GeForce RTX 3090 - 24GB
I started out with a decent video card. This thing was great, good for 2 screens in full HD, but when exporting video’s… not so great. A lot of crashes and it certainly could not handle 4K video! So as soon as there was more money coming in, I upgraded to this bad boy! And man, it can handle 4K exporting and running 2 screens at 4K, no problem at all!
Logitech Pro x Headset
Not only for editing I need a good headset, also when I talk to my clients I need to work hands free. I used to have a Jabra headset, but the quality was not thát great and it teared after 2 years of intensive usage. So I bought these Logitech Pro X! Its wired, because I don’t like to mess around with bluetooth because my family living in my house, all using bluetooth speakers and everything!Interested? Check prices on Amazon here
Corsair Vengeance DDR5 64GB
When working on 4K video, your RAM must not become a problem. That’s why I installed 2x 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR5 RAM. This way I have a total of 64 GB which makes video editing runs extremely smooth. Maybe I can also edit 8K with this, time will tell!
B550 Aorus Elite v2
The motherboard needed to run with an AMD CPU, it should support DDR5 64 GB and must had enough 3.2 USB ports so I could plug anything on there. Hence, the Aorus Elite v2 does a excellent job with all those things!
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core 24-Thread
When editing in 4K, streaming, recording and doing everything at the same time, you need a real power beast to control everything. This CPU is incredible fast and can practicly do anything you throw at it… I’m really happy with it and it is truly a joy to have this on my motherboard!
Logitech G203 LIGHTSYNC Wired
When it comes to a mouse, I really need a mouse that is wired. I never liked the wireless mouses with batteries that run low. Also I wanted to have different profiles to use in for example Premiere Pro or Chrome. I can adjust my DPI with the button on top, so that it always work the way I want. The buttons on the side for my thumb are programmed to switch a window from one monitor to the other, and to go a page back in the browser. Extremely useful! Also this mouse is very cheap and works for minimal 2 years intensive usage.
Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard for Business
Typing is very important when building websites and editing video. The problem I have with ‘normal’ keyboards are that they are… normal! Who’s hands are created straight, I have never understood this. That’s why I switched at a very early age to ergonomic keyboards. They really work great. This version from Microsoft is also very quiet and fits perfect on the desk.
Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Cooling this big CPU is only possible with something that can create some great cooling without giving you the feeling your PC is lifting off. And who says it has to be expensive? This Dark Rock Pro 4 cooler is really worth every penny. It stays quiet (my GPU is making way more noise) and my CPU is never overheated.
I started out with my Logitech C920. The first thing I invested YouTube money in was a new camera! I didn’t know what to buy but I wanted a 4K camera. The Sony Alpha A6100 is affordable and does the job quit good. The only downside is that it has no LOG recording.
Falcon Eyes SO-68TDX II
For a key light I wanted a really big one. But as my space is limited, I could not place a big dome. So I wanted something flat, but adjustable in kelvin and also adjustable in strenght. The Falcon Eyes SO-68TDX does a really good job at this with its 60cm diameter and is also… flat!
Shure MV7X XLR
My first microphone was my iPhone… I’m not kidding! It lay very close to my Logitech C920 Full HD webcam and with those two things I recorded the first year of all my video’s. Then I bought a cheap second hand Rode NTG2 microphone which helped me out for another couple of years! The problem was however that it is very sensitive. So when I moved to Portugal for 8 months I had a big problem, the reverb inside of ALL rooms was insane and I needed a new microphone. I always had my eye on the Shure mics, but I simply found them way overprised. Untill I saw the MV7X XLR version! I bought it and I am really, really happy with it. The quality is very good and with my pre-amp all works excellent!
Elgato Cam Link 4K
When using a 4k camera, you bump into another problem. How am I going to get my 4K recordings to my PC without the hassle of switching SD cards every single time? And what about live streaming? Elgato has the answer! With a sweet 8K cable this little External Camera Capture Card does everything you need. Stream your camera straight into OBS and record or start live streaming.
Adobe Creative Cloud
I was fortunate enough to have a dad which worked as a teacher for a couple of years. That made it possible to use the Adobe Creative Cloud for a extremely low price (teacher discount). This enabled me to use Premiere Pro, Photoshop and Indesign before I could afford it. Now I use the Black Friday sale from Adobe itself and have the Creative Cloud subscription with 50% discount!
When I started I used a greenscreen. To light me out and the green screen, I bought really cheap, second handed softboxes with some 6000K lights in it. In my search to make a cool background I bought a few Philips Hue lights that I can control and save scenes via my smartphone. Its not all the way how I want it, but its a great start in my opinion!
Since the Shure MV7X is a XLR microphone, I needed a Pre Amp to fuel it. I could use a real high-end product, but then I read the reviews about this Pre Amp. With no additional noise added and it does simply what it needs to be done! Amping up the signal. Great price for a great product.
Behringer U-Phoria UMC22 USB
There are all kind of Audio Interfaces to plug your XLR microphone into your computer. However, I always wonder – do I need to have the most expensive if I have denoisers and other cleaning tools? Turn out, I didn’t need it at all and there is no white noise added via this interface. It just plugins in and works excellent on my PC.