Description

This was my first build and my first PC usually edit my video work off of a Mac recently upgraded all my production equipment to at least 4K cameras (2x Sony A7s II & a Blackmagic URSA mini 4.6k) and my top spec 2016 MacBook Pro struggled with the 4K timelines even at 1/2 preview resolution. If I added any layers or colour correction playback was out of sync and glitches.

Contemplated saving up for top spec Mac Pro but components were 3 years old and storage was pathetic and for a few thousand dollars less I built this. I have two NVIDIA Titan X (pascals) in the pipeline so will swap out the 1080s when I receive those. They will also run in HB SLI.

Originally bought a 450D but the power supply wouldn't fit and was too snug so had to buy the huge 750D which was a shame as wanted something a tad smaller. Will add an additional three 8TB archive Harddrives in the near future giving me a total of 4 . I plan to run them in two Seperate RAIDS with one backing up the other.

I use the 3x 1TB Samsung 850 SSD as project drives, run Windows 10 pro and applications off of the Samsung 950 pro M.2 500gb, I use the 500gb Samsung 850 SSD for games.

I added the thunderbolt extension included with the ASUS Deluxe II motherboard.

Better pictures to come shortly

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 19 points

First build

  • spends 9000 dollars*
  • 38 months ago
  • 9 points

Actually if you take the total amount in NZD and convert it to USD using today's exchange rate... its price tag goes over $12,000!!!

But that's with the 1080s... Wait for the updated part list to have the Titan XPs in there! :-D

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

EXACLTY

  • 38 months ago
  • 14 points

Love the amazing parts list and it's a beautiful build. That setup though..no offense but are you in a New Zealand jail?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha nah just build it in my small home office over the weekend and put some photos up because I was excited I'm a free man don't worry haha

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorta looks temporary. Idk OP will have to answer.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Rojamb1234 you nailed it just put there as I built it at home moving it to office just wanted to share my excitement

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  • 38 months ago
  • 10 points

I think it should be called "My First and Final Workstation." Have you considered what you're going to do once it becomes self aware? Wait... we haven't heard from the OP since he posted this.... +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

Sky net has taken form.

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

Hahahahaha :(

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

EXTREME! GOOD JOB

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks man took me a long time to save and grab parts but happy finally completed

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

insane build, but under your desk really?

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

Haha I know it's a crime haha just in small home office temporarily just wanted to put up some photos

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Everybody! Come see how much money I have! XD

  • 38 months ago
  • 6 points

I'm by no means wealthy dude just business investment from working my *** off

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

It's all good, I was sorta trying to make an Anchorman reference...I failed :(

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

hahaha now I get it hahaha

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one hell of a first build

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking the exact same xD god damn

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

4k cameras but 720p pictures???

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Just excited and put up some quick photos but thanks for the hate X

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You may be aware of this, but you built one really nice PC. +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man sorry the pictures and location don't do it justice was too excited to move it to my work and take proper photos

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I think his PC may be aware too

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

HOLY SH@#T! I can't even dream about something like that

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Now thats a powerfull system O.O

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man still getting used to Windows

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is the stuff that most people on here dream about building. Great looking build +1

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Phenomenal build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you I'm loving it so far

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Total annihilation.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had that kind of money. Nice build! I'm no expert so I might be wrong but you might want to flip the psu orentation because it seems to be on carpet.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't think that's carpet, bud.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's definitely concrete. Questions for anybody. If I have my PC on a wooden platform I made about 6" off the ground where carpet lies, am I presenting any added risk with a downward facing PSU?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's not in direct contact with the carpet, you should be fine.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thanks!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno, I might just be bad at this whole new "seeing" thing.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's probably my poor phone pictures

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

On hard polished concrete floor at the moment

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

2 Things, First, why not spend the extra money and go for 2 titan x's (pascal) ? And second, please upload a picture with those monitors on portrait mode it would be EPIC!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey bro have ordered the Titans not avalible in New Zealand yet so trying to get them shipped to family in the UK

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you use an i9 just why??? Ryzen Threadripper is cheaper and better.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that a server to the left?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah haha a cheap colour laser printer

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

lol my bad :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You went from a Macbook to this... this probably renders 4k faster then Macbook renders 720p not to mention it has an ungodly amount of storage and RAM.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

MacBook Pro 2016 top spec

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but still a pathetically weak computer... especially for the price.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The MacBook Pro?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

lol what are your render times?

  • 38 months ago
  • 4 points

Well a 4K 1min clip that had colour correction colour grade and animated titles took approx 28mins on MacBook Pro and about 54 seconds on this beast

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

holy crap

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

hahah thanks Alex

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

lol your welcome. Great build!

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

As it turns out, these are not pictures taken on a camera but 3D models rendered with 4K textures at the same speed a polaroid develops at

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna know too! lmao!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

ya. i bet is is crazy

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

They are pretty ridiculous compared to my 2016 MacBook Pro

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If only I could convince my descom teachers to get some of these in XD overkill

Nice job dood Beyond nice job

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man appreciate it

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

jeez. can you upload a picture of the benchmarks. that pc is overkill

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man will look into doing that new to PC

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Unigine Heaven Score:4378 on first run through 296.6 Max FPS

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Score of 12609 on Catzilla 4K settings will run all tests again wheni overclock

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

nice pc dude but i have to ask where do you work at? and why does your room look like a jail cell?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man I work in Auckland home office needs some work I know

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

$10,000 computer setup, and a $10 desk, I love it.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

$400 desk small room man no need to hate

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't hate it, thought it was great. As long as the space which to hold the things you need works for you then who cares. It could literally be a door on cider-blocks made into a desk and I wouldn't care.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies for the misinterpretation

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, still a great PC!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, this build is insane

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

First and Last

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeh I'm not sure how I'm going to eat for next 3 years

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Canned Food to the rescue :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I may have to sell some organs

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a big hole in your bank account?

