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4K Video Editing System for Newbie - Is it good enough and future proof?

Hi All,

Would like to know if my PC build which i have not purchased yet will be good enough to handle HD and 4K video editing and with ease? Find below my specs which i am thinking on: -


CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer


If you have suggestions for alternatives then please feel free to share with reasons why you think so.

Regards
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  1. copy/paste your page to display here instead of just linking to another site.
  2. Do not get this - a video rendering machine does not use gaming cards. Swich out that GTX for a quatro K600, and get a hard drive with 7200 rpm as that one, however big, will take a long time to work with your files.
  3. CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

    CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler

    Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133

    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

    Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal

    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card

    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

    Power Supply: Cooler Master 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
    Power Supply

    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer
  4. This is not a rendering machine just a video editing PC
  5. it's a decent gaming system or video editor with specs that should keep it in this category for another year or so. but, it's not very high-end for rendering.
  6. another year is no good. This will cost me around 1200 pounds and i do not do this for a living so to spend 120 pounds and for it not to last me a good few years does not sound too good after spending all that money :-(
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    WannaBEditor said:
    another year is no good. This will cost me around 1200 pounds and i do not do this for a living so to spend 120 pounds and for it not to last me a good few years does not sound too good after spending all that money :-(
    considering it is a gaming/editing system and it will only have the 4GB of vram: some games over the passed 2 years have already started using 4+GB for higher resolution textures at 1080p and already need that or more for >=1440p. also, when rendering 4k video the more memory the better.
    so, this 970 is what would be holding you back by 2017. if you updated to a Titan, Fury, 980ti, or 390X you would be in a better position for 2017 or for high resolutions but wouldn't notice that much difference at 1080p right now.
  8. Memory is 32GB
  9. WannaBEditor said:
    Memory is 32GB
    video memory, hence vram
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