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What's a Cheap, Good, Computer Build for Rendering/Editing Videos?

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July 27, 2013 6:08:36 PM

I have about an $800 budget sadly, I realize that most top notch builds are extremely expensive but I don't have an income since I'm 14 :/ 

Any and all responses would be great :D 
July 27, 2013 6:24:41 PM

AMD and Radeon are most likely your saviours for a budget build. What software will you be using?

And for $800 I'd be looking in the region of a fx 6300, or an 8350 if there are good deals near you. If you could give a rough loaction it would help people to find a locally available system.

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July 27, 2013 6:44:28 PM
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If you can handle dealing with mail in rebates, this is right at your budget with everything a case needs.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.66 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD65V2 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($166.10 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $802.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-27 21:41 EDT-0400)

Amd is going to be your best option for highly threaded applications on a budget. One thing you might want to consider is dropping down on the video card to get 16gb's of Ram. Not sure how much the capabilities of the video card will affect your rendering programs, so I went with a middle of the road approach. Budget case, but I've worked on one and I honestly like it. Added an aftermarket cooler to keep things cool, and you can overclock with it if you'd like. Terabyte of storage, should do you well till you can afford an SSD. Psu has plenty of power, and is good enough for this build.
November 20, 2013 9:32:14 PM

16gb ram fx 8350 decent gpu. Gtx 670? with 1tb of storage and 1 ssd should do you well. Remember you can always upgrade! So take your time.
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