Building a computer for Editing purposes

Im in the search of getting a computer and I came across building my own, Ive considered it before. however I thought it was more for gamers. Im a Video editor and I wanted to make a computer that fits my needs. I need it to run monster files and high quality images without any lag on the footage. what areas do you think I should look into when I consider my custom PC?

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  1. What is your budget?

    You're lookig to gt an i7 just so you know. The rest will be fit to bufet
  2. If you're looking for a computer that can do hard-core editing, you need a good processor, preferably one that can handle multitasking very well.

    Your graphics card does matter, but it shouldn't have to be that high-end. If you are on a budget, go for the Radeon HD 7750. If you are going to game a little bit and want a performance boost, try the 7770. Both are great for the price.

    You will need a lot of RAM if you are editing like crazy. Preferably 12-16 GB of DDR3 1600+ RAM is good enough.
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