I've built a lot of PCs for people, from the high gamer to the lower end/average user. But the next build is for a guy who does a lot of downloading and video editing as well as gaming.
I'm going with probably no less than 8GB of RAM. I was just looking for some suggestions to the processor and video card. I don't edit video myself so I just want to make sure this system is capable and sufficient. I would prefer to go with an Intel processor. I love the i-series of CPUs.
Any suggestions for the right CPU that can WELL handle video editing and gaming and the right video card? Is a 1GB video card enough? I know he also plays Minecraft and other games. The overall budget for this system is about 1000 bucks. Though I'm not sure if he wants a monitor too or not. Also not against suggestions for boards. I personally find Gigabyte boards great and usually go with those in builds, with no problems yet. Thanks.
Probably the 2500k is the way to go, yes, the i7s are better for video editing, but not substantially so. The price is more.. but A 2700K if its in the budget, but with a 1000 dollar limit, its probably not worth it to crunch the budget.
I'd do 16gigs of ram at minimum. 32 is probably overkill.
Minecraft is a ridiculously undemanding game in terms of system use.
You don't really need a strong video card to do video editing.. Silly isnt it? But heres a strong gaming video card: