All Black Workstation

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João Pedro Reis
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All Black Workstation

When I decided to start creating video professionally, my first computer was a pre-built system. It had a first generation i7, the i7-870. It didn't take long until I realized how it lacked the power for the kind of work I needed to do. So, I made the decision to upgrade my system.

I bought a used computer from a close friend with an i5-6600K to which I added some new, more capable components. Still, as soon as I tried to export a video, the computer became unusable for the simplest of tasks, like even checking email. Multitasking on this system was not a thing!

And that is how, in 2018, and for the first time in my life, I built a new computer. The i7-8700K was a major, major boost in terms of productivity for my video editing work and multitasking due to it's core count, speed and multithreading.

I also imagined a nice, sleek, pitch black build. 2 years later, it serves me amazingly and I am super happy of how it came out! Here is the updated parts list of my current all black workstation:


Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler
Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING ATX LGA1151
Kingston HyperX Fury 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 CL16
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB (OS, Programs)
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB (Adobe Cache & Scratch Files)
Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Personal)
Samsung 960 EVO 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (For "in editing" projects)
Seagate BarraCuda Pro 10 TB 7200RPM (For "in queue" and archive)
Seagate BarraCuda Pro 14 TB 7200RPM (on a NAS, for a complete system backup)
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition
Lian Li GB-001X Anti-Sag Bracket for Graphics Cards
TP-Link Archer T9E PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter
Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Dark Tempered Glass
CableMod - CableMod RT-Series PRO ModMesh Cable Kit for ASUS and Seasonic - BLACK
SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Color(s): Black Carbon
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Color
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 175.42
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 359.99
ASUS - ROG Strix (Z370-F)
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 299.32
Kingston - HyperX Fury (2666MHz) (Black) (4x)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 199.99
EVGA - SC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1070 Ti
Storage
Samsung - 850 EVO (2x)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 137.29
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 197.99
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 197.78
Seagate - Barracuda Pro (ST10000DM0004)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 10 TB
PSU
$ 152.02
Seasonic - Focus Plus
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Fractal Design - Meshify C – Dark TG ATX
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 24.47
Cooling
$ 80.90
be quiet! - Dark Rock 4
Type: Air Cooler
CableMod
$ 109.99
CableMod - RT-Series Cable Kit for ASUS and Seasonic
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: PRO ModMesh
Color: Black
CableMod
CableMod - RT-Series Cable Kit for ASUS and Seasonic
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: PRO ModMesh
Color: Black
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