The Best $800 Video Editing PC Build 2017
Are you looking to build the best video editing PC for $800? This article will try to help realize your obsession. Although in fact you are more fortunate if you come in the early months of this year, which the price of some components is quite cheap than today. Due to component price fluctuations, in June there was an increase in prices, especially graphics cards.
This month, $800 is a pretty tight budget to build a reliable Video Editing PC. So, it all depends on your needs, if your goal just wants to handle Full HD video editing, this is a reasonable budget to go. Even in writing, the $800 Video Editing PC has been quite capable of editing 4K videos because this is enough to enjoy the benefits of AMD Ryzen 7 1700. Of course for a better 4K performance, it still needs some upgrades in the future.
Build The Best $800 Video Editing PC in June 2017 requires you to wisely determine the core component of the most preferred. Here we try to help you to choose the components in the hope that you can consider then reach a decision when you are absolutely sure to buy.
As is known the processor is the most demanding component of a Video Editing PC. Choosing a great processor will determine how easy the editing process, so investing more money on the processor is a great idea. In this budget, we recommend AMD Ryzen 7 1700 and we leave the Intel Kabylake performance because Ryzen offers more core. Since popular video editing applications like Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or others are more ideal with multi-core performance.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz with Wraith Spire LED CoolerThis is really a consideration between budget and performance that is more focused to the editing process, so Ryzen 7 1700 which running at 3.0-3.7 GHz is the right choice. Although coming with an IPC and lower clock speeds than the standard Intel Kabylake, Ryzen 7 1700 excels on multi-core processing with 8 cores and 16 threads. This is a good value for workstation users, even with the i7-6850K that comes at a twice the price higher.
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 comes with Wraith Spire LED Cooler which is good enough to start, but for more demanding computing you will need a better CPU Cooler, like MSI Core Frozr L, or if you plan on overclocking, this Corsair H60 Liquid CPU Cooler is a good idea.
RAM is one that should take precedence for Editing PC. For better performance, having sufficient RAM capacity is critical for the efficiency of video editing. Actually, 8GB is enough to edit 1080p video, but here we include 2 x 8GB for convenience and in preparation if this build will you plan to edit 4K video. Ryzen will need more speed and 3000MHz is ideal in this regard. If you have another budget, 3200MHz is also recommended. Later on if you need a larger amount of RAM, the motherboard in this list still leaves 2 empty slots with a maximum of 64GB.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
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3. Graphics Card
As we have mentioned above that graphics cards come with ever-changing price fluctuations, while price differences with each other are very high. Although this is one of the most important components to build, but specifically for this budget we are more invested in CPU and RAM for performance balance.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video CardIn our opinion, the GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 graphics card is sufficient to achieve the purpose of video editing or 3D rendering. Even so if you have another budget of about $130, we recommend GTX 1060 6GB to get better frame buffer and CUDA core, 1060 also we recommend for you who more work with Davinci Resolve. Whereas if your budget is really tight, GTX 1050 Ti is a wise consideration to go, even this is a Good Budget 4K Video Editing PC.
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What board will we use to hold all the components? MSI B350M PRO-VDH is ready for that. This is really a great motherboard for $800 Video Editing PC Build 2017, affordable but offers most of the current and future possibilities. VR-Ready, Turbo M.2, supports DDR4-3200 + (OC) Memory and provides most of the slots and ports you need.
MSI B350M PRO-VDH micro-ATX MotherboardIf you do not plan a Multi-GPU in the future, this motherboard is perfectly adequate for you, but for Multi-GPUs you might switch to MSI B350M MORTAR by adding about $20 to get richer features.
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Video Editing takes speed and let's work on it all to achieve that. So we need SSD storage to store the operating system and some programs installed, 120GB SATA SSD is enough, at least on this budget. Later you can also add NVMe SSDs if you want the fastest system and the motherboard provides one slot to realize that goal.
Kingston A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
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Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDDMeanwhile, to store most of your files, the 1TB 7200RPM SATA HDD is ideal for the initial stage, of course you will need a larger capacity and it can be easily done if you have other budgets in the future.
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6. Power supply and Case
This build requires a fairly low power consumption of approximately 250 Watt and we chose a good 450W Power Supply, EVGA 450 B1. It offers 80 PLUS Bronze certified with 85% efficiency or higher under typical loads, equipped with 120mm Sleeve Bearing and Free Power On Self Tester, and get 3 Year Warranty and unparalleled EVGA Customer Support.
EVGA 450 B1 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
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Zalman Z1 Neo ATX Mid Tower PC CaseTo house all the components, we also include the Zalman Z1 Neo PC Case which is great for price and features. It is compatible with standard ATX and Micro ATX motherboards, supporting full size 270-400mm PCI-E / AGP Card, has 1x Microphone, 1x Headphones, 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 and 7x expansion slots available.
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