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points

I no longer have any possessions other then my computer I even sold the gf

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, I hope ya got a good price for the girlfriend.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You've really put a lot of time and effort to build this. Well done

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man appreciate the support was a big step for me moving from mac to PC I'm glad most people seem to like the build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a question, what do you need all the storage for?

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Each 1TB will hold a current video project so can be working on three projects at once. The 500gb is for games and the 8TB is to archive all my projects

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Great

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't think there was that much RAM in NZ total!

More photos!!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeh it took a while to grab it all pretty much rounded up every last stick in stock

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it run CS:GO and Dota 2? :p

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Only just

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Mother of Technology. I tip my hat to you

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's ....... beautiful Wipes a tear

Can't wait for more photos!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous and crazy and just ridiculously amazing its just pure heaven right there. Your great grand kids will have it later lol

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

<wipes drool away>

OP, what video editing software do ya use?

And, do you know how you're distributing the workload between the CPU and GPU? (I'm just looking for a proper balance between those two. Maybe for me a single 1060 would be sufficient for 4K video editing. Any info you can give me would be awesome).

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I edit in adobe cc so I let the gpus do the work for rendering which is amazing seriously cut down my render times. When editing I don't see my CPU load exceed 10% and that's with other applications open. My suggestion is that 4K is the new 1080 so to future proof yourself invest a little bit more in what already would be a considerable investment. I bought parts such as power supply case hardrives Blau ray player fans over an extended time period so costs were minimum whilst I did that I saved for a CPU and gpus I was fortunate that I had saved a nice amount to go and by the best current ones I could afford.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an awesome build! Gratz! I have one question please. Both GTX 1080 are operating at 16x? I am asking it because on the DELUXE II user manual I saw that for PCIE16X_3 (second card) the bandwidth is shared with the M.2. Looks like if you use the M.2, then you will get the PCIE16X_3 working on 8x, is it true?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately this appears to be true

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't worry, apparently it does not impact the performance. Your build is one of my favorites! From time to time I come here and dream with these parts! It is an amazing job!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

O sweet that's kool I was going to grab a samsunng SSD instead

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

For something with this many pieces of hardware, the wiring job looks amazing. Looks like it took a lot of effort.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man still not as tidy as I'd like e.g white cable ties

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man was definitely hard tucking away all the cables

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this? 10k USD?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I think so the exchange rate is around 1.5 so probably $11k-$12k USD

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Mr. Jayhall, What is the secret to such wealth?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Benchmarks?? GTA 5, Bo3, BF1, Division?? xD

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

have you considered a ram-disk with 128gb of ram and editing at 4k you wouldn't come close to using that much ram. ram-disks can generally read/write at around 10 gigabytes per seconds this would be great for exporting.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

is the cpu cooler loud?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

is the cpu cooler loud?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

imagine putting a usb killer in this :0 :(

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice there Jay.

Im in exactly the same position. Have always been a Mac man working in the Video and VFX world. Though the time has come!

I'm wondering why you got the thunderbolt extension? For external RAID? I didnt know there was an extenion for the ASUS motherboard. Interesting.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey how did it feels switching from a (kinda useless) macbook to a one of the highest end PCs???? And +1 for the amazing build (u better buy a bigger desk for ur pc too r people might try arrest u :P)

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking about getting the same CPU and CPU Cooler. How's the H100i v2 performing with that CPU? And do you keep this machine all day or do you turn it off when not using it?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

So you use this for everything right?

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! First, a couple of questions, are you a film-maker? YouTube channel link or Vimeo link, or indie stuff? I stumbled on your build as very few folks have a Blu-Ray burner, then I had a look at this workstation. Very impressive though I thought you might have a more fancy mobo, but that is not a criticism. I get the RAM amount and all of the storage and the GPU. I'd like to talk about 4K workflow sometime if you are into sharing that type of thing. Working on my own part list for a new build to handle 4K editing. I have the full CC sub but am still burning discs in HD, but now have a camera (Sony A6500) that shoots in 4K and I would like to see some footage on my LG OLED 55" screen.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This is P.O.R.N. ! Love it !

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build but i personaly would have cut some of the cost by getting a pentium proccesor instead of the i7

But thats my opinion

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you work as. are you an editor for a professional company? or do you just have a youtube channel.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

why just why.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

JUST NO WHY AN INTEL I9????????

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice fan setup and build. Do you mind sharing your fan setup? Which of your fans are intake/exhaust? Thanks!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

but why that much storage what could you possibly need 20 terabytes of storage for

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

**** build

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

damn thats nice!

  • 38 months ago
  • -1 points

Overkill. much!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't know the meaning of overkill.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

i do. But the 6950x has a Overkill price and underkill performance.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Also agreed. Great build, but I wouldn't have chosen or suggested anyone choose that cpu

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If someone wanted a processor that's faster than an i7-6800k for 4K video editing , then what would you recommend?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

6950x

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

That's about $1000... An overclocked i7-6800k is $440 with a $65 air cooler. It'll hit a stable 4 GHz at least.

Would an extra $500 be worth it? Or are those X series processors not worth the money?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

This isn't overkill...Its a video editing build, not a gaming build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

i know but the price....

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Then why did you say what you did? Overpriced doesn't equal overkill.

  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

the price is overkill. i can say whatever i want.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

But this is a workstation build, not an entry level build.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You can say whatever you want but that doesn't mean it makes sense or that you won't have to face the consequences. You just contradicted yourself with what you said.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

hahaha thanbks man first PC but not first computer so not as much as a giant leap as the title implies but still loving it hahaha

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