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Budget Heavy Video Editing and Casual Gaming PC

by nawaznoahsheikh

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56 Comments

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Date Published

Jan. 20, 2015

Date Built

Jan. 18, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

15.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

36.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.12GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

73.0° C

Description

Firstly I wanted a PC that looks good (Hence the black and red LED theme). Secondly, a PC I can play some of the latest games on at high/ultra settings with a decent FPS (Not a massive gamer but I'd like to have the option there). Thirdly, a PC that I can use for video editing since I'm a student filmmaker and my 2.9GHz i7 dual core Macbook Pro wasn't giving me the power I needed to render heavily edited and colour corrected/graded films at 1080p on Adobe Premiere Pro CC. And Finally, a PC I can achieve all those things without breaking the bank. I was looking to spend £500-600 on the PC itself. I already had surround speakers, a TV and an optical drive from my last PC that I bought from Dell. The extra money I spent past my budget were towards looks, such as the red LED keyboard, mouse and headset and all those extra LED fans.

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iamwildbear 6 points 34 months ago

Some pictures of the insides of this guy would be great

solid build as well...i have a 270X as well but im still waiting for the rest of my parts to come in....

+1

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

uploaded pics of the inside :)

Jtracy1698 1 point 7 months ago

Hey, just a question. I'm brutally new at this whole build thing, but did you include all necessary parts in the build? I noticed you said you had an Optical Drive. Does that mean you didn't add one into the uild and thusly we need to get one of those ourselves?

kaosgivesls 1 point 2 months ago

Well this is probably really late and not helpful but no, you don't need an optical drive. It's basically a cd player.

jjw2995 3 points 34 months ago

I was kinda going 'hmm? you said heavy gaming and r9 270x? wtf ban this kid' and read the full title '....light gaming' ah! lol nice budget build for heavy editing as it's intel counterpart for the same price is weaker for multithreaded applications

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 4 points 34 months ago

I would have gone Intel if I had rich parents lol, thank god for AMD

jjw2995 3 points 34 months ago

yes thank god for AMD lol

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Thank Gaben

xdenttim 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

nice build m8

BolideBear 2 points 34 months ago

lingo of the lejends +2

raysfan98 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Hey man, I love the build! I was wondering what settings you play BF4 on and what FPS you get? I am considering a similar build and just wanted to know! _^

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Ultra at a locked 60fps, max 70 fps if not locked to 60

raysfan98 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Cool man! Thanks for the reply!

haza07155 2 points 34 months ago

Can you give me the link to that fan controller, Nice build i have a simular one +1

xolot1 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Nice build, you should take a close up pic of the front of the case to show off the fancy light work. +1

_Non_ 2 points 34 months ago

What are the extra fans you are using? Awesome build btw. SPEC 03 is now my favorite case.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Corsair AF and SP series

rellyrale 1 Build 2 points 33 months ago

This build is sweet. I built my for heavy editing as well but since I had the rig I dove into far cry 4 and sniper elite 3. I play everything on ultra and it slices through like butter. All I have on my 8320 is the turbo boost to 3.7 I have no plans to overclock because it does everything I need without all of that extra config.

I use Adobe CC my first initial mobo was the asrock 970 with the stock cooler and rendering full music videos with effects and others shot my temps up to 65c so I upgraded to the sabertooth 990FX and with the stock cooler it dropped to 52c and when I picked up the evo dropped to 42c max underload. I can say I can edit 4k footage with heavy effects in 1/4 res. I film with a D7100 so it slices through 1080p like butter. 16g of ram definitely is a breath of fresh air my original rig I used 8g and it worked but 16 seems like the system is able to just breathe especially during rendering.

Nice Rig #salute

Vozzler 2 points 31 months ago

Maybe this is a stupid question, but I really need to know how. I bought the same case and from what I read in Spec 3 specifications the "Maximum CPU Cooler Height was 157 mm" and the "CM Hyper 212 EVO has a height of 159mm" so how did you manage to put 212 EVO inside the spec-3 case? Can you close the window panel? or maybe it is a new version of 212 evo?.

