So, I'm now upgrading from my current rig (see my sig).
I think you'll agree, it's time.
I use it mostly for graphic, design, motion/animation work - 3D, GPU rendering, large scenes, video editing etc... Hardly any gaming.
I've put a build together down below that I think is a great starting point for me.
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor
(£679.99 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition 42.34 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
(£149.44 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 ACE ATX AM4 Motherboard
(£319.99 @ AWD-IT)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
(£360.30 @ Newegg UK)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
(£279.86 @ Box Limited)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X Video Card
Case: Lian Li O11D XL-X ATX Full Tower Case
(£189.95 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair AX 850 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
(£181.96 @ Ebuyer)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The case doesn't come with any fans, so I'd appreciate any advice on decent fans that are RGB and can also be controlled because I want a quiet PC where possible. Currently I use Speedfan.
I want to future-proof as much as possible which is why I'm going for the higher-end motherboard so I can add more m.2 drives in the future etc...
Also, in the future, yes I will be doing a custom loop which is why I'm going for this case. I can't afford to right now so have picked the highest end AIO cooler I can find.
I am transferring over 3 SSDs from my current rig into this new build to add to the storage of the m.2 drive.
The PSU may be overkill but I'm not too fussed as I may add another GPU in the future. As long as the PSU is decent, which I've been told the AX series is.
I assume the RAM is ok. This will be doubled eventually to 128GB.
As I said before, this initial purchase is all about setting myself up for a solid amount of years again before needing to upgrade.
My current rig still has the original motherboard and RAM installed that is now 10 years old... at the time, it was expensive but it's definitely paid for itself.
Any advice or suggestions to my build would be appreciated if there are any.