Hi, I'm just getting into video editing and I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what would be good components for my build; Mobo, video card etc. I'm not into gaming so this computer will be exclusively for video editing. My budget is about $1000. Any recommendations would be helpful ! Thx
The reason for two hard drives instead of just a bigger single one is so you can distribute drive usage. So you keep your raw data on one HDD, and export the final product onto the other. This is so that during rendering, data isn't being written to and read from the same drive, which slows things down a bit. Use the SSD to hold your programs and OS.
This build has no GPU, while that isnt a big issue since its an editing machine, one can increase your performance. If you decide to get one later, make sure its an Nvidia card. Its CUDA cores can help rendering on supported programs. The PSU will give you room to add one later as well.
Make sure that your editing programs support multi-threading, as thats where the FX-8150 shines. If you task it with an application that doesn't use all of its cores, performance wont be as high. I'm fairly sure that the Adobe Suite can use the 8 cores that the FX provides, but not 100% on this.
Different video editing programs will do better under different programs, but generally speaking Intel i5 will deliver the best bang for the buck here. You don't need a heavily cooled case as you don't need a gaming video card.
Just realised that the CPU I suggested doesnt have integrated graphics and the mobo doesnt have a display out. So you will need a graphics card to get a display at all. You can either buy the cheapest card possible for a band-aid solution, or compromise a bit of the rig (The case is the easiest place to cut back) and get something decent (though by no stretch a great card).