New PC for Music Production and games

spit666999

TS Rookie
Hello guys,

I am building a new pc from scratch for orchestral music production, video/photo editing and some games.
Here’s what I have got until now:

CPU
Ryzen 7 3700x

Cooling system
Noctua NH U12S

Motherboard
MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX

RAM
4x 16Gb – HyperX HX432C16PB3/16

Storage
Drive 1: Samsung 970 Evo 1Tb (OS, programs)
Drive 2: Samsung 860 EVO 1Tb (project files, videos)
Drive 3 and 4: 2x Samsung 860 EVO 1Tb (sample libraries)

GPU
RTX 2060 Super

Power supply
Chieftec 600w G80

Case
Phanteks p400

Monitor
I am used to working on a pair of 24" 1080p monitors. Now think about upgrading and choosing an ultrawide one. I found the Samsung C34H890, but I don't really know much about ultrawide monitors.

Any thoughts on this configuration?

Thank you for your time and have a great day!

Best,
spit
 

neeyik

TS Evangelist
Staff member
That RAM will only run at 3000 MHz, rather than 3200 MHz, in that configuration on that motherboard - this isn't a problem, as such, but for some people, the drop in potential maximum performance might be a concern.

Personally, I wouldn't be willing to skimp on the PSU - the Chieftec brand is okay, but only okay. I'd be wanting a better quality model in a computer that's doing actual work, rather than just gaming. Seasonic Gold Plus range or Corsair CX range, would be my preference.

A single curved ultrawide monitor might seem like a good idea, but a 34" 3440 x 1440 has 10" less real estate and fewer total horizontal pixels than two 24" 1920 x 1080 monitors. I'd personally stick with the twin setup.

The rest, though, all seem like good choices to me! :)
 

spit666999

TS Rookie
Hello neeyik,

Thank you for your input!
I decided to go for a X470 Gaming Pro Max, which supports up to 4000+Mhz, so there won't be any issue with my 3200Mhz RAM.
Thank you for you advice regarding the PSU. Hereunder, please find an update version of my setup.

CPU
Ryzen 3700x OEM

CPU Cooler
Be Quiet Dark Rock Slim (I found it to have the best ratio price/quality and I am also looking for a quiet setup)

Motherboard
MSI x470 Gaming Pro Max

GPU
As gaming is not my priority, I am willing to wait for new 3000-Gen Nvidia cards this year. So, I will take a second-hand R7 240 for the time being, just to be able to use a 1440p screen setup.

RAM
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT RED (BLS4K16G4D32AESE) (4x16Gb KIT)

Storage
- Corsair MP510 1To (OS, programs)
- 3x Samsung 860 EVO 1To (2x 1To being cheaper than 1x 2To)

Power supply
Corsair RM650x

Case
Be Quiet Pure Base 500 Window Grey

What do you think, neeyik?

Best,
spit
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
IMO SSDs on the storage drive might be overkill. You can read 1080p from any old HDD. Can't speak to 4K though. For bulk storage though, HDDs still win.