Alienware Aurora R8 Gaming Desktop i5-9600K -- ok for DaVinci Resolve? DAW

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festeringheap
KVRist
382 posts since 7 Mar, 2011

Post Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:20 pm

I am considering leaving mac and going to Windows for cost reasons. Would this gaming desktop be any good for audio/video work? This is not the latest model, but here are the specs:

9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9600K processor
16 GB DDR4

Drives:

1 TB 7200 rpm
256 GB SSD
Tray load DVD drive

Display and Video Graphics:

8 GB NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2070 graphics

Communications:

Killer™ Wireless 1535 802.11ac + Bluetooth® 4.2

Ports:

6 × USB 3.0
1 × USB 3.1
5 × USB 2.0
2 × USB-C
1 × HDMI™
1 × Display Port
1 × headset jack
1 × combo audio jack
1 × microphone jack
1 × Killer™ Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet port

Operating System:

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Home


Model: AWAUR8-5516SLV-PUS

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DJ Warmonger
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3457 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Alienware Aurora R8 Gaming Desktop i5-9600K -- ok for DaVinci Resolve? DAW

Post Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:23 am

For audio, GPU is useless but CPU is important. Better scrap that GPU and go for custom build.
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