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$500 Video Editing PC Builds

Omniarch

61 months ago

So I approached some people about building a PC meant mainly for editing videos using Sony Vegas + some Photoshop and maybeeee light gaming, but not a priority. My budget is $500 and I already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, OS, and all the software. Essentially, my whole budget is just for the computer itself. Here are two possible builds that I have, and I was hoping the kind folks here on PCPartPicker could help me choose between the two or perhaps find an even better alternative. Thanks in advance!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.69 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $14.85 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card $155.98 @ Directron
Case Enermax Thorex ATX Mid Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $25.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $496.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 23:02 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $69.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper A88X ATX FM2+ Motherboard $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card HIS Radeon R9 270 2GB IceQ X² Video Card $171.15 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $537.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-20 23:03 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

i kind of like a combo of these two builds

  • get the FX-6300 processor
  • TX3 is OK
  • motherboard brand is a little sketchy
  • WD Blue 1tb is good and the rest of the first one is OK

just the PSU is kind of overkill and you could reduce the amount of watts

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