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Build startup: Ryzen 1700x with Asus Prime x370-A

I've bought this mobo cpu combo already and i'm looking for recommendations to finish off the build. Using this for 4k video editing with premiere pro, looking to buy up to date parts that will withstand a good 2 years of heavy editing. Need suggestions for GPU and budget friendly memory (Going with ballistic sport LT 16gb of ram. How much ssd/hdd should i get to start?) not exactly sure what makes a gpu better for editing and why but I would like to hear from someone who does (i'm capped out at 400$ for the gpu)

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As to the GPU

4K is awful heavy on the GPU so you shop the usual Nvidia 1080. As to if the GPU helps with editing you have to check if your editor supports this or not.

4K editing will chew up any machine you can think of today. Basically you trade power and money for reductions in delays and time spent. If this is just for hobby, then you can go cheap and just wait.

However 4K UHD playback is still mindbending heavy work for the GPU today so this is why I say you have to get the most you can in that slot.

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Storage. Two thoughts on what to do.

1. SSDs rule here but you need bulk storage as well. So the usual is a SSD boot drive and make it as big as you can since even when editing you might want to use that for your work in progress and then a cheap 4TB or larger old spinning rust bucket for work that is done.

2. After that you need backups,. Most folk go with cheap external USB drives or a NAS.

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Ram and gpu

Stock ram speed is 2666 for that cpu.
If your planning on overclocking bump that up.
You will want a 2x8GB kit.

At $400 for a gpu looks like your limited to the gtx 1060.

Do some reading about the edit prog to see if it leans on the gpu.

Don't forget the psu.
Some folks skimp on this area and it bites them in the back side.

Storage.....this gets into budget.
If the budget is tight a 128GB ssd and a 1TB hdd.
Got more budget bump it out to 256 and 2TB.
Got more budget bump it out to 512 and 4TB.

Keep backups in mind as that's and extra expense.

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