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Opinions wanted on photo/video editing build

SMFTV

37 months ago

Hey guys, just wanted your opinion on this parts list I've put together. I'm using some pieces which I already own, but the most important parts will be new purchases.

I'll use it mainly for video editing (offline 4k) and photo editing. Some casual gaming during holidays (KSP/Dota2/Arma3/DarkSouls3).

Any suggestions greatly welcomed. (Side-note: I live in Italy so any rebate deals from the U.S are completely out of the question, all purchases will be made from Amazon in Europe)

Cheers, D

EDIT: Forgot to mention my budget. I'd like the system price about where it is now, but could stretch to $1200 if absolutely necessary.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $235.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $106.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $178.14 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $164.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card $304.00
Case Aerocool Aero-500 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan NoiseBlocker NB-ELoop B12-2 51.1 CFM 120mm Fan $28.21 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1062.99
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1042.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-13 18:36 EST-0500

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. One issue I ran into was 850 EVO availability on Amazon Italy, so Crucial's MX300 was swapped in. Photo/video is RAM hungry, but is it hungry to the tune of 32GB? I don't know a ton about that. Cutting to 16GB, however, leaves room in the budget for a 6700K, and more memory can be added later.

EDIT: NM, the 500GB EVO is on Amazon Italy. It'll cost you an extra 48EUR.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor €344.50 @ Amazon Italia
CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler €34.50 @ Amazon Italia
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €157.30 @ Amazon Italia
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory €98.99 @ Amazon Italia
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €119.99 @ Amazon Italia
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3R 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Dual Video Card €304.99 @ Amazon Italia
Case Aerocool Aero-500 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan NoiseBlocker NB-ELoop B12-2 51.1 CFM 120mm Fan -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1060.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-15 23:12 CET+0100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for your help man! Yeah video editing and rendering is pretty RAM hungry but I could always add more later. You're probably right with the CPU upgrade. Prefer the 850 Evo over the MX300 for the speed. Will the i7-6700 really make that much of a difference over the i5-6600K?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on how well-threaded the applications you're running are. Some benchmarks show a 50% advantage, others slim to none at all. Try to find some tests for the software you'll be using.

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