- 25 months ago
Hi Guys Opinions needed please.. Have priced up and was about to buy/build an i7 8700k machine, (1080ti, 32gb, 500 nvme etc)
Have now started thinking along the lines of going the extra for a i7 7820 build with x99 board, allowing an i9 upgrade path when prices drop sufficiently. this would mean trading down from the 1080ti to a 1060 or 1070 6gb to free up the budget for the extra cpu money.. (My premiere pro work does include using GPU plugins like lumetri, stabilse and luts)
The machine is primarily for editing 4k (100mbps h264 from drones) and some VR work. If I went 1060/70, I would hope to upgrade that at a later date to get back on the 1080ti (or 2280/1180 train, depending what they call the next gen!)
Thoughts? am I oversciencing, and should just get the 8700k, 1080ti and stop faffing about with the decisions? :P or is there some logic in the 7820 route...??
7820 Build: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/46KLP3
8700 Build: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/zwm3ZR
And for an alternative take, 2700x build : https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Stoo1701/saved/NLpCyc
Appreciate your thoughts !!