Custom Mid-Range PC Build for Photo and Video editing, help

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Morris0 Forum Pro • Posts: 14,621
Re: Custom Mid-Range PC Build for Photo and Video editing, help

supersargas wrote:

nutshellml wrote:

So I never got around to building a previous PC based more on my part-time photo business.

Times have changed and now I'm about 50% photos (Lr and Ps) and 50% video editing (Premier and GoPro software). No gaming. My current PC can't handle my GoPro HEVC files so I'm looking to build something new.

Budget under $1500.

Samsung EVO 970 Plus or Pro 500GB, preferably 1TB.

Other than than I'm open to suggestions. Was considering i5-9600 (k??), MSI A390-A Motherboard, 32GB RAM, type? and possibly GT1070 8GB video card

Other thoughts? Would love for someone to list an entire package out for me and here some constructive criticism or thoughts.

Thanks in advance!

You have it cooked up already, you are missing a cooler (get a Noctua U12) and a PSU (if you can't salvage one. Get at least a 650W 80+ Bronze, from any brand). I would add studio headphones (look at the Audio-Technica M series). Factor in the Windows license cost, if you don't have one. Also, consider a high end monitor in the future. Eizo is repeatedly mentioned as a good brand.
Also, don't waste money on the case, use your previous case (check for CPU cooler clearance) or get a cheap, wide mid-tower.
Good luck!

The cooler recommendation is quite good though there tall so your case must provide enough clearance.  The Noctua coolers are very quiet and use quality fans that last.  You will still hear them.  For video editing you system will work hard so the choice of fans for both CPU and GPU are important.  Another option is a quiet case.  I chose the Fractal Design R5 and don't hear my system at all.  Airflow in this quality case is moderate which is more than one gets in most quiet cases.  It is a bit pricey yet you will be fine with the included fans and can use a less expensive CPU cooler and most any GPU.

Enjoy your new build,


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