PC Build – 4k Video Editing PC Build 2019 – $1000 Budget – DIY in 5 Ep 108

So you wanna edit 4k video, but you need a
PC, and $1,000 doesn’t look like it’s gonna cut it. Stop looking at that pre-built
stuff, because you are gonna build the best dang 4k editing rig
ever on your own and I’ll show you how. This is DIY in 5! Hey every body! My name is Trisha Hershberger and you are
watching DIY in 5 – the show where we all work together to conquer seemingly difficult
tech tasks in a simply, user-friendly way. Today, we are going to talk you through what
you need to build a 4k editing rig for one $1,000 or less. If you find this video helpful,
please go ahead and subscribe so you don’t miss out
on any future tech tips. When building a high-res editing PC, your
processor is by far the most important part of your build and you should focus more of
your budget there than anywhere else. In general, you’ll get more traction with
more cores as opposed to faster individual cores. The latest gen AMD Ryzen 5
3600 is a price to performance monster and that’s what we’ve
chosen for the purposes of this video. After you’ve chosen the processor,
let’s look at our RAM. RAM is important in an editing PC to keep
your editing program running smoothly, especially when you’er
dealing with higher res RAW files. To edit 4k video, we recommend at least 16GB
of DDR4 RAM and for this we’ve chosen HyperX FURY DDR4 3200 memory. You can use slower than 3200, but AMD CPUs
tend to perform better with faster memory. These two 8GB sticks
are low profile and super reliable. We’re Kingston, so this is kinda our area
of expertise. Now speaking of those large
RAW files, let’s talk storage. You want your storage
to be high capacity and fast. While a traditional HDD hard drive is fine
for H.264 footage at 1080p and could work for 4k if you don’t mind some dropped frames,
you’ll really want to invest in an SSD, even if you just get a small one to run your
operating system and important software. For our build, we’re going whole hog and
getting the Kingston A2000 1TB NVME SSD. It’s an affordable way to get 3x the performance
over a SATA SSD and totally worth it. Next let’s talk GPU. You may be wondering why we didn’t bring
this up earlier in the video. The importance of your GPU in an editing build
is less than one might think unless you are using Davinci Resolve as your editing
software which is super GPU intensive or you also plan on gaming on your computer,
which may then benefit from a nicer GPU. Strictly for editing purposes, say using Adobe
Premiere, the GPU will step in when rendering or working with fancy visual effects, but
take a backseat other than that. You’ll see more results from investing in
your CPU, RAM and quicker storage. Regardless, for editing 4k video we recommend
at least a GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5 RAM or a Radeon RX 570 4GB if
you would rather go AMD. For our build today, we are going with the
Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Ti video card. It’s robust, performs well and is a great
value at $250-$300 from most retailers. At this point, we can choose
a motherboard that is compatible with everything else
we’ve chosen so far, so we’re looking for something that supports
the latest M.2 and PCI-e solutions, and as a bonus has super-fast USB standards
for when we have to transfer footage. We’re going with a
Gigabyte X570 board. Since finding compatible components can sometimes
be a real pain in the I/O port, I always recommend PCPartPicker.com to double check compatibility
and it will also give you a good idea of how much wattage you’ll be eating up so you
can pick an appropriate PSU. We want something reliable and clean, that
leaves room in case we upgrade later, so a 650 watt
80+ Gold Certified PSU should do the trick. This 750 watt fully-modular unit was on special
this week, so of course we couldn’t say no. After all the major components are out of
the way, you’ll have to settle on a case to put them in and
this is really up to aesthetics. There are tons of great, affordable cases
that offer cable management features, sleek architecture and
even RGB if you’re into that. We have a NZXT H510 Mid Tower case here but
we’ve put the Phanteks P300 in our build guide below which
is similar and will save you a few bucks. The tempered glass side panel will show off
all the hard work you’ve put in with great airflow, cable management
and just a slight hint of RGB. And of course, you can’t
forget about operating system. If you decide to go Linux to save a buck,
you’ll most likely be editing with Davinci Resolve and then you’ll have to spend more
money on your GPU anyway. The GeForce RTX 2060 Super cards are a great
upgrade over the 1660 we have in here and will run about $100 more. If you are going Windows, there are numerous
ways to get a discounted or free authentication key from using your old one to buying one
from a legit, third-party seller at a discount. It’s also good to note that if you are a
student, you can get Windows 10 Education for free. So that’s that. We’ll link our full list of components we
chose for this build in the description below but we’d love to hear what you would put
together for a 4k editing rig under one $1,000. Would you splurge in a different area?
Why or why not? Also, feel free to show off your 4k creations
by tweeting them at us using the hashtag #DIYin5. Alright, thanks for watching everyone and
I’ll see ya next time.

13 thoughts on “PC Build – 4k Video Editing PC Build 2019 – $1000 Budget – DIY in 5 Ep 108

  1. Haven’t even watched yet and I’m liking it for being better than The Verge. Don’t forget your tweezers Trish!

  2. Although recommended as a minimum recommendation for a GPU, a 1050ti isn't a great budget option for 4k video editing in Premiere. The law of diminishing returns applies after you get a 1060 (or equivalent). Also, 4gb of vram is slightly too low, especially if you apply effects. That said, the build here is great.

  3. Check out our other videos on building a PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrHnyTWneHo&list=PLAsUq-kEMSD7wmk-f-6KhEBV0KkTDVkcQ&index=3

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