New Build for Video Editing

My dad wants a new computer as his current is really old his new interest in video editing is taking days on his current 5 year old pc.

I've put together a few parts and I was just wondering if you guys think this would work and be a good build.

He plans to use it mainly for editing videos and watching 1080p videos.

Power Supply - Corsair 400W CX PSU - 12cm Fan 80Plus Certified Efficiency 6x SATA 1x PCI-E -

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor -

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-MA78LMT-US2H 760G Socket AM3 DVI VGA HDMI Out 8 Channel Audio MATX Motherboard -

Hard Drive - Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - OEM -

DVD Drive - LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black -

RAM - Kingston 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz i5 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V -

Case - Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - No PSU -

Would this do the job do you think?
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  1. What video editing software is he going to use? And if you're not limited by a set budget, you could probably go higher.

    The Phenom II X4 965 BE scored well on the Adobe Premiere Pro benchmarks.

    Ram... you might want to go 8gb or more. I remember reading the documentation for Adobe Premiere saying it recommends 16gb of RAM >_<

    And if you could get a 10,000 rpm hard drive, sata 6gb/s, that would be great.

    Not sure if this works for the best, I too am looking to build a new pc that will be used for gaming and video editing. Hope someone else can shed some light on this.
  2. I'm not totally sure what he uses to be honest. He says he doesn't want to spend more than about 400-450 pounds. I'll check out the Phenom II x4 965 as well as the extra ram...although I dont think i'll have much left in his budget lol
  3. Dont want to bump for no reason but has anyone got any advice?
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