My first custom build gaming PC (and I do edit videos of my game play from time to time - plus any videos I might record with my camera - that's why I went ahead and got 16GB total RAM). Nothing amazing but was building on a kind of small budget when it started and upgraded some parts later on.
For anyone wondering: some of these parts I already head (hard drives, speakers). And these prices are what I payed back when I got them originally or guessed prices. If I had $1700 at one time the parts would have been different.
When I bought the main parts (CPU, motherboard, case, power supply, OS, and disk drive) I had about $600/$650. I'm sure at that time I didn't choose the best combo - but for what I wanted/seen and prices at the time it's what I could get.
To be more clear. When I first bought the parts I need for the build; not counting what I already had; I bought: a motherboard, CPU, optical drive, more RAM, OS, power supply, and case. Buying those things I only spent $534.37. There are prices entered for the hard drives; but, I bought those a long time ago and I can't remember now if those were the prices I actually paid, or if I was just guessing.
Sense then I have bought a slightly better mother board, better power supply, and wasted money and time on dual GTX 660s (I have now went back to single 660). I plan to at some point save up for a higher end CPU and GPU but not in a rush (primarily because I don't have the money to set aside).
I welcome and constructive criticism; but just posting something like "what you bought is crap" is never needed. I never said this was a great or high end build. Just something I put together for my first build.