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  1. pc build advice

    What are you planning to do with the PC? Is this going to be for work or gaming or both?
  2. Workstation build questions

    CPU - The CPU would not be upgrade-able to the latest generation once the socket changes. You'll need to buy the new platform which generally will include a motherboard. RAM shouldn't change but if DDR5 comes along before your next upgrade, then expect that you'll have to buy new RAM as well. MOBO - If you want to use ECC, you'll need to go with XEON for the Intel platform. There is onboard graphics, but yes since you're buying a graphics card, it wouldn't matter. Memory - Kingston, Corsair, Crucial, Samsung are all good memory makers. I'd stick with those. Bootdrive - You don't really need a datacenter drive. The Samsung 850 Pro will be fine. Samsung now has the 860 Pro. I'd buy that if there isn't much of a price difference. OS - Not really. I use linux for SSD testing, but I don't use it too much aside from that. What kind of work are you planning to do with your machine? Case - Should be fine. It can always be upgraded later anyway. GPU - Nvidia should be pretty good on Linux support. It is Linux though so you may have to put in some work to get it to work right.
  3. not sure about case and coolers

    That's a pretty powerful system, so you'll definitely need a good amount of cooling. That case looks fine. It's an ATX case and you have an ATX board. If you want to go even cheaper, there are other alternatives but I typically suggest going with a good case to start with as it's one of those components that you can take along with you for several upgrades.
  4. Check your power connectors to ensure the drive isn't losing power somehow. Also check the SATA cable to ensure it's not loose. If the drive is still disappearing, it may be the drive is dying. Does this happen in another computer or a hard drive dock?
  5. Problem with the bios utility (Asus)

    What happens when you hit F10? Do you go into Windows? I'd hit F7 and go into the options. You may have the boot menu setup in a way that it boots into the BIOS rather than the Windows bootloader.
  6. It looks like it should be enough although honestly I'm not very familiar with Wirecast. That said, I've used OBS and it should be similar. On Wirecast's website, it seems like your system should be fine. Depending on your budget, it may be worthwhile to upgrade to a workstation grade graphics card though as Wirecast supports NVENC and I'm not sure if Wirecast will work with non-workstation cards. As for latency, it shouldn't be an issue, but since it's quite a few streams of live video, it may be worthwhile to go with an Intel system that doesn't have the possibility of latency issues at all. That said, video feeds going from cameras into cables then into your system will easily crack 100ms of latency at its worst, so I doubt a little bit of interdie latency should be something to be worried about.
  7. Workstation Recommendation

    For an application like that, you don't really need a whole lot. The entry level workstation would be a good choice. Feel free to upgrade to a Samsung 860 EVO if you'd like. If the budget allows for it, you can go with an 8th Gen Intel Core system, but honestly a quad core will be more than enough. ASUS motherboards are solid. Haven't had much issues with them. MSI and Gigabyte are good alternatives if you don't like ASUS. Kingston or Crucial are both great picks for memory. I like Corsair personally as well, but with the reputable brands the memory will all be solid. https://www.custompcreview.com/pc-computer-builds/recommended-workstation-pc-builds/ To drive the 3-4x monitors, you can get a lower end workstation graphics card like the Nvidia Quadro P600.
  8. New pc clueless

    I'd recommend getting a different memory setup. 2x4GB or 2x8GB as the platform is dual channel memory. If you only use a single stick, you will be running on single channel which is half the bandwidth. If you can afford it, I'd also recommend going with a full SSD over the hybrid. Hybrid SSD/HDDs are still very slow compared to a true SSD.
  9. Is Intel optane needed for my system?

    It really depends on what you're using the Optane drive for. If it's for something specific that requires extremely high performance storage like caching uncompressed high bitrate video, then yes Optane will be the optimal choice. Otherwise, something like a Samsung 960 Pro will be a better choice in terms of price to performance/capacity.
  10. Understanding Graphics Cards

    Hey JBoone, I touch a bit on it in the best workstation builds article. https://www.custompcreview.com/pc-computer-builds/recommended-workstation-pc-builds/ Essentially for video editing, it really boils down to better drivers that are better optimized for workstation applications vs drivers optimized for games.
  11. In that case, the build looks perfect. I don't see any glaring issues. That 1000w PSU is a bit overkill but otherwise everything looks good.
  12. What's the purpose of the build?
  13. I think the ASUS Prime Z370A is a good choice. It's a solid motherboard with a good value proposition. As you're not overclocking, you could go with a H300 series motherboard, but these aren't out yet, so you're stuck with the Z300 series motherboards. That said, the Z300 series stuff tend to be higher grade anyway so it's not a bad tradeoff.
  14. 1. Generally applications like that should support multi-threading. If not then yes, Intel will be faster thanks to faster IPC. 2. Depends. What are you doing with the card? If building large models at very high resolutions, a higher end card would be better. If you're doing simple models, then a lower memory graphics card should suffice. 3. Sure, that would be a good choice if you're not planning on overclocking.
  15. PC Won't Start Up

    Hey, welcome to the forums. Sounds like you might have a short going on somewhere as the PC will continue to stay on if something was incompatible. Did you properly use the motherboard standoffs to mount the motherboard? If so, I'd recommend removing everything from the PC case and putting the motherboard on a non-conductive surface like the box the motherboard came in. Then stick in the CPU, RAM, and GPU, and try to boot it up. If it comes on, then somewhere you have a short. While it's on a non-conductive surface, also ensure all the power connectors are properly on and not loose if you have a modular PSU. Aside from that, all I can think of is you may have a DOA motherboard. You may want to contact the manufacturer or the store where you purchased it for an exchange.