for i7 8700?
     
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    It depends on your usage,if you intend to primarily rely on gpu for rendering works then even a 8th gen i5 is enough for 1080Ti/2060 but if you intend to let processor do the heavy tasking then i7 8700 is better than i5. You will need an after market cooler in either case as intel stock coolers are just not good enough for 8th gen i5/i7 when used under heavy load conditions for long duration. Since gaming is not your usage so it depends on how much the rendering software can make use of gfx card that justify spending more on it compared to processor.
     
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    That's exactly the purpose I created this thread for. I am not sure what GFX is required for the task, and how much should be spend on GFX/CPU combo.
     
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    So that means, a CPU is more important than getting fastest GFX. Keeping that in mind, I made following config (prices from Primeabgb, might change in Nehru Place):

    CPU: Intel Core I7-8700K 3.70 GHz = Rs 41,500
    Mobo: GIGABYTE B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI Motherboard = Rs 11520
    GFX: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GT OCV2 = Rs 24049
    RAM: Corsair 8GB DDR4 CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 3000MHz = Rs 4450 x 2 = Rs 8900
    SSD: ADATA XPG 512GB SX8200 Pro PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD = Rs 9400
    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 2TB WD20EZRZ = Rs 4650
    PSU: Corsair CX series CX650M 650W = Rs 6650 (increased this, since 550W seemed low).
    Cabinet: Undecided (too many options). Need one that is large enough for future upgradation, spacious and probably modular too. Calculated Total assuming 10k for cabinet.
    Total: Rs 1,06,669.

    I can do probably following things in above config:
    1. Downgrade CPU to 3.2 GHz (Intel Core I7-8700 3.20 GHz): Rs 30,250
    2. Upgrade GPU to 1070 (ZOTAC GTX 1070 Mini 8GB): Rs 37454

    Above change would also make the total around, Rs 1,18,824.

    How does it look?
     
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    My view...

    You may choose 7200rpm HDD

    Corsair TX series
     
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    Prioritize in this order,
    CPU
    RAM
    STORAGE
    GPU
    8700 is enough, more than 10k for K version isn't worth the premium.
    For video editing, go for after market cooler.
    As for MB, better pick an ATX board from H or Z series with plenty of SATA ports (beware of M.2 slots sharing lanes with SATA ports)
    Isn't 1160TI better than 1070? If I remember right, the benchmark posted here by one of our digitian shows 1160TI > 1070 and it's cheaper than 1070.
    Go for gold rated PSU and 550w is good enough. I hope you're not planning for multi GPU setup in future or OCing.
     
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    Intel Content Creation RIG (GTX 1660 6GB)
    Budget -120.5K


    Processor -Intel Core i7 8700K -39k
    Motherboard -MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk -15k
    Graphics Card -Zotac GTX 1660 6GB Mini -21.5k
    RAM -G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200Mhz 16GB (8GBx2) -14.5k
    SSD - ADATA XPG SX8200 512GB Gen3x4 M.2 SSD -9.2k
    HDD -Seagate 2TB Firecuda HDD -8k
    Power Supply -Corsair Vengeance 750M -7.7k
    Cabinet -Antec DF500 RGB -4.6k
    Case Fan -Antec Rainbow 120mm RGB LED fan -1k
    Total -120.5K

    All prices are taken from mdcomputers except for the SSD from primeabgb.com
     
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    ^^ Thanks for the rig suggestion.
    Keeping all points in mind, I have built following two options:

    Configuration 1 : High End
    CPU Intel Core I7-8700K 3.70 GHz - 41,500
    Mobo Gigabyte Z370 AORUS ULTRA GAMING 2.0 - 17,600
    GFX ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 2060 AMP 6GB GDDR6 - 34,299
    RAM Corsair 8GB DDR4 CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 3000MHz x4 - 17,800
    SSD ADATA XPG 512GB SX8200 Pro PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD - 9,400
    HDD Western Digital Caviar Blue 2TB WD20EZRZ - 4,650
    PSU Corsair CX series CX650M 650W - 6,650
    Cabinet Antec DF500 RGB Dark Fleet Series Gaming Mid-Tower - 4,800
    Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 - 2,899
    Cabinet Fan Antec Rainbow 120 RGB - 900
    Total 140,498

    Configuration 2 : Mid End

    CPU Intel Core I7-8700 3.20 GHz - 30,250
    Mobo GIGABYTE B360 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI - 11,520
    GFX ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 6GB 1660 - 21,499
    RAM Corsair 8GB DDR4 CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 3000MHz x2 - 8,900
    SSD ADATA XPG 512GB SX8200 Pro PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD - 9,400
    HDD Western Digital Caviar Blue 2TB WD20EZRZ - 4,650
    PSU Corsair CX series CX650M 650W - 6,650
    Cabinet Antec DF500 RGB Dark Fleet Series Gaming Mid-Tower - 4,800
    Cooler None - 0
    Cabinet Fan Antec Rainbow 120 RGB - 900
    Total 98,569

    Final thoughts please?
     
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    These two I would change.
     
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    I find H or Z series board better for video editing than a B series board.
    Price difference isn't much between B and H, why leave the extra features you can get from H. Since he has good enough budget for a good board, why not a Z series.
    With those two changes, bottom number increases by ~9k
     
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    Configuration 2 : Mid End
    CPU Intel Core I7-8700 3.20 GHz - 30,250
    Mobo MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC Intel Z390 - 17,199
    GFX ZOTAC GAMING GeForce GTX 6GB 1660 - 21,499
    RAM Corsair 8GB DDR4 CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 3000MHz x2 - 8,900
    SSD ADATA XPG 512GB SX8200 Pro PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 SSD - 9,400
    HDD Western Digital Caviar Blue 2TB WD20EZRZ - 4,650
    PSU Corsair CX series CX650M 650W - 6,650
    Cabinet Antec DF500 RGB Dark Fleet Series Gaming Mid-Tower - 4,800
    Cooler Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 - 2899
    Cabinet Fan Antec Rainbow 120 RGB - 900
    Total 1,07,147.

    Alright then. Thanks for all the help. Suggested the rig to the friend. Will update if and when this rig becomes a reality.
     

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