19 months ago
I am moving to 4k video editing (H.264) in premier pro and am wondering if my 8600K (6c/6t) will be able to hold up... I don't think it will. I also do CAD work on the side. I am also running out of storage, and would like to move to a separate storage server so I can access the storage on multiple PCs. According to Puget Systems, they are not recommending dual Xeons for premier pro, as it likes a mix of cores and clockspeeds. Threadripper/Ryzen just unfortunate doesn't work great for PP. I can get two Xeon Bronze 3104 (6c/6t) processors for $234 each, with another $100 if I want the Bronze 3106 (8c/8t). I am looking at the Asus WS C621E Sage motherboard for around $500. I am worried about my Z370 system because it has 4 ram slots, and I have 16GB occupying 2 of the slots, maxing me out at 32GB, whereas I could go up to 64GB on X299 and I would have to buy new ram for the Xeon system.
So, cost wise...
X299 7900X (10c/20t) - $800 Asus Rampage VI Extreme - $620 (could go with another, cheaper one, but I love the Extreme.
Xeon 2x Bronze 3104 (12c/12t) - $470 Asus WS C621E Sage - $550 16GB ECC Ram (to start) - $160 8600K Gaming System
I could use the Xeon as a server as well, as the C621E Sage has 10 Sata ports and 4 U.S ports... In all, the Xeon system is about $300 cheaper. meaning I could buy more RAM. I know the 7900X would perform better, but do you think the Xeon makes more sense since it is cheaper, has more ram, (possibly), and can act as my storage server?