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PC BUILD RYZEN 3900X or i9 9900K

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Hi
I am going to build a PC for mainly Music Production which will involve Orchestral Music Composing for Movies with Large VSTI and CPU intensive Plugins Like u-he stuffs and also For Mixing and Mastering .My Main DAW is Cubase Pro 10.5.
could you Plz Help me to choose

1) The CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900x or i9 9900K along with the CPU cooler

2) As I am Working with Mainly 4K Video Footages from Sony A7iii i will be doing my video editing in 4k also which will incorporate Video Editing,Color correction and rendering.For my Video work i am working on Premiere Pro 2020.So what Budget graphics card should i choose now?

Your Guidance will be Very Helpful for me

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I'd go for the 3950x over the 9900k. Or wait a few weeks until the new Intel CPU's come out which will be faster and cheaper than the 9900K


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Norbury Brook wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:04 pm
I'd go for the 3950x over the 9900k. Or wait a few weeks until the new Intel CPU's come out which will be faster and cheaper than the 9900K


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ok.What type of vsti do you use Orchestral Stuff and how many tracks per session is it ok to handle?

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not tested it fully yet but I use EW Play, Kontact and Halion.

If you're going for full on orchestral things then you'll probabaly need more than my 32 gig I use and go for 64 or 128. Some of the newer libs if you load all articulations/mic's etc you can easily eat up 30-40GB or ram.

streaming tracks are different from audio tracks too so take that into account.

I said the 3950x over 3900 just because it's the most powerful of that particular line of CPU's and seems to work well.

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rockthetop wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:02 am
1) The CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900x or i9 9900K along with the CPU cooler

2) As I am Working with Mainly 4K Video Footages from Sony A7iii i will be doing my video editing in 4k also which will incorporate Video Editing,Color correction and rendering.For my Video work i am working on Premiere Pro 2020.So what Budget graphics card should i choose now?

Your Guidance will be Very Helpful for me
I would check Scanproaudio.com for audio benchmarks (recently updated - check DAWbench tests), and I would check Pugetsystems.com for video benchmarks. For Puget go to "articles" and then on the left hand side you can filter by application. Then just browse for testing on GPUs. My hunch tells me that the current by far best value is the discontinued Radeon VII, but it is as I said discontinued and still around $500.

You should consider for video if you transcode to work off of proxies and how Premiere specifically does that if you need it - or if you want to work off of the 4k footage all the time.

Based on the latter consideration I would pay attention to the platforms you choose (AM4 for AMD and whatever it is for Intel) and look at storage and where you get higher performance and where you need it. My hunch tells me the 9900k + Nvidia will be your best overall bet, but I could see some edge cases where that's not the case. For me for example getting a Radeon VII made sense, and if I was to upgrade today I'd move to a Threadripper - because I've started trying out Davinci Resolve which uses the CPU for code/decode of video and the GPU for any vfx. But Premiere is likely somewhat different...

I think you should carefully consider your budget, what your primary and secondary goals are, and what your workflows should be like.
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