My friend and fellow YouTuber Jayden Harrod reached out and wanted me to help him breathe life into his old PC. And by breathe life I mean build a whole new machine. Well Kinda build a whole new machine.
We saved the bits we liked and discarded the bits we didnt and built Jayden a new Ryzen 7 2700x based editing and music production rig so he can get back on top of his YouTube and beat making game and also game.
There is a bit of a story behind the original PC that were gutting for this build. Jayden bought the PC with the money that he had earned making videos on YouTube. He worked for a very long time to be able to buy it so it has a bit of significance to him. Which is exactly why were throwing it in the bin.
Right so as usual lets talk about everyone’s favourite part, the parts. The current motherboard is the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 and its getting replaced with the ASRock x470 SLI Master. The current CPU is the Intel i7 3770K and its getting replaced with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700x. Were keeping the GPU from the old machine for now which is an MSI GTX 970 3 and a half gig card. The old Sharkoon case is being replaced with the brand new Phanteks Eclipse P350X Mid tower case. Lastly for memory were using 16GB of Gskill Ripjaws V or 5 DDR4 memory at 3200mhz.Â
Can I just say that I love this case. Seriously its really easy to build in, easy to cable manage and the addressable RGB built into the case case isn’t over the top. Phanteks really has a winner. I could go on all day about how much I love their cases but no one wants to hear that. Unless you do.
We didn’t benchmark anything or get any performance numbers because to be absolutely honest. This machine is a workstation and as long as it can edit in premiere and run FL studio with 4 billion VST plugins then nothing else really matters.