I’m going to buy a second hand Ryzen 5 3600 build for after Effects and 4k video editing on premier Pro. Should I buy itm

1 : Anonymous2021/03/23 13:55 ID: mbf93w

Hi friends, I'm about to buy a second hand Ryzen 5 3600 pc for my work that consists of animated logo designing, 2d animation on after Effects and some decent amount of 4k video editing for my YouTube channel. The CPU configuration is :

Ryzen 5 3600 with stock cooler. MSI B450M Pro VDH MAX. 16 gb (8gb x2) 3200Mhz DDR4 ADATA XPG RAM kit. ZOTAC GTX 1660 Super 6gb with twin fan. 500 gb CRUCIAL MX500 SSD. 1 TB WESTERN DIGITAL BLUE HDD. Corsair CX450 Power supply. Cooler master Masterbox MB511 cabinet.

Plz suggest if I should get this build or not.

2 : Anonymous2021/03/23 14:11 ID: grxi6vd

Since updating your GPU right now is borderline impossible, I'd suggest at a minimum if you're doing editing to up your RAM to 32gb. It will make a much noticable difference.

ID: grxilf6

That's good advice. I do video editing and restoration on my 3600x and it's beefy enough to do the work but adding more RAM definitely improves performance and it's noticeable from the first bootup.

ID: gry402r

Be sure your video files stay on a SSD. My 4k files have their own ssd while my os nvme has a small partition for temp files. I can scrub through 4k material native without any issues/proxies with a 3700X and a old RX570. Encoded result files can end up on large hds/NAS.

ID: grxj1es

I run Ryzen 5 3600, Sapphire Nitro RX 5700 XT, 32gigs of 3600 crucial ballistix ram, MSi b550 tomahawk, and it edits video like a champ. I do custom map making for Cities Skylines and have hundreds of mods and over a thousand assets running and it handles it fine.

ID: grxqx7n

second this, regularly maxing out 16gigs

maybe even 64gbs would be nice

a nvme would be nice too

ID: gryhjcs

I'm maxing out 64gb and 2x Samsung 970 Pro HEDT would be my next step.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/23 13:58 ID: grxgi7w

I have a 3600. I use it for video editing, photo editing, and audio editing. It performs well in all those tasks. I have a RX 5700 gpu.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/23 14:05 ID: grxhg3i


5 : Anonymous2021/03/23 14:33 ID: grxkxwu

You probably know about this already and I don't know all the details about it but a friend of mine who makes a lot of video edits mentioned that he uses "video proxies" to help with the editing speed on his older system (Ivy Bridge i7 CPU, GTX660, 16gb DDR3-1333 RAM).

Other than that your proposed setup looks decent. Though the only thing I can point out is that I'd maybe bump the PSU up to 500-520W. 450 should run what you have there but I feel it's good to have a little bit more overhead.

ID: grz28p3

Why more? That build wouldn't consume much more than 250W from the wall. Why make it run less efficiently?

ID: grz3k7u

I was under the impression that setup would draw just above 400W at full load. Just ran it through a PSU calculator and it looks like 450 would be fine.

I know we're not in the days of 9800GX2's and such with massively long GPU's pulling loads of power but I was under the impression that a 1660 drew like 150W add to that the CPU and a nominal amount of power for the other components and I estimated 400W max draw and built in some extra overhead just in case.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/23 20:27 ID: gryybcr

adobe is still a sweet spot for Intel. for amd the 3600 is underpowered for that kind of workload, get a 3700 or 3900 even better

7 : Anonymous2021/03/23 20:56 ID: grz2dlf

Go for it!

8 : Anonymous2021/03/23 22:13 ID: grzcul0

Depends on your budget and what you value.


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