The Best Video Editing PC Build Under $900 2017
Have $900 and want to build a reliable Video Editing PC? This is a good budget to go, you will even build a good machine to handle 4K video editing. The point is that you should be wise to use the budget, invest more in the most important components, keep in mind the balance of performance, and this article is intended to help you.
In fact, The Best Video Editing PC Under $900 2017 has a performance frame similar to the $800 Editing PC we've made before, but there's an increase in RAM speed, larger storage, more feature-rich motherboards as well as some other improvements, so this Build is more ready for the long term. If in the future you want a better performance, just replacing a higher graphics card is a good idea.
Build The Best $900 Video Editing PC in June 2017, lets you still be lucky to build an adequate performance. If your goal is to handle only high-quality video at 1080p resolution, it's absolutely perfect. But for 4K resolution, the graphics card may need to be upgraded in order for this to be a really reliable 4K Video Editing PC. Opinions are certainly varied when everyone's needs are different, some may argue this build is enough for them. So, let's look at all the components to build.
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Let's start by choosing the motherboard. Here we will use AMD Ryzen processor, so we need a good AM4 board, MSI B350M MORTAR is our recommendation. This is the best B350M motherboard under $100, built with latest evolution in high quality components for best protection and efficiency (Military Class 4, Guard-Pro) and offers heavy plated gaming heatsinks for maximum cooling.
MSI B350M MORTAR VR-Ready micro-ATX MotherboardDesigned for gaming, this motherboard offers rich features, including VR-Ready, supports DDR4-3200 + (OC) Memory with DDR4 Boost, NVMe support up to 32 Gb / s using PCI-Express Gen3 x4, Mystic Light Sync, Gaming LAN, Audio Boost and others. Meanwhile most ports and slots are available
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When building PC for Video Editing, investing most of the money on the processor is demanding. This is the most important component that determines the speed and ease of the editing process, which means time becomes more valuable. Meanwhile most of the popular video editing apps will work better on processors that offer more core. In this budget, AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is our recommendation.
Ryzen 7 1700 is the latest generation of powerful AMD processors. Although it comes only with clock speeds in the 3.0-3.7 GHz range, this processor offers 8 physical cores with 16 threads. This is great for those of you who work with Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Davinci Resolve or others.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0 GHz with Wraith Spire LED CoolerWhy not Intel Kabylake? This is just a budget and performance consideration that is more focused on the editing process. At this price range, Intel excels on single core processing, but is weak on multi-core processing, all will always depend on the application you use.
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Another consideration, Ryzen 7 1700 offers a fairly good stock thermal solution. Even so, for better cooling it is advisable to use aftermarket CPU coolers like CRYORIG H7, or Corsair H60 Liquid Cooler for possible overclocking.
3. Graphics Card
Graphics card is one of the most important, but on this budget it is difficult to get a higher than GTX 1050 Ti 4GB. The price of the graphics card soared in June and allowed a huge price difference with a higher performance GPU. Everything will be different if you have another budget of about $150, at least you can switch to GTX 1060 6GB.
ASUS Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB DUAL Graphics CardHowever, for those of you who work with Adobe Premiere or Sony Vegas, the GTX 1050 Ti is able to work well. Especially for those of you who use Davinci Resolve, GTX 1060 6GB is more reliable because it offers higher frame buffer and CUDA cores.
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In addition to selecting the processor and GPU, the next most important component is RAM memory. Although the priority is lower than the CPU and GPU, having enough RAM will facilitate the process of editing the video. In general 8GB is enough to edit 1080p full HD video, but for 4K video editing you need at least 16GB to work properly.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 MemoryFor AMD build, choosing high-speed RAM is better. Here we try to achieve that balance by choosing 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM and Corsair Vengeance LPX offer more affordable price than other memory kit. Of course you have a plan to add another RAM in the future, the motherboard on this list still has 2 empty slots that allow you to add up to 64GB of RAM
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To support the speed of performance, you need to place all programs including the operating system installed on SSD storage. The amount of capacity always depends on budget and needs, but with 120GB we think it's enough to get started. Many possibilities you can do in the future, including adding NVMe SSD to get the fastest computing performance.
Kingston A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hard DriveWhile all your files will be stored on 2TB 7200RPM SATA HDD. The capacity is still small for a Video Editing PC that usually offers much larger storage. Maybe some people also have enough with 2TB, but you can still add another hard drive in the future.
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6. Power supply and Case
This build only requires power consumption of less than 250 Watt, but you have to prepare additional power consumption possibilities in the future. So we include the EVGA 600W PSU which offers 80 PLUS Bronze certified with up to 85% efficiency under typical loads. This power supply includes Free Power On Self Tester and 3 year warranty.
EVGA 600 B1 600W 80+ Bronze ATX Power Supply
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Corsair 100R ATX Mid Tower Computer CaseFinally we also chose Corsair Carbide 100R Mid Tower Case to accommodate all components. A good case with a mesh-free front panel, the 100R is both professional enough for the office and customizable enough for any home PC build. Some excellent features include Dual USB 3.0 front panel ports, Direct Airflow to Top GPU, Up to Five Fans Mounts + 1x 120mm Fan included, Tool-free 3.5" and 5.25" Drive Installation, Thumbscrew Side Panels and The side panel window showcases the powerful Components inside.
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