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If you have any suggestions for upgrades, or comments and questions on what I used, just comments below.

My total was actually right at $800. Got some decent deals at Micro Center. I built this computer for my wife. It is the first time I have ever built a computer and surprisingly it wasn't as complicated as I thought it would be. We mainly use it for video editing, vloging, and regular internet browsing. I have been able to run everything smoothly without any freezing, pauses, or crashes including video rendering while editing. I have had over three videos playing at one time and not even the slightest hesitation or buffering. The CPU is great. Multi-tasks like a champ. It came with the Wraith Cooler and that seems to be all I need. Including the two fans that came with the case. The case is great. Plain, simple, and plenty of space. Cable management is great. I had no problems hiding all the mess those cables can make. The case is also extremely quiet. The optic drive is basic. It does the job. I have only used it a couple of times for program installation. The card reader I installed is okay. I like the added USB 3.0, but I wish the card reader section was also at 3.0 speed. It is for the standard 2.0, but it still works fast enough. PSU is great. Has all of what I needed and then some. GPU is pretty standard. Nothing fancy. It puts out high enough definition for now. May upgrade in the future. SSD and HDD are pretty standard. I use the SSD for all of my programs and HDD for files. Programs open fast and Windows opens in a flash. I can have my PC up and running a program in less than 20 seconds from a cold start. I went with just 16GB of RAM for now. It seems to work well enough for what I need, and with the motherboard, I have room for upgrade later. Bios are pretty simple. Has options for overclocking, but I will probably just leave it how it is. I have to be pretty quick to get to my Bios screen otherwise my computer will start right up and not give me much of a chance. Monitor is okay. Big enough for me and displays at 1080p. I will definitely be upgrading that later and possibly be adding a second screen just to make things easier. But all in all, I am very pleased so far.

update- a winner has been chosen for the free game download. Thanks for all of the comments and keep them coming. I still wish to hear what yall's opinions are for upgrades.

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 5 points

Not bad at all! Like you mentioned, you will be upgrading your GPU, and that seems to be one of the only bottlenecks in this build. Good to hear that the FX-8350 is holding up to your expectations! +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

what software do you use? some software allows you to leverage the GPU to speed up encoding and rendering times, so if at all possible i'd see what software could actually do that and go from there. if you were to get a second monitor get one that has an "IPS" panel. IPS panels have better color reproduction and a wider viewing angle than a standard monitor and thus are better favored for creative content purposes, although they can be a bit more expensive. you can still pick up a decent monitor with an IPS panel for $150 give or take.

other than that, ~$800 for a full 'entry-level' video editing machine is pretty good.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using Magix movie edit pro. I'm not sure if it uses the GPU that way or not. Never really looked into it, but I will definitely be checking into it. I almost picked up an IPS monitor but my wife decided on this one. I think I will be going back to get one. Thanks for the advice.

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

according to their website, it does indeed allow for hardware (GPU) acceleration via H.264, which all modern graphics cards use (not sure about the 6450, but anything else later than that should work).

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. Thanks a lot.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

+1, I think the build is great. Warhammer would be awesome as lots of my friends play it. My steam is Generic Supreme.

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Which I had got a bigger case like this one for my build, skimped on the budget and semi-regretting it now. A free copy of Total War: Warhammer would go a long way to making me feel better...

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

The first thing of yours I would upgrade would be that GPU, it may seem pretty standard but if you get one of the new 10 series cards, you'd be amazed how many pixels they can pump out

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you have in mind?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

A 1060 or RX 480 I imagine

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

Id go rx 480.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Check into the 8gb RX 470. They're not making reference cards for them and they're basically identical in performance.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Check into the 8gb RX 470. They're not making reference cards for them and they're basically identical in performance.

Commented in the wrong spot before. My b.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think since you're currently at 1080p that a GTX 1060 will be fine. If you plan to upgrade to 4K any time soon, a GTX 1070, 1080, or waiting for the 1080ti would do a better job at dodging being obsolete at higher resolutions. If you're going team red I would honestly wait for the RX 490.

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  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I want Total War Warhammer! Steam name is theblockparty

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

@theblockparty. I sent you a private message.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The RX 470, 480 or the GTX 1060 would be a great gpu upgrade.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you able to route that cpu power cable through the cable management hole while the board is in?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I did when installing everything.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, good to know, thx

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeeeaaaa!!! A sexy wraith cooler