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Video Editing PC Build Help

FightingFalconX
  • 7 months ago

I want to build a PC mostly for video editing in 1080p and 4k (sometimes). The softwares I use are Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro. I don't intend to use this for gaming. My budget is about 2000 USD (1.5 lakhs INR). I am from India and this is my first PC build.

Help would be much appreciated.

I want to know if I have selected the right parts for my video editing PC build. Here is the part list which I have selected.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ₹32627.00 @ Newegg India
CPU Cooler Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M TUF Gaming Edition 53.38 CFM CPU Cooler -
Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ₹21998.00 @ Amazon India
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory -
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ₹5185.00 @ Amazon India
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ₹20598.00 @ Amazon India
Case Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ₹10117.00 @ Amazon India
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ₹13050.00 @ Newegg India
Monitor LG 27UK650-W 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ₹29999.00 @ Amazon India
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total ₹133574.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-17 13:39 IST+0530

Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

This will bring you a little closer to 1.5 lakhs INR (assuming 1 lakh is 100,000)

  • Ryzen 3700X CPU - adds multi-threaded support for faster rendering.

  • x570 motherboard (PCI 4.0/greater expansion potential for the long run)

  • Unless you're willing to increase the budget further, drop the aftermarket cooler for now. The stock cooler which comes with the Ryzen 3700X is adequate, not the best, but gets the job done! If RGB is desired, the stock wraith prism delivers that too. Fast forward to 14:45 to get a quick glimpse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnEnANc0v8

  • Faster unison (dual kit) RAM for increased consistency.

  • 1TB fast storage. You'll want to keep all your active projects on the NVME SSD. Completed/archived workloads shifted to the hard drive.

  • Other changes - CASE, PSU - to keep things closer to 1.5 INR

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ₹29772.00 @ Newegg India
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard ₹14894.00 @ Newegg India
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ₹21599.00 @ Amazon India
Storage HP EX920 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ₹14103.00 @ Amazon India
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ₹5185.00 @ Amazon India
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card ₹18098.00 @ Amazon India
Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ₹6982.00 @ Amazon India
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ₹11347.00 @ Newegg India
Monitor LG 27UK650-W 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor ₹29999.00 @ Amazon India
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total ₹151979.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-17 19:10 IST+0530
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I incorporated most of the changes you said. But I didn't swap out a few components as the cost from offline stores is less thaan what it shows here.

Here is the list. Any more suggestions are also welcome.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ₹37399.00 @ Amazon India
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard -
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ₹28739.00 @ Amazon India
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ₹10250.00 @ Amazon India
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ₹5185.00 @ Amazon India
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ₹20598.00 @ Amazon India
Case Cooler Master MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case ₹10117.00 @ Amazon India
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ₹24565.00 @ Amazon India
Monitor LG 27UK650-W 27.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total ₹136853.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-18 02:47 IST+0530
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point
  • $70 (7500 rps) more for a 3800X is bad value! The 3800X sees a measly 1-2% performance increase over the 3700X hence not worth the effort. The performance increase here also begs for a $40/$50 beefier aftermarket cooler to put those small 100mhz-300mhz bumps to use.

  • For optimal performance at the CPU-level, faster RAM/higher bandwidths are encouraged. See if you can secure 3200Mhz 16CL / 3600Mhz 17/18CL or the best combo, 3600Mhz 16CL. Crucial Ballistix sport are excellent e-die kits which can easily overclock to reach those higher bandwidth. Hence if achievable for less whilst specced at 3000/3200Mhz grab them.

  • Even a decent and well rated power efficient 550W PSU is enough for this sort of build requirement. Not sure why you're targeting a 750W unit which is costing double the asking price of a 650W model. If you're concerned about the additional EPS connector, you don't need it. No modern day CPU requires more than 280W's of power draw which is achievable via the single 12v 8-pin CPU connector.

  • ASUS TUF + WIFI - nice board (if it fits the budget).

  • 970 EVO NVME not necessary for your type of workload. Real-world perceptible workloads won't see any benefit other than faster transfer speeds. If that matters I guess it's workable.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point
  • I was also confused between 3800x and 3700x. Thanks for clearing it up. I will go with the 3700x
  • I couldn't find any 3200Mhz 16CL /3600Mhz 17/18 CL / 3600Mhz 16CL kits online at a reasonable price here in India. I will go with these combination and buy from offline channels.
  • I got your point there. I am not a computer nerd. It was actually my friend who suggested this as this 750W is available just 3 dollars more than 650W. Also the offline price is much cheaper. Would you still recommend 650W over 750W if the price difference is negligence?
  • It fits my budget. Thank you
  • It was computer nerd friend who suggested not to go with any other brand other than Samsung for NVME.
  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man. Finally built the PC. Thanks for helping me out. https://in.pcpartpicker.com/b/2pCbt6

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that turned out great - both from a performance and "aesthetics" point of view. Everything looks very nicely synchronised :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you 😄

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

When it comes to video editing you may want to look at the latest Ryzen offerings. The rendering times will be less due to more threads.

However, I do like your parts list. The issue with the 9700K is that there are not as many cores as the Ryzen 3700x, 3800x and the 3900x.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I would swap out intel i7 for Ryzen 3800x as it is within my budget.

Just looked at the benchmarks for after effects here and Ryzen 3800x is miles ahead of i7 9700k in overall score.

Which mother board do you suggest?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not that well versed in the X570 boards. You'll need to pick a board that has the connectivity you desire.

I prefer Asrock and Gigabyte for value. But aside from that treat yourself to good 3600MHz memory.

Take a look at NVMe drives as opposed to 2.5" SSD's. I think Crucial P1 and Intel 660p are a good bang for the buck and 3x faster than a 2.5" SSD.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion.

I will probably go with the TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) motherboard.

As for the RAM, I will stick with 3000MHz as 3600MHz (or even 3200MHz) is comparatively costly here in my country.

And I am going to swap out the 2.5 SSD for a NVMe drive as you said.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I would look for the prices on the same size units 500GB or 512GB. Look for one with read/ write speeds that are like 1700 or better. Some can be crazy fast but here (US) the cost is so similar and there is no need for a SATA cable to attach it. That is why I mentioned the two units.... Crucial P1 and the Intel 660P. Those meet the requirements I suggested but they are not the only ones.

Heck, the X570 can support even faster NVMe drives but I really don't feel that you will notice the difference.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Crucial P1 and the Intel 660P seem like good picks for me. Thanks.. I will probably update to a faster NVMe once they become cheap

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a 3800x or a 3900x. They have more threads. If you want, you can wait for the 3950x because it has 32 threads, whereas the 3900x has 24, however has a more steeper price, estimates up to $750 USD, or about 53k Rupees.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestion. I am confused between 3700x and 3800x. Is the 3800x worth the premium over the 3700x? The differences in benchmarks seem so close.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It mainly depends if you want to spend more cash on lesser rendering times.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I will probably go with 3700x. Saw some benchmarks, I feel the premium is not worth the small increase in performance.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

But they're the same when OC'ed

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah agreed...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man. Finally built the PC. Thanks for helping me out.

https://in.pcpartpicker.com/b/2pCbt6

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats man! My stupid self would completely forget about people who recommended parts haha.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you..

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