Description

This is my first PC build. I was looking to build a PC mostly for video editing in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and some casual gaming.

My budget was around 1,50,000 Indian Rupees (2100 USD). I had no idea where to start and initially thought of making a Intel core i7 build but after doing a lot of research and after suggestions from pcpartpicker forums, I finally settled for AMD's Ryzen 7 3700x processor.

I spent a lot of time just to pick the right parts to go with my Ryzen 3700x build. Went through a lot of forums, YouTube videos and user reviews, and finally picked this part combinations which I thought is best for the intended use of this build.

The icing on the cake was when I went to buy parts from a local store (It's cheaper to buy at a regular store than online here in India, especially if you know the right places to buy). The day I went to buy the parts, the price of Ryzen 3800x was slashed by around 3000 Rupees (42 USD), which is just 1000 Rupees (14 USD) more than the Ryzen 3700x. So I thought why not, and bought the Ryzen 3800x instead.

I didn't face any problem during the build (I guess it was mostly because I did a lot of research beforehand and watched a tonne of PC building videos on youtube). I did face some problems with cable management though but managed to route them properly in the end.

I didn't intend this build to look good but it ended up good (at-least that is what I think).

Part Reviews

CPU

I initially intended to get the Ryzen 3700X but the price of Ryzen 3800x was slashed on the day I went to buy the 3700x. The difference in price was only 1000 Rupees (14 USD). So I thought why not, and bought the Ryzen 3800x instead.

Motherboard

One of the cheaper X570 Asus motherboards. This wasn't really my first choice. I was actually looking to buy the Asus TUF GAMING motherboard, but they were out of stock when I went shopping. So I bought this instead and have no regrets. It has solid VRMs and tonne of features for a midrange X570 motherboard. A WiFi variant would have been nice for this price but I don't connect using WiFi anyways. So I don't mind.

Memory

I wanted to go for Samsung B die RAMs with at-least 3200 MHz 16 CAS. This one is by SK Hynix but since this was the only one available as a 2x16 GB kit, I bought this one. This is one of the coolest looking RAM I have seen and didn't require any additional software to control the RGB lights. I was able to control using the Asus motherboard's Aura Sync software. Out of the box, the RAM didn't run at the rated 3200 MHz speed. I had to manually enable it in BIOS. No issues so far.

Storage

This is my primary drive where I have installed Windows 10 OS and all other software including the base After Effects & Premiere Pro. This is one of the fastest SSD I could find with good value/performance ratio.

Storage

This is where I am planning to store my After Effects Project Files. Haven't tested it out but I expect it to be very fast.

Storage

Inexpensive 2TB drive for long term storage where the high speed of SSDs is typically not required.

Video Card

For the kind of work I intend to use this PC for, GPU doesn't matter much. So went ahead and bought the cheapest 1660 ti available. If you are into looks don't buy this one. It doesn't have any shroud or any lighting but it doesn't bother me much as I didn't buy it for the look.

Case

This case has great airflow, cable management and overall great value for money. It has 2 RGB fans in the front which look stunning and one normal fan in the rear. I swapped the rear fan with an RGB fan from cooler master. Also swapped the front mesh panel with the plastic panel as I didn't like the look of the mesh.

Power Supply

850 W power supply is a overkill for this build. A 650 W or even a 550 W power supply would have been just fine, but I went ahead and bought this anyway to future-proof my PC for any future upgrades. It is fully modular which is good for cable management and as with any corsair RMx series power supply it's very quiet.

Monitor

I wanted a 4K monitor with good color reproduction and from a trusted brand. The LG 27UK650-W monitor is the one that fit my requirement and budget. It has a sleek design and being an IPS panel it has excellent viewing angles. Stand is also quiet sturdy. Got it for a very nice deal from Amazon. In-fact this was the only part from this build I bought online. All other parts were comparatively very cheap in physical stores than on online stores like amazon (here in India).

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This looks really nice !

Bet it felt good when you hit the power button and it came to life.

Congrats !

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yeah... It felt real good. I was very nervous, thinking if it will boot up or not since this is my very first build. But when I pressed the power button everything came to life. That felt sooo damn good..!!

Thanks a lot for helping me out earlier...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Enjoy !!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Clean solid build. Would love to see more photos of the interior without the RGB lights.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hey man. I have added a few more photos without the RGB lighting..

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice....

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.. Will add them shortly..

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Pretty damn dope

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thank you..

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Well done!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

speakers quality good?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The speaker is a very basic one (Edifier R12U). Planning to use it till I get enough fund to buy a quality one.

But for the price, this speaker is very good. If you are on a budget I highly recommend this speaker.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

if u didn't have 2 ssd's, you could throw some more money into a better gpu

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Agreed I could have. But don't intend to use this for gaming where GPU plays a major role. I built this especially for After Effects and this 2 SSD combination is what works best.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ah i see, still rtx graphics cards are pretty banger

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. I wish I had the funds to buy a better RTX graphics card. But I am content with the 1660 ti for now, as this is more than enough for editing in after effects and premiere pro.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

sounds good love the build still

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you..

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why'd you put a 1660 ti in it?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It's mainly for 4k video editing and some casual gaming. So 1660 ti would suffice

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wow that turned out great - both from a performance and "aesthetics" point of view. Everything looks very nicely synchronised :)

+1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. But I didn't put any thoughts into aesthetics. Glad it came out well...

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! What's the model of the rear fan? I'm getting this same case and want to add an rgb fan to the rear like you. Did the rgb cable reach the splitter that is included by chance? (The h500 comes with a 3 way splitter I think). I was thinking link the 2 front fans and the 1 rear fan to the same rgb header on the motherboard.

  • 1 month ago
  • -1 points

I am not an RGB person but this one looks good. I think the GTX 1660 ti would bottleneck your whole build. You should have gone for at least an rtx 2060. Everything else looks top notch.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Thanks. But for the kind of work I intend to use this PC for, the GTX 1660 Ti would suffice. The performance improvement I would get with RTX 2060 over GTX 1660 Ti is just 2 or 3 percent which not worth the price difference.

  • 1 month ago
  • -1 points

I would have still gone for the 2060 even if it costs a few extra bucks. It's a better overall gpu than 1660 ti for gaming and video editing alike especially if you are planning to do 3D.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You do have a point. But for my use mostly for editing in after effects and premiere pro, this is more than enough.