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I am helping a friend with his build for these programs

Software's needs:

Adobe Software's
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
After Effects
Premiere
Audition
Dreamweaver

3D Software
Cinema 4D
3D Max
Zbrush

Programming Software's
Android Studio

so the current build in mind is
CPU : AMD X1800 8-core
CPU COOLER : Lepa AquaChanger 240MM Liquid CPU Cooler
GPU : GTX 1060 gigabyte 6gb OC
MOBO : MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON
RAM : 32 GB-DDR4 2666 Corsair Vengeance LPX
POWERSUPPLY : EVGA 700 B1, 80+ Bronze
SSD : WD Blue 500GB
CASE : PHANTEKS ECLIPSE P400S SERIES
COOLING : Corsair Air Series SP 120 LED Blue High Static Pressure
MONITOR : asus mx279h 27"

any general comments on the build

i want to see if i have better options with the graphics or monitor
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  1. I assume the primary usage will be for photo/video editing. If this is the case, you should strongly consider getting a professional monitor, such as an NEC. You may also want to look at a Quadro P2000 or P1000 so you can use 10 bit color.

    The SSD is not really suitable for this kind of build if it's the only drive. Those TLC drives will get very slow (worse than an HDD at times) under the kind of sustained punishment that those programs produce. This build will be running a ton of sequential workloads, so it is one of the few machines that would be able to use a Revodrive to it's fullest.

    You should also consider getting a few large hard drives for a RAID array to store finished files in if you don't have a sizable NAS or file server.

    Finally, I should mention that the SP120 fans are not ideal for this build. They produce distracting tonal components, and the Noctua NF-F12 would be a better pick. If it's in the budget, also consider the iPPC 2000 version. They're just as quiet in practice, but can produce more airflow.
  2. If you spending this level of money on a professional workstation then get a good ssd. Should be trying to get a M2 samsung 960 evo. bare minimum would be a SATA samsung 850 evo or crucial MX300.

    B1 serries EVGA power supplies are not that good. For this expensive of a build with overclocking you should be using a G2/G3/G3 Evga or G serries Seasonic

    You will also hard disk drive(s) for long term storage, as well as a full backup of OS.
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    boosted1g said:
    If you spending this level of money on a professional workstation then get a good ssd. Should be trying to get a M2 samsung 960 evo. bare minimum would be a SATA samsung 850 evo or crucial MX300.

    B1 serries EVGA power supplies are not that good. For this expensive of a build with overclocking you should be using a G2/G3/G3 Evga or G serries Seasonic

    You will also hard disk drive(s) for long term storage, as well as a full backup of OS.


    The 850 EVO, 960 EVO, and MX300 have the same issue with sustained sequential writes. If you want an SSD to work in a video editing build, you need non-cached MLC drives, preferably designed specifically for sequential performance. The Revodrive is terrible in most other use cases, but is ideal in a video editing workstation.

    If you can't get an SSD designed for sequential performance, an HDD RAID array will be faster than most modern TLC drives. M.2 drives are no exception, as they will still saturate their cache and performance will plummet.

    When looking at performance for this application, pay attention to Sequential Steady-State tests.
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