As Lead Graphic Designer, my PC build is set up for graphic design, media, video editing, all the things needed in the advertising world. Having a fast build that you can upgrade over time allows you to get more work done at a faster pace, and do more without having to sacrifice your time. Here at Miller Ad Agency, we stay ahead with our equipment in order to give you the best and fastest results possible.
That said, technology is constantly changing and evolving. How can you make sure you’re not left behind?
Buying the latest and greatest isn’t always the answer, because, let’s face it, buying a new product (cough, cough Apple) every year isn’t always possible. Luckily, right now, with PC computers, it’s the best time to build. With processor giants like Intel and AMD, releasing new processors and video cards in the market, there is more opportunity than ever. Prices are getting very low as is, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, it’s going to get even better. Now is the time to get a little DIY on your technology.
I put together a list of parts (below) which works for me and what I want to do. You can always save money by leaving this and that out. Each person is different and what it boils down to, is what you do and want your computer to do for you. With sites like newegg.com & amazon getting parts next day hasn’t been easier.
Here are the parts I used for my build:
Deepcool Gamer Storm Quadstellar Case
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Extreme Gaming Motherboard
AMD Ryzen 9 3900x (the processor that runs the show)
Corsair H150i Pro RGB
Deepcool Gamer Storm RGB Fans
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR 3600 Mhz 64GB Ram
EVGA Geforce RTX 2080 Super FTW (video card for editing and gaming)
Seasonic PRIME Ultra 1000W 80+ Titanium Power Supply
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500 GB m.2 SSD (for the operating system)
Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB SSD (for my programs that I install)
3 Seagate 8 TB Drives and 1 Seagate 3 TB Drive (for media storage)
1 Hitachi 500 GB Drive (just for Photoshop)
I bought the parts that would help future-proof my build for a few years to come, with the board that I have, I’m able to swap out the processor and video card for something better when that time comes. Thinks keeps me from having to make or buy a PC all over again.
The whole concept of future proofing for me is making sure my build lasts for x amount of years and able to upgrade when the time comes. In many businesses, and advertising especially, if you don’t keep up with technology, you run into problems. These problems can include not having enough memory or your computer being so slow that just running everyday things becomes a chore.