February 22, 2016 - Purchased a Yuneec Q500 4K drone.
February 23, 2016 - Ordered a spare battery from B & H.
February 24, 2016 - Crashed drone into tree when girlfriend got between me and my screen.
February 26, 2016 - Dropped off drone at Yuneec headquarters in Ontario, CA. 30 Day Expected Repair time. Later that night, purchased another Yuneec Q500 4k drone at Best Buy.
After trying to play with some of the footage I had gotten, I quickly learned it was time to build a new computer to handle 4k video editing.
I didn't realize how far back my old computers were... pre-Sandy Bridge. So when choosing this processor, I was thinking strictly in terms of future-proofing my new rig. By going with this vs. the 4790, I get DDR4 RAM and I know this is the latest and greatest, for all of what, 6 months? 3? 1?
This was a difficult choice because I'm editing video, not gaming on quad 4k screens. I decided to over-engineer and go with the best. While the tubing seems super stiff, it's flexible enough to work even into my small case.
Don't do the pea trick, make an X on your processor and it'll spread out for max coverage.
I originally ordered the B150 Bazooka from MSI but later learned I cannot overclock my i7 6700k cpu with that board. I did some research and discovered the Gigabyte Z170MX Gaming 5 mobo that fit perfectly in my Thermaltake Core V21 case and has plenty of USB 3 ports and even USB-c
I can't believe it, but I've actually used all 32 gigs of RAM... I'll be upgrading for the next set of sticks to the 3000MHz RAM. I'd trade these out for those too, but the Red/Black just goes with my build.
I got a 4k drone recently and had to build a new computer to edit the footage.
In the middle of my build my buddy mentions m.2 being the last thing he heard about being the new thing.
So, I changed my mobo to allow for at least 1 m.2 drive. After looking at different options, decided to start with this one for a few reasons:
- 500 GB for about $150 is on point with EVO SSD's
- Add the m.2 direct connection and bam, it's ridiculously fast.
I have a 4TB external Seagate with USB 3.0 I've been using during the transition to this new build and the Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB M.2 is the perfect first m.2 drive to achieve cordless hard drive space.
The only thing I can think of is if I had the extra money, to get the 950 PRO as the speed is supposed to be another HUGE step up... I know I had to get PRO microSD cards to record 4k... haven't had any issues with the 850 though.
Was difficult to decide between this and the 8GB 390's from AMD. Since I'm in Premier Pro CC, decided to go with the safe bet and stick with Nvidia. Works seamlessly and looking forward to adding another one soon.
I decided to go with a unique looking case and decided on the Thermaltake V21 because of the great reviews and the expensive builds that other users here have put together with it. That felt like a great sign and it has turned out to be the best case I have ever come by. Everything comes off and can be moved to fit your taste perfectly.
Great power, love fully modular. Makes cable management so much easier.
Heard about some people having issues with the scroll wheel... it's not the best, but it works perfectly fine for me.
Can you say win? 4 TB for less than $125! USB 3.0 has steady transfer speeds as fast as the source can give. I'm seeing 80-100 MB/s and loving it!