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Please help me configure my 14 core, x299 computer build for Adobe CC and Resolve 14

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Jan 26, 2018 Jan 26, 2018

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Hi all!

I'm in the process of sitting down to build my 4k-6k editing and After Effects PC workstation and I'm in a quandary as to the best way to optimize the hardware configuration for my particular x299 motherboard to get the best performance and fewest bottlenecks.  I would appreciate any advice from the computer experts here.

Ideally, I would like to do green screen compositing and light graphics and animation work in After Effects CC, and edit, color correct, and mix/master audio in DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio.  I may stick with Premiere Pro CC in order to finish editing a project already in-progress and then switch over to Resolve once it's completed.

Current video codecs will be 4k and possibly 6k DNxHR and Cineform 10 bit, 4:2:2 with exports from 1080p to 6k DNxHR, H.264, and H.265 depending on the deliverable needed.

I have built my own computers in the past, but the move to M.2 SSD drives and sorting out PCI and CPU lane and SATA III port conflicts, and which M.2 drive should go in which slot, so as to get the best performance without knocking out the two SATA III SSD drives and/or the BD Decklink 8k 8-lane card, etc. on the Asus Rampage Extreme VI motherboard leaves me scratching my head.

Parts list:

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit with Creators Update - OS

Phanteks Enthoo Luxe - Case

Corsair H150i Pro - CPU Water Cooler

Asus Rampage VI Extreme - Motherboard

Intel i9-7940x Skylake-X 14 Core - CPU

64GB G.Skill Trident-Z 3200 MHz with 14 CAS Latency - RAM

2 Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SATA III SSD's - One for OS/Programs and one for Exporting

1 Samsung 960 Pro 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD - Project/Media Files

1 Samsung 960 Pro 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD - Temp/Scratch Files

12TB G-RAID with USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Thunderbolt 3 ports - Storage Drive (RAID 0 or 1 ??)

Asus Strix Gaming OC 1080 Ti 11GB - GPU

EVGA 1200 Watt Platinum - PSU

To be added a little later:

Blackmagic Design Decklink 8k, 8-Lane PCIe Gen2 daughter card - 4k color grading (10 bit Rec. 709, P3, and Rec. 2020 with up to 60 fps HDR output)

4k HDR Grading Monitor - Model TBD

Anyone familiar with the Rampage VI Extreme motherboard have any ideas?

Thanks a bundle!

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