Professional Video Editing

by Caleb G Posted on: 10/21/2020

Build Description

I'm a videographer with the State Department and have always used either an iMac or Mac Pro for editing in Premiere and AfterEffects.

After experiencing a forced reboot to Mojave because of driver incompatibility with Catalina, I decided I needed more control and frankly power.

So I converted to PC.

Since my primary workflow is in Premiere I decided to go with the Ryzen 9 3950X paired with an RTX 2060 Super SC Ultra 8gb. Since I usually travel for work (pre-COVID) I also needed something portable. Hence choosing the Sliger SM580. At 15.8 liters it's pretty compact and easy to transport when I need my workstation mobile. MOBO is a Gigabyte B550 I AORUS PRO AX, with Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200, SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB, Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 on the back. PSU is a Seasonic FOCUS SGX-650, 650W 80+, and to keep things cool I'm using the NZXT Kraken X63. OC is 4.35 at 1.15v with XMP enabled (Mem & FCLK @1600)

This is my first build and fortunately, it has been put to work as quickly as I could get it running! Looking forward to maybe trying to go smaller... ;)

Favorite Feature

I love how small but powerful this thing is.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Matisse 3.5GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Matisse 3.5GHz 16-Core AM4 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $679.99
Gigabyte B550I AORUS Pro AX AMD AM4 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Gigabyte B550I AORUS Pro AX AMD AM4 Mini-ITX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $179.99
EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER SC ULTRA GAMING 8GB
Qty: 1 $419.99
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
Qty: 1 $209.99
SM580 Mini-ITX PC Case for 280mm AIOs and 3-slot GPUs
Qty: 1 $269.00
Seasonic FOCUS SGX-650, 650W 80+ Gold, Full-Modular, SFX-L Form Factor, Compact Size
Qty: 1 $135.99
SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3
Qty: 1 $179.98
Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2
Qty: 1 $219.98