Spec-3 http://www.corsair.com/en/carbide-series-spec-03-white-led-mid-tower-gaming-case 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Thank you.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

It fits dude, dw, there's always 2mm leeway and the cooler doesnt touch the panel at all

Vozzler 2 points 30 months ago

Thank you man!

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Luigiox 3 Builds 2 points 30 months ago

Looks great, and yes praise the tech lords for AMD. Currently working on building using this case and going all the way RED. Props for the build! +1

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Thanks for commenting! Great looking pc case, a little **** for cable management at the back but its not like anyones going to see that after its built, I think red goes best with this case too! make sure you post your build dude!

horusrogue 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I would have gone with 16GB of lower speed ram since the video editing would benefit from it.

I also have a 8320, paired with a 770 GTX.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 2 points 34 months ago

Adobe recommends 8gb of ram and I had a budget to keep to, faster ram benefited me more

parkerthepicker 1 point 34 months ago

What games and hows performance?

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Does your 8320 really run that hot with the 212 evo?? Mine is on a H60 and only runs about 20 idle.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

maybe i built it wrong, or define idle? i just put 50 down while im using google chrome

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

I consider idle, right after you boot up, and no major programs like chrome, skype, spotify, steam, etc. are running. Maybe the thermal paste needs to just set..or it could be the way you have the 212 positioned, as well as the fan. I typically like it pushing air out the exhaust.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

just tested it on the 3d mark, the cpu doesnt go any higher than 55, usually stays at 50

Truenirvana 3 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Great! You can also download this small program called Speccy which shows you the temps of your cpu, gpu, mobo etc as well as has your parts list right there in front of you without going to bios.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

correct temps updated

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Ahh, that's good then.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

correct temps posted

Truenirvana 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Seriously tho is your cpu temp while idle really 49C? That's pretty hot. Mine chills at 25-32. Recheck your Temps man and recheck your evo.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

define idle, I don't know, im not a pc expert, just an enthusiast with an internet connection, i just opened my bios when booting and it showed 49

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

correct temps uploaded :)

iamwildbear 1 point 34 months ago

JESUS CHRIST cable mana.......oh.....non modular......

Carry on.......

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Semi* modular, not bad, the only mandatory wires are the one's youre actually going to use, first build so didn't know what to do with the wires, tried my best zip tying them behind the motherboard tray but the case only had 2cm space

TheDitboy 1 point 26 months ago

That GPU overclock is awesome. I'm in tears...

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 2 points 23 months ago

Sorry, corrected it now :)

jsalice 1 point 23 months ago

How on earth did you hook up all those fans to that board it only has 2 case fan ports

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

Plug it into one of the fan sockets on the motherboard then plug one fan into each of the y cables.It basically allows multiple fans to be plugged into one motherboard output.

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Jtracy1698 1 point 7 months ago

You should upload some footage of you playing BF1 or something like that.

kaleb.sonic 1 point 4 months ago

Do u have bench for overwatch, csgo, or battlefield 1 nice choices

CKAMP 1 Build 0 points 34 months ago

The 8320 is a monster for editing. Definitely take the time to overclock that thing to at least 4.5. You should easily be able to get that with the hyper 212. have fun with it man! +1

bsr387 2 Builds 6 points 34 months ago

that mobo is 4+2, dont recommend overclocking. I am using same g43 with fx 6300, and believe me it is a garbage.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Do you think I could maybe get away to overclocking to 4.0ghz? If I could how would I do that? Is it even worth overclocking? I'm not bothered about 3 more FPS's during gaming but would it benefit my editing?

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

I can personally say 4.0 didn't make a difference in my editing, but boosted my FPS a little.

nawaznoahsheikh submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

how much did it boost the fps?

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Around +5fps on Battlefield 4

ThatsPoorlyDrawn 3 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

However, my insufficient cooler couldn't keep it cooled well while oc'd during heavy rendering, so I bumped it back down.

bsr387 2 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

I am using fx 6300 so it is 95w cpu results may be different for you. According to my experience when I clocked to 4.1, everything is fine but after that, very unstable. And when you brick your mobo, you have to reset bios manually. What I personally recommend is use turbocore, nothing more unless necessary since gpu won't bottleneck your cpu.