Building a PC for amateur editing

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Building a PC for amateur editing

PostWed Sep 23, 2020 7:45 pm

Hello knowledgeable forum members!
I am posting here in hopes of having some people help me make a more informed buying decision.

I have been doing some very amateur video editing on my own PC. Mostly cuts, adding text, occasionally some fusion titles. We would like to take our editing game a little further in the future with more complex stuff but this for now.

I am helping my friend build a PC so that he can edit videos for the channel too. We want to edit mostly 1080p 60fps footage from .MP4 format using Windows 10. We would like to have a smooth editing experience but dont mind a little bit of stutter here and there. We just dont want it to be frustrating to work with.

I have some decent knowledge about computers but I dont consider myself an expert by any means especially when it comes to video editing. So I have attached a screenshot of a potential build that I made on PCPartPicker. If you want the link or have any questions you can DM me or reply here!

I am looking to answer a few questions.
1. Is this sufficient for our amateur editing needs?
2. Is there anything in excess? I would like to trim the fat if possible to reduce the price of the build.
3. Are there other things you would recommend? For example, I read something along the lines of that Davinci Resolve relies heavily on CUDA cores in the GPU so we want as many of those as possible(This might not be true, I'm just giving an example of some sort of specialized knowledge that can help.). I just wanna make sure I'm not missing anything crucial or helpful.

Thank you for reading and especially thank you to anyone who can help! I am very grateful for your assistance! You are helping me a lot :)
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Re: Building a PC for amateur editing

PostTue Sep 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Woah! Don't buy that Ryzen yet! There's a new one, the Ryzen 5 3600 it's only 199 where I live. (Not about 350.)

Out of curiosity, what's the total?
DR 16.2.7.008, Win10 2004/19041.508 - Ryzen 5 3600 @3.6 Ghz, 16 GB RAM
RTX 2060, "Studio" driver 456.38
OS, Project, Cache: 475 Gb NVMe; Library: 1TB HDD
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Re: Building a PC for amateur editing

PostTue Sep 29, 2020 3:35 pm

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($264.50 @ shopRBC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste ($9.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($113.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card ($442.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.75 @ Vuugo)
Monitor: Acer VG270 Pbiip 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($381.04 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $1776.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-29 11:35 EDT-0400


Try this as a starter config.
DR 16.2.7.008, Win10 2004/19041.508 - Ryzen 5 3600 @3.6 Ghz, 16 GB RAM
RTX 2060, "Studio" driver 456.38
OS, Project, Cache: 475 Gb NVMe; Library: 1TB HDD
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Re: Building a PC for amateur editing

PostTue Sep 29, 2020 3:48 pm

Oh yes! And in answer to your question, the GPU does most of the processing while editing and effects. The CPU will handle decoding and encoding. People recommend a really strong GPU and an average CPU. So a 2060 is fine, but you may find you want more power down the line.
DR 16.2.7.008, Win10 2004/19041.508 - Ryzen 5 3600 @3.6 Ghz, 16 GB RAM
RTX 2060, "Studio" driver 456.38
OS, Project, Cache: 475 Gb NVMe; Library: 1TB HDD
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Re: Building a PC for amateur editing

PostTue Sep 29, 2020 5:48 pm

bohndigga wrote:Oh yes! And in answer to your question, the GPU does most of the processing while editing and effects. The CPU will handle decoding and encoding. People recommend a really strong GPU and an average CPU. So a 2060 is fine, but you may find you want more power down the line.


Thanks a lot for the suggestions bohndigga. To answer your question, the build I suggested comes to a total of $996.05

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor ($354.14 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury RGB 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory ($79.95 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: [Patriot VPN100 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Phoenix OC Video Card ($218.50 @ Vuugo)
Case: Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($108.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $996.05
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-29 13:38 EDT-0400

I very much appreciate you taking the time to help us by making that build, but I think it's too pricy for my friend. He really doesn't want to go much over $1k. Good thing is he already has keyboard, mouse and monitor though so your build is nearly at his price range if we remove the monitor!
Is there anything you would suggest cutting back on? I think we could do a 1TB HDD with 250GB SSD, he wont need more storage than that. Would it be cheaper to get a slightly lower performing CPU and then overclocking it to get the same performance? Or would the cost of the CPU cooler outweigh any costs we cut from the CPU?

Thanks again for the help bohndigga, we eagerly await your reply :)
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Re: Building a PC for amateur editing

PostThu Oct 01, 2020 4:32 pm

bohndigga wrote:Woah! Don't buy that Ryzen yet! There's a new one, the Ryzen 5 3600 it's only 199 where I live. (Not about 350.)

Out of curiosity, what's the total?

Wow 199 sounds relly cheap my friend bought it for 370.
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Re: Building a PC for amateur editing

PostThu Oct 01, 2020 9:35 pm

To all curious, I talked with bohndigga in PM and he made a build for my friend that came to just over 1k. We went for it. Not just gotta wait for all the parts to arrive!

I will be unsubscribing from this topic now that it has been resolved.
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Re: Building a PC for amateur editing

PostFri Oct 02, 2020 9:58 am

Ryzen is old a little. Try at least 2600
RAM 1x8GB (73 Euro for 8 GB ???? )
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Re: Building a PC for amateur editing

PostThu Oct 15, 2020 11:25 am

Hi everyone. I usually buy brand new PC from store. What is the difference between custom PC and PC from store? Perhaps custom PCs are better since for a certain amount you can build a PC from better components? Thanks

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