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Pictus

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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2016, 08:21:46 AM »

Glad to help, the new Z270 mobos probably will also give you faster/native USB implementation.

No RAID = no problem
You will be just fine with the ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+,  but
remember to conect the Blu-ray to the Intel SATA port.
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2016, 09:07:35 AM »

Ok.

I may sit tight until early in the New Year then. Usually a quiet time for me. So,plenty of time to buy parts and assemble. Any time frame on Z270?

Thanks again.

D.
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2016, 11:46:04 AM »

January 2017 maybe http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/msi-teases-z270-sli-and-z270-sli-plus-motherboards.html

Btw, a good alternative to the Plextor SSD is the MyDigitalSSD BPX (MDNVME80-BPX-0512)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mydigitalssd-bpx-nvme-ssd,4780.html
Fast enough, good price, *BIG* endurance and no heat problem no heat sink needed.
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #43 on: February 07, 2017, 09:36:30 AM »

Ok, I'm back.

For personal reasons, and because of Pictus' suggestion that I might wait until the New Year for some parts, I have not yet built this machine.

However, I would now like to proceed with the project asap.

Here is my current parts list.

Just to reiterate, it will be used for video editing, and the editing of (on occasion) very large still-image files.

Also, when batch processing large still-image files, I want it to move quickly.

Basically, I want a "Porsche-with-a-keyboard".  8)

Any final advice appreciated.

Many thanks.

D.
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #44 on: February 08, 2017, 12:45:56 AM »

-Change the CPU to the new i7-7700K.
https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/VKx9TW/intel-core-i7-7700k-42ghz-quad-core-processor-bx80677i77700k

-Change the mobo to the one with new Z270 chipset.
Very feature rich the Asrock Z270 SuperCarrier is tempting...
https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/rbZ2FT/asrock-z270-supercarrier-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z270-supercarrier
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z270%20SuperCarrier/index.asp
-5Gb/s LAN
-Dual Thunderbolt 3
-3 M.2 sockets
-High quality sound
-Strong/quality power circuits
But there is no review and I would like to know how they implemented the PLX chip, if
it is a good implementation there will be no latency penalty or very little.

An interesting motherboard without the PLX chip is the Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7
https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/LzGj4D/gigabyte-ga-z270x-gaming-7-atx-lga1151-motherboard-ga-z270x-gaming-7
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2017/01/03/gigabyte_z270x_gaming_7_lga_1151_motherboard_review/7
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2017, 10:49:36 AM »

Pictus,

Many thanks.

New list here.

I've changed CPU, Motherboard and 4TB HDs.

Otherwise, the same.

Lots of good word on that Mobo.

Thanks again.

D.
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #46 on: February 08, 2017, 06:02:19 PM »

Glad to help, the system looks good.
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #47 on: February 09, 2017, 08:38:49 PM »

I'm curious to see solid empirical evidence that two SSDs vs. one SSD are of any benefit for the intended purpose. In the PC building world it's common to see builders make various assertions with no data to backup their claims!

Do you really need an 850W power supply? It seems like overkill.

It's a shame RAM is trending upward in price these days, otherwise I'd recommend considering 64 GB, depending on your use-case of course.

Also consider that 8 core 16 thread models are due in 3-4 weeks from AMD. Indications are they'll shake up the market. Irrespective of whether the particular AMD models interest you, Intel prices could well adjust downward.
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2017, 02:00:05 AM »

Damon,

Thanks for the reply.

64Gb of what RAM, just out of curiosity? Do you have a preference?

Re AMD v Intel, that might save me 50, or whatever. The taxman is paying for this. I'm happy to push on with it.

Thanks again.

D.
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Re: New PC build for photo and video - what do you think of the spec?
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2017, 01:31:14 PM »

Regarding RAM it depends on your budget and what you use your PC for. I do occasionally use all 64 GB the DDR4 2400 RAM on my desktop in the sense programs I'm running have allocated the memory and are actively using it. At other times the OS uses the "unused" (i.e., unallocated) RAM as a disk cache to speed up file system access, so in that sense it's always being used. When I purchased the RAM a few months ago it was $270. Now its $400.

Regarding AMD 8 core 16 thread vs Intel 4 core 8 thread CPUs, it again depends on your budget and what you use your PC for. If the programs you run benefit from more than 4 CPUs, then the forthcoming AMD CPUs are potentially extremely attractive. However if the majority of your time is spent in Lightroom, for instance, then more than 4 cores is a waste of money. Regarding video editing and CPU core use, others would need to chime in.
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