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$1,250 setup suggestions

Hey :)

So I was very very close to buying a base MBP then I did some research and I've decided to build my own (pcpartpicker has been helpful)..any setups to recommend for $1,250 powerful enough for video editing?

Any suggestions are appreciated !

Cheers,
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  1. Best answer
    My $1200 Uber uATX Build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.50 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.18 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Aerocool DS-Cube MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($102.76 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($92.68 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1117.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 22:29 EDT-0400)
  2. For video editing you need a good cpu, lots of fast ram and gpu's for hardware acceleration.

    You won't get much for $1250.

    See if you can stretch to using and i7 eg 4770. Go for at least 1866 ram. Stretch to a 780 - more cuda cores.
  3. Hey thanks both of you ! I appreciate the setup damric! I was hoping for a i7 CPU as well....@i7baby when you say "you won't get much for $1,250" what does that mean? I won't get much compared to a base MBP or I won't get much to video edit?
  4. What's a 'MBP'?

    I mean you won't get an i7 plus 16gb high pseed ram plus good graphics card for $1250.

    Look at - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-gaming-pc,3766.html - $1800 but still needs better ram.

    Me? I got X79 build - i7 3930k (6 core), 16GB 2133 ram and 2 x gtx 670s. Mines a mid-Tier video editor. $2500
  5. Sorry, MBP is MacBook Pro...I don't have a budget of 1,800 or $2,500 I need $ to still get monitor.

    So any setup I get for $1,250 I won't be able to edit videos ? Sorry to be annoying but what makes you're setup mid tier? What problems do you face when editing?
  6. Here I bumped the CPU and PSU up a notch :D

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.50 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.18 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Aerocool DS-Cube MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($102.76 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1224.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 23:30 EDT-0400)

    I really think with your budget that's a winner.
  7. sivagray said:
    Sorry, MBP is MacBook Pro...I don't have a budget of 1,800 or $2,500 I need $ to still get monitor.

    So any setup I get for $1,250 I won't be able to edit videos ? Sorry to be annoying but what makes you're setup mid tier? What problems do you face when editing?


    The problem is the time it takes to render a video, produce it and burn it to disk.

    Mine's 'mid-tier' because there's build worse and better than mine.

    3930k i better than 4770k but not as good as 4960k

    16gb 2133 is better than 16gb 1600 but not as good as 32gb 2400

    2 x gtx 670 is better than 2 x gtx760 but not as good a 2 x gtx 780
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