I am looking to spend 1200 give or take. i'm trying to build a midrange video editing tower. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I would rate my tech xp around medium to low. i once built a gaming pc back in 2004. need more current info. Thanks.
To be clear, I'm recommending an "1155" Sandy Bridge motherboard with this CPU:
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB
*I don't know if Video Editing requires more than 4GB of RAM or not. You'd need to investigate that as well as whether using one more SSD's is a good idea (such as reading from one and writing to another). If the CPU is the bottleneck it might not make a difference but I'm not an expert on that area.
I have a Gigabyte motherboard and it has software to automatically overclock the CPU. I use to overclock my CPU to transcode videos then I set it back to normal mode when not needed because it runs cooler and quieter.
**Another option worth considering, depending on how important speed is, is to get a dual-CPU motherboard. That requires some planning and reading on the parts involved. I haven't got the time to investigate that.