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  1. #1 What to upgrade to? 
    Senior Member Joshua Hoareau's Avatar
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    Hey everyone!
    So I'm finally looking to upgrade my video editing PC! Here is a list of my current parts.
    My system is now about 6 years old and I'm starting to see it struggle a bit in certain areas. I can playback 6k 5:1 R3D at 1/4 quality in realtime, but would ultimately like to play it back at full res. I've updated pieces along the way (eg. the GPU, I started with a Titan Black when it first came out) but my CPU, motherboard and RAM are where it's starting to show it's age.
    Any advice on updating this would be awesome! Thanks all.

    CPU: i7-4960X
    Motherboard: Asus P9X79-E WS
    RAM: 64GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DD3 - CMD 16GX3M2A2400C10
    GPU: EVGA 1080TI SC2
    PSU: Corsair AX1200i Platinum
    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series™ 900D Super Tower Case
    Cooling: Corsair H100i Liquid Cooling
    DRIVES: C: OS Drive - 500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSD
    D: Scratch Disc - 2TB Western Digital Enterprise HDD
    E: Current Projects - 500GB Samsung 960 EVO SSD
    F: Media - x2 4TB Western Digital Black HDD (RAID 0)
    G: Media Back-Up - x2 8TB Toshiba MG05ACA800E (RAID 1)
    H: Games - 4TB Western Digital Black HDD
    I: Random - 250GB Samsung 850 EV0 SSD
    J: External Back-Up - x2 8TB Toshiba MG05ACA800E HDD (RAID 1) in an Akitio nt2-u31c Enclosure
    Lots of external drives.
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    The only thing I can think of is to replace the CPU and mainboard with an AMD system. Maybe you won't need the liquid cooler? I don't know how that works. Maybe upgrade the GPU to one of the new NVidia models. You don't need anymore RAM, I don't think, but the new mainboard might require DDR4. Otherwise I can't see why you'd want to change anything else.

    The PSU seems solid, which is critically important. I think that your power consumption might actually go down a little bit with the new AMD CPUs.
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