AdviceLooking for suggestions/changes for my upcoming PC buildPosted:

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I am a music producer as well as a heavy gamer and I'm building a PC to phase out my old rig. I'd love some feedback from the lovely people on The Tech Game on what you guys and gals think about the spec list for my upcoming build. I would also love to hear any changes that you guys would make. My budget is $4,500 including peripherals.

Link for my current build:

pcpartpicker.com/list/f7wpDx
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero ATX AM4 Motherboard ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($579.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($173.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Black 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($173.89 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Tempered Glass ATX Full Tower Case ($178.78 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($162.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC88 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap 54.97 CFM 120 mm Fan ($29.16 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM chromax.black.swap 82.52 CFM 140 mm Fan
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A20 PWM chromax.black.swap 86.46 CFM 200 mm Fan
Monitor: Asus ROG SWIFT PG349Q 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($832.80 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Standard Keyboard ($118.40 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB Wired Optical Mouse ($79.98 @ Amazon)
External Storage: Western Digital Elements 2 TB External Hard Drive
Total: $3099.84
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-05 00:36 EST-0500

2 2080ti's in there.


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If you're doing music and you have a high budget you really should think about a PC case with Sound damping. A friend of mine has a home studio and the hum from his computer used to be picked up so he had to switch the whole build into a sound damping case.

I have no idea if you will be using live mics etc but if so then you really should switch the case.


laptopsdirect.co.uk/corsair-carbi...gJuHvD_BwE


It's a very overkill build someone may be able to get you more for you money but my advice is spend more on the case.
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Sean wroteIf you're doing music and you have a high budget you really should think about a PC case with Sound damping. A friend of mine has a home studio and the hum from his computer used to be picked up so he had to switched the whole build into a sound damping case.

This is a good point actually.. something I forget about quite often. Might even be worth spending more for a fanless PSU, and skipping mechanical HDD's altogether for OP so he could build a completely silent(or almost completely silent) system.

OP - Are you really dropping 4 grand on a system? It looks like you've just done "sort by: price high>low" for a bunch of stuff here. RTX 2070 Super doesn't belong in a $4k system. I don't think the 2080Ti is a particularly good GPU to buy honestly and I personally wouldn't buy anything higher end than a 2070 Super(for now), but if you're dropping that much anyway, a 2070 Super definitely doesn't make sense.


For the parts list- Why spend $90 on a wi-fi adapter that's going to use up a PCIe slot, rather than an extra $20 for the variant of the motherboard you've chosen that has built in wi-fi? $600 for RAM? Even for 64GB, that's just silly. Enthoo Pro is a decent case, or it used to be, but it's really old now- I would definitely get something newer. $150 for Win10? pls no. Use it for free, or buy a key for <$30.


If you're really spending $4k then it would be handy if you could be a lot more specific with your use case. What programs will you be using exactly? What games will you be playing? What exactly do you need from this system?

This is probably what I'd be looking at if I had to spend $4000;
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($418.95 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($69.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($379.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sabrent Rocket 4.0 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate IronWolf NAS 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC GAMING Video Card ($1103.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master MWE Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($78.36 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor ($729.90 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair DARK CORE RGB Wireless Optical Mouse ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $3935.00

but you definitely don't need a 3900x for music production and gaming, you'd also be able to get away with an RTX 2070 Super for 3440x1440 @ 100Hz IMO. The 2080Ti really isn't worth the premium.

You might be better off saving money, building a system for <$3k, potentially try to build a silent PC. Then with some of that leftover budget, build a separate small form factor NAS system to put in another room if you really need a lot of mechanical storage.
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