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I want to build a PC for video editing and rendering purpose plus casual gaming.

I want to build a PC for video editing and rendering purpose plus casual gaming.
Should i go for Asrock Taichi X370(276USD in India) or Asus Crosshair VI(322USD in India).

Processor will be Ryzen 1700. I will use the stock cooler. I would be using this pc for next 4-5 years minimum.
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  1. You have chosen some pricey motherboards for running the stock cooler. If you dont plan to overclock, then I would go with a cheaper board unless those have some feature you must have. I always run ASRock boards so if you must choose between the two, I pick the Taichi, a great board.
  2. maestro0428 said:
    You have chosen some pricey motherboards for running the stock cooler. If you dont plan to overclock, then I would go with a cheaper board unless those have some feature you must have. I always run ASRock boards so if you must choose between the two, I pick the Taichi, a great board.


    I would overclock, but using the stock cooler. I'm investing the money in MB and Processor thats why. :)

    I have heard about the issues related to BIOS in Taichi!! Has it been corrected?
  3. You realize that the only performance difference between a $300 mobo and a $100-150 mobo with the stock cooler would be maybe like an extra 100 MHz overclock?

    Also, I feel like you could have asked this question (what mobo) in your other thread.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3563285/ryzen-1700-nov-2017.html
  4. Agree with above 2, it is meaningless to invest in good overclocking mb while using stock cooler. Stock cooler is pretty good, but not enough to take advantage of good mb. If you only decide to overclock to 3.7-3.8, B350 MB is good enough with stock cooler. My suggestion (32 gb and GTX 1070 will be needed for 4k):

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (₹26199.00 @ Amazon India)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M MORTAR Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (₹8775.00 @ Amazon India)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (₹25908.41 @ Amazon India)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (₹12150.00 @ Amazon India)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (₹3499.00 @ Amazon India)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card (₹32726.59 @ Amazon India)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (₹3924.00 @ Amazon India)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (₹3749.32 @ Amazon India)
    Total: ₹116931.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-10 21:20 IST+0530
  5. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from Sumant0007 : "Should i go for Ryzen 1700 in Nov 2017"

    Sumant0007 said:
    I want to build a PC for video editing and rendering purpose plus casual gaming. Should i buy Ryzen 1700 NOW or SHOULD I WAIT for any other processor?
    I would be using this pc for next 4-5 years minimum.


    TJ Hooker said:
    Ryzen 2 (die shrink + some minor optimizations I believe) is rumoured for Feb 2018. Other than that, there's nothing coming soon to wait for. Ryzen 1700 would definitely be a good performer with great perf/dollar. 8700K would probably perform better, but total platform cost would be a fair bit more.
  6. TJ Hooker said:
    You realize that the only performance difference between a $300 mobo and a $100-150 mobo with the stock cooler would be maybe like an extra 100 MHz overclock?

    Also, I feel like you could have asked this question (what mobo) in your other thread.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3563285/ryzen-1700-nov-2017.html


    I was also interested in Asus X370 Prime Pro motherboard. But i thought that the Taichi or Crosshair will of superiour build quality than the Prime Pro and also i'm not sure what features i would use in the future.
    - I may buy a separate cpu cooler at a later date.
  7. That extra 0.2 G Hz you can get from the expensive MB and cooler cost is not worth it. There is nothing as future proof, dude.
  8. rgd1101 said:
    MERGED QUESTION
    Question from Sumant0007 : "Should i go for Ryzen 1700 in Nov 2017"

    Sumant0007 said:
    I want to build a PC for video editing and rendering purpose plus casual gaming. Should i buy Ryzen 1700 NOW or SHOULD I WAIT for any other processor?
    I would be using this pc for next 4-5 years minimum.


    TJ Hooker said:
    Ryzen 2 (die shrink + some minor optimizations I believe) is rumoured for Feb 2018. Other than that, there's nothing coming soon to wait for. Ryzen 1700 would definitely be a good performer with great perf/dollar. 8700K would probably perform better, but total platform cost would be a fair bit more.




    In India Ryzen 1700 is available at $368USD and Intel 8700K at $483USD. Is 8700K worth extra $115 ??
  9. Best answer
    Keep in mind that with the 8700K, you have to buy an aftermarket cooler, as well as a more expensive Z370 motherboard.

    As said above, the difference between a good Ryzen overclock and a mediocre one is like 200-300 MHz. So ~5-10% difference in clock speed at most. That really isn't going to make a big difference. Spending hundreds of dollars extra on high end mobo + aftermarket cooler for that last bit of clock speed isn't really going to make it any more future proof. Unless you think you'll want/need the extra features of a more expensive mobo, it probably isn't worth it. You really only need an X370 if you're running a dual GPU setup, and those aren't really recommended anyway.
  10. vapour said:
    That extra 0.2 G Hz you can get from the expensive MB and cooler cost is not worth it. There is nothing as future proof, dude.


    Future proof means my requirements may not change drastically in next few years. For example few weeks ago i didn't had money for M.2 SSD, now i have. But the problem is that my MB does not have M.2 slot.
    Likewise, currently i donot know overclocking; but after some weeks or months, i may try overclocking and i may also invest in an air or liquid cooler. So the MB should have the features that u may need in future. :)

    So If I i buy Ryzen 1700 and use the stock cooler(or even a liquid cooler for overclocking), then which motherboard would you suggest... Asrock Taichi X370($276USD in India) of Asus X370 Prime Pro($199 ) ??
  11. If you have the budget and don't think the money is a waste for maybe just 1 feature you may need, go for it.
  12. vapour said:
    Agree with above 2, it is meaningless to invest in good overclocking mb while using stock cooler. Stock cooler is pretty good, but not enough to take advantage of good mb. If you only decide to overclock to 3.7-3.8, B350 MB is good enough with stock cooler. My suggestion (32 gb and GTX 1070 will be needed for 4k):

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor (₹26199.00 @ Amazon India)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M MORTAR Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (₹8775.00 @ Amazon India)
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (₹25908.41 @ Amazon India)
    Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (₹12150.00 @ Amazon India)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (₹3499.00 @ Amazon India)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW2 Gaming iCX Video Card (₹32726.59 @ Amazon India)
    Case: Corsair - Carbide SPEC-04 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case (₹3924.00 @ Amazon India)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (₹3749.32 @ Amazon India)
    Total: ₹116931.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-10 21:20 IST+0530

    You are always on the ball vapour. Especially the 32GB RAM (or more).

    The only thing I would add to your list is a PCIe NVMe supper fast SSD. Maybe an M.2 one.
    I have one of the Intel PCIe drives and in normal use it has no advantage what so ever over my SATA SSD's.
    But when video editing and rendering that super speed really becomes useful.
  13. @ JoeMomma

    Their pricing on good parts is ridiculous there, yep, agreed on NVME part.
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