THREADRIPPER BUILD GUIDE:

The complete build guide is available as a PDF file for only $7.

  • Insights into parts, like choosing power supplies, etc.
  • Connection diagrams for everything like M.2, PCIe, etc.
  • BIOS tweaks and Windows 10 tweaks to get your computer in an optimal shape.
  • Free software to test your system.
  • How to handle RAW data rates.
  • Free email support – ask me anything!

Click here to purchase (Direct purchase link).

 

 

The following video highlights my new workstation build (parts below) for 4K real-time editing and grading with the new AMD 1950X Ryzen ThreadRipper CPU:

Goals of this workstation

  • The system must run DaVinci Resolve 14 in a stable manner.
  • Designed for a 4K “real-time” workflow. This includes:
    • Real-time playback over multiple layers for smooth editing.
    • Easy scrubbing on the timeline for smooth editing.
    • Color grading with multiple power windows, FX, noise reduction, ACES, etc., with no lags.
    • Fast render performance for export, caching, etc.
    • All this on a full resolution 4K timeline without creating optimized or cached media.
  • Support for additional software like Adobe Premiere Pro, OBS, etc.
  • Output delivery is Youtube/Vimeo/Facebook and possibly DCP for festivals. So DPX/OpenEXR isn’t necessary.
  • Color space: Rec. 709, 10-bit 4:2:2. Rec. 2020 is a long way off, and it will only be relevant at the end of life of this build. Same goes for HDR. Watch my video to learn more.
  • Years of operation – At least 3 years. Hoping for 5.

Parts List

  • CPU: AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1950X 16-Core / 32 Threads 3.4 GHz (Amazon, B&H)
  • CPU Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 Liquid / Water CPU Cooler (Amazon, B&H)
  • RAM: 8x8GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3200 CAS 14 (Amazon, B&H)
  • GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING (11 GB) (Amazon, B&H)
  • Motherboard: GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7 (Amazon, B&H)
  • Primary Drive for OS: Samsung M.2 960 Pro 512 GB SSD (80mm) (Amazon, B&H)
  • Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition (Amazon, B&H)
  • Power Supply: Corsair 80+ Platinum HX1200i (Amazon, B&H)
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Amazon, B&H)
  • Additional cooler (unused): Arctic Freezer 33 TR (Amazon, B&H)
  • Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit (Amazon, B&H)
  • Dell KB216 Keyboard, USB ($33) (Amazon, B&H)
  • Logitech MX Master 2S wireless mouse ($108) (Amazon, B&H)
  • UPS: APC 1500KVA (BR1500G-IN) ($225) (Amazon, B&H)

Parts yet to purchase at the time of this writing

  • 4K monitor – possibly BenQ 4K (Amazon, B&H) or similar. This is good enough for Internet work.
  • Blackmagic Design Decklink 4K card or Mini Monitor 4K (Amazon, B&H).
  • SSD RAID Array for media storage, possibly 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro in RAID 0 + An external 16 TB RAID 5 system with 7,200rpm drives for Backup.
  • Additional GTX 1080 Ti card if necessary.

THREADRIPPER BUILD GUIDE:

The complete build guide is available as a PDF file for only $7. It contains:

  1. Insights into parts, like choosing power supplies, etc.
  2. Connection diagrams for everything like M.2, PCIe, etc.
  3. BIOS tweaks and Windows 10 tweaks to get your computer in an optimal shape.
  4. Free software to test your system.
  5. How to handle RAW data rates.
  6. Free email support – ask me anything!

Click here to purchase (Direct purchase link).