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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. To drive the 3-4x monitors, you can get a lower end workstation graphics card like the Nvidia Quadro P600.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Understanding Graphics Cards

    Hey JBoone, I touch a bit on it in the best workstation builds article. Essentially for video editing, it really boils down to better drivers that are better optimized for workstation applications vs drivers optimized for games.
  8. 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.
  9. What's the purpose of the build?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. PC Keeps Freezing

    Hmmmm...... that's a strange issue. I'd recommend running a Memtest to see if there's any issues with the memory and update all the drivers to the latest versions if you haven't already. Also, you may have some luck checking the event viewer. Sometimes a crash doesn't necessarily have a BSOD and it may be logged in the event viewer.
  14. PC Keeps Freezing

    Are you getting bluescreens? Usually the bluescreens will have some sort of code to point you in the right direction.
  15. Hey whats up kr1s 1. If you're looking for an Intel build, this would be the best at the budget. On the AMD side, you could get something like a Ryzen 1700X. 2. Depends on the software, but I believe at least 3DS Max supports CUDA, so a Quadro card would be beneficial. For your applications, both Nvidia Quadro and AMD FirePro works. 3. Your build looks pretty good. For the motherboard I'd go with the ASUS Prime and the PSU, I'd go with the Corsair. You might be able to save a couple bucks on the platform if you go with an AMD Ryzen build. Would give you a bit of extra budget left over for a higher end GPU.