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Newbie here and want to build PC for Editing/VFX hobby - Wait for Ryzen 7 & RTX 40x series?

Discussion in 'Newbie Lounge' started by joep, May 26, 2022.

  1. joep

    joep New Member

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    When I saw that GPU prices were dropping, I've decided to build a PC for VFX, 3d, editing. But then I saw that Nvidia and AMD's releasing new models... so anyone else waiting for these? Or if I build now, can I easily update it to the new releases
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Yep, currently have the 3080 but hanging out for 4000 series gpu to run two oleds off hdmi : )
     
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    I think you'll find most of us here are waiting for next gen cards, for various reasons-
    i) current gen cards are reaching end of their product cycle
    ii) current gen cards' pricing still a bit silly
    iii) potentially big performance improvements from next gen GPU's
    iv) ability to get next gen GPU's at MSRP (if availability is good)
    v) AMD's AM5/Ryzen 7000 dropping at the same time (~Sep-Oct)

    Nevertheless a 5900/5950x is still one of the best chips you can get for Video editing.

    Personally wouldn't build a brand new AM4 system right now, for lack of platform upgradeability as there's really nowhere left to go for AM4 now. Add to this- new Ryzen CPU's, DDR5 memory & PCIe 5 storage on AM5 should all provide decent improvements for vfx/video editing in time; with all the increased bandwidth/data throughput..

    But if it's heavy video editing you need right now and cant wait 6 months, then a second hand 5950x system would remain an amazing chip/excellent value for years to come, especially in the realm of a ~$500 5950x, decent x570 board (i.e MSI Tomahawk) and 32/64GB DDR4..

    All under the assumption you're happy to explore 2nd hand that is ;)

    EDIT: and welcome to OCAU of course :thumbup:
     
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  4. Agg

    Agg Lord of the Pings

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    Depends on the specifics of what you want to do. Maybe 2 years ago I built a system around a 3900X, Gen4 NVMe SSD, 32GB of DDR4 and a 3060Ti for video editing in Lightworks and it works fine for everything I do in terms of GoPro/Phone/Drone footage, and even worked for some 4K stuff when I tried it (but I don't have a 4k monitor).
     
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    joep New Member

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    Thanks for this! It's just for a hobby, got some story ideas in my head that I want to animate. When I heard that the current AMD mobos are not compatible with the next gen, I'll def wait and see
     
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    It's more on 3d stuff and some Houdini, also want to try Unreal. Im not a multimedia pro anymore (switched to programming) but want to get back into content creation because of some ideas I want to bring to life
     
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    honestly i dont think you can beat am4 5950x and a 6900x are getting stupid cheap and are barely a year and a bit old
     
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    Yeah its tempting but heard that Nvidia GPU is better supported for 3d rendering
     
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    give it a try.
     

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