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Advice on video editing pc

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November 14, 2013 8:48:04 PM

I am new to building my own desktop pc. I want to build a machine to do typcial office stuff (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), surfing the web, and video editing. Sorry if the info is readily available - I tried to look around some, but am not exactly sure where to start and it looked like most advice were geared toward gaming. I have always bought Intel, but am not opposed to buying AMD. I have heard that it might be better for me to buy an I5 and put more money in a graphics card. I ideally would like to pay $500-600, but would appreciate advice if that is not realistic for a decent video editing machine (my current HP Intel 2 Duo E6750 processor machine crashes a lot when rendering). Any help on how to get started would be appreciated.

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November 14, 2013 9:33:38 PM

lp231 said:
iNelom said:
Here are my recommendations:

8Gb in dual channel would be a better option

Funny you say that, because I noticed the mistake after I made the post, this is a modified version of a build for a friend I built.


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November 14, 2013 9:52:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($130.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $586.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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