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  • Mon, May 1 2017 6:22 PM In reply to

    • cls105
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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    Problem is with sata, and media with usb 3/3.1 drives.

    Can't really try a different GPU right now.

    I will try everest... any specific i should try with it?  thx

     

    Im going to keep working on ryzen since I also use other NLS.  Premiere seems to work well.  I will keep you updated and let me know what else you reccomend.  thanks

    x299 7940x, asus strix x299-e gaming, 1080ti, MC 2018.9, 128gb ram, w10 pro (1703) [view my complete system specs]
  • Mon, May 1 2017 7:02 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    forget everest.

     

    the problem is MC specific. either GPU or really with ryzen platform.

     

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  • Thu, May 11 2017 8:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    I went back to my intel and im seeing similar issues :/ so its probably something else (im thinking media or gpu w/ 3 4k displays)

    Intel 4790k cpu /w asus z97 gryphon mobo w/32gb ram

    Media Composer 8.8.3

    Windows 10 home creators edition - clean install with minimal apps on system

    gtx 980ti

    3x 4k monitors

    OS is on ssd, media on 4tb WD Black Drive

    And im getting slightly choppy playback with everything rendered (gpu disabled for rendering)..

    Im thinking that maybe it has to do with the media on my timeline.  I'm mixing all sorts of dimensions, framerates, codecs, in this 1080 23.98 project. NO AMA Footage in timeline.

    OR My computer can't handle 3 4k monitors with fullscreen playback on 1 of them.

    2 of the 4k monitors are for media composer GUI, 1 is for full screen playback.

    I am willing to upgrade to a 1080ti card.  Kaby lake 7700k, whatever it takes to improve performance.

    Sorry for being annoying, I appreciate your input, suggestions, etc.  Thank You

    Screen shots during playback below:

    x299 7940x, asus strix x299-e gaming, 1080ti, MC 2018.9, 128gb ram, w10 pro (1703) [view my complete system specs]
  • Thu, May 11 2017 8:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    We'll, run 2 monitors at 1080p for a day, see what happens.

     

    and no full screen playback.

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  • Thu, May 11 2017 8:59 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    isolating and fixing problems, rather than buying new stuff is in the long run cheaper as well as more efficient ;)

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  • Mon, Aug 14 2017 7:38 PM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    Well I gave my Ryzen 1700 a lot of chances.  Rendering performance was good but overall playback of video was not good.

    So I built a x299 7820x ($600 for cpu) computer with an asus x299-e ($350) motherboard. Used my existing 32gb ddr4 and added 32gb more ($260) to take advantage of quad channel.

    This thing rocks!  Once that 18 core cpu comes out, I may have to buy it if there are financing options with affirm somewhere.

    Although, one realizes that when you start to work on high core computers, that the drives become the bottleneck.

    Something I didnt realize until some fine people on this board told me that.  Thank you for your input!

    This screen grab is transcoding media from ssd to another ssd dnxhr sq

    win10 pro creators, MC 8.9


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  • Wed, Aug 30 2017 2:37 AM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    My best setup now:  7820x the latest version of MC, 1080ti, AND my blackmagic intensity 4k.  Latest non qualified blackmagic desktop and nvidia drivers.

    Im done working software only mode w/ triple monitors (1 as fullscreen playback).

    Adding the Intensity and using 2 windows displays just makes everything perfect.  This is really the traditional setup and one I used for years but I thought hardware was just more sluggish.  Now everything seems super quick though.

    I also wanted to show a little addition to my tower that I like.  I can swap 3 3.5 drives very easily and 2 2.5 drives (great to copy media for laptop editing).  Before I'd use usb to sata 2.5 and 3.5 but this uses less cables.  Ignore the ugly missing faceplate for the 2.5 rack.

    The 3.5 hotswap is great because I can just leave old project media in a drawer and load it up quickly (trayless setup) if I need to bring up the project.  Also, I only put in the drives that I need so it keeps things cooler.

    I love having my os on a m.2 drive, makes everything so much cleaner.


    x299 7940x, asus strix x299-e gaming, 1080ti, MC 2018.9, 128gb ram, w10 pro (1703) [view my complete system specs]
  • Wed, Aug 30 2017 7:35 AM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    Hi,  Thanks so much for all the info you have posted - really useful stuff!

    I was going to try the Ryzan route but after reading went for the i7.

    Once its built I will report back and how well my old Nitris DX responds...

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  • Wed, Feb 14 2018 11:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    can anyone tip me on a gaming computer that will get mouch bang for buck?

     

    for example Asus or some other easy to find.

     

    it would be great if my Mojo DX hba pci card will fit

  • Sat, Jun 30 2018 5:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    My custom built 14 core 7940x at 4.1ghz (air cooled) is killing it with the transcoding.  No freaking way imac pros are clocking this high.


    x299 7940x, asus strix x299-e gaming, 1080ti, MC 2018.9, 128gb ram, w10 pro (1703) [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Jul 1 2018 2:53 PM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    Wondering what motherboard did you use?  Trying to research parts  for a new build.

     

    Thank you

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  • Sun, Jul 1 2018 10:26 PM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    Mobo info is attached.  I just spoke to a guy who has delidded my cpu's in the past (this 7940x is not delidded though) and he said hes getting 4.5ghz from a delidded 7980xe 18core.  Im obsessed with this high end desktop cpu's now.


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  • Mon, Sep 10 2018 3:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    Hi I think this is what I am going to go with today and buy the parts and assemble.  Can you guys give me your opinions on this build.  Not sure on the case or the Psu I listed here but I think everything else should be good and ok with avid.

     

    Avid Media Composer 4k Edit Build 1

    Intel Core i7 7820x ————————————CPU————468.00

    Asus Rog STRIX X299 EGAMING LGA 2066 —MOBO———290.50

    EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING ——-GPU—————278.00

    EVGA Supernova 750 G3 750 Watt —PSU————————-99.00

    G.SKILL 32GB (2 x 16GB) Ripjaws V Series 

    DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz———————————————290.00

    Windows 10 PRO OEM 64 bit ——————————————145.00

    Samsung 960 PRO NVMe M.2 512GB SSD ————————205.00

    Rosewill Gaming ATX Full Tower 

    Computer Case Cases THOR V2 Black——————————125.00

     

                         Total—     1901.00

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  • Mon, Sep 10 2018 5:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    anybody out there have any thoughts?

     

     

     

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  • Mon, Sep 10 2018 6:22 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Benchmarks for those who build their own computers.

    Looks fine.

     

    I like more down to earth server boards with less flashy LEDs. more stable imho.

    But Intel made this almost impossible this time around with an artificial xeon - consumer fork.

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