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Jaykah
  • 52 months ago

Hello everyone! Complete new to the PC world, for I have been Mac all my life. My Mac after 7 years finally took its last breath. I'm a video editor and instead of spending the money I would on a mac, I thought why not just put it towards a PC that would much more powerful. Here is what I have.

Budget: $1500 (Can exceed to $1700, but try to keep it to $1500) Location: California Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): video editing with Adobe Premiere and After Effects. If it can play games too, great. I enjoy GTA a lot. Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Monitor, Keyboard, and mouse Operating System required: which ever you feel would be the best.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

With media editing machines the priorities are RAM and SSD capacity and speed, capacity the more important factor. With Adobe products I recommend an Nvidia video card because Adobe products are written to take advantage of the multicore processing capabilities in a highly optimized fashion, which Nvidia cards are great at. I like editing with dual displays so I can have one as a dedicated preview monitor. Depending on if your using 5.1 or 7.1 audio the sound card I added is optional as the onboard sound is good with all modern motherboards. $1,700 with the sound card, $1500 without. This build will also have enough graphics performance to game at high to maximum settings in a 1080p 60hz enviroment. Lastly, I grabbed a case known to not let alot of fan noise escape, to keep the distractions at a minimal and the crispness of the audio in tact upon previewing projects.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK AIDOS BLACK 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2666 Memory $259.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX200 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $224.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Silverstone PS11B-Q ATX Mid Tower Case $50.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $49.99 @ Micro Center
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM (64-bit) $139.99 @ Newegg
Sound Card Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $199.99 @ B&H
Monitor AOC e2450Swd 60Hz 23.6" Monitor $99.99 @ Micro Center
Monitor AOC e2450Swd 60Hz 23.6" Monitor $99.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard AmazonBasics KU-0833 Wired Standard Keyboard $11.49 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech M310 Wireless Laser Mouse $12.99 @ Best Buy
Other ADOBE PREMIERE KEYBOARD STICKER $10.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1690.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-03 21:59 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your in-depth explanation and part list. I have a couple questions, is their a sound set up that you would recommend? As well as is Windows 7 Professional better to have for Premiere then Windows 10?

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Some good audio monitors for editing: http://www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/1010-top-5-video-editing-speakers-for-under-500

Alternatively you could use a DAC/AMP audio setup instead of an internal sound card as well. Here is a 5 minute video explaining the pros and cons of that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPkJgiVb_C4

When you buy windows 7 you load it up and it will give you an option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free which you can do on the same hard drive partition and write over the original version 7, or you could make a separate partition and have a dual boot option at startup to go into either version. Windows 10 is new, so there isnt as many drivers yet so Im still recommending 7 to keep all doors available. I like pro, but that would be a extra luxury that wouldn't hold you back if you opted out. Here is a more detailed description to give you more familiarity of windows versions: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2488511,00.asp

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $384.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $211.06 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380X 4GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card $228.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $119.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $157.58 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.69 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1609.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-03 22:48 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I have one more question - do any of the rigs below contain WiFi cards?

  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $374.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.44 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Antec TruePower Classic 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer R240HY bidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $131.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $25.59 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1479.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-03 20:44 EST-0500

Not too much experience with video editing builds, but I took a shot at it.

Respectable gaming PC, very respectable video editing. I'm not sure what is better for video editing graphics cards-wise, but you'll need to choose between the NVidia 960 and AMD's r9 380. Lots of memory, overclockable 6-core processor. Let someone else make a build as well before you make a decision though.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks to you both.

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