pc for video editing

PC for video Editing

This is the best time to build a budget pc for video editing. With excellent Processor performance at a very budget price and the recent fall in Nvme SSD prices, you can easily build a beast Pc In low investment. Though a GPU isn’t essential for video-editing But, If you want to edit 4k or 8k video then definitely you should have a power pack GPU. In this build, you can play high-end gaming also. you can edit 4K video without any hitches and 1080p should be a breeze. Before we get started with the build, Here are some important points you always be in your mind:

  • Focus on the CPU:  It is the most important hardware for video editing, higher the CPU power, lowers the editing time. You should focus on more core or threads than clock speed as they improve the overall performance
  • GPU:  A Powerful GPU definitely does help in rendering and encoding tasks. However, Buying a high-end GPU will not have a huge impact on performance. Try to buy at least 4GB VRAM GPU.
  • An SSD is a must-have. While you might need a SATA Hard Disk to store the video files, but when you edit you should copy the hard disk footage to SSD and start editing with the software. SSD ensures smooth performance without Lag while greatly improving rendering performance. You should look for NVME SSD rather than SATA SSD.

Best Budget Processor For Video-Editing: AMD Ryzen 5 3600

Ryzen 3600
  • Price: RS. 16,999.00 
  • Cores: 6
  • Threads: 12
  • Base Clock: 3.6 GHz
  • Boost Cock: 4.2 GHz
  • TDP: 65W
  • Socket: AM4

The Ryzen 5 3600 is a great CPU for multi-core and multi-threading performance. In the case of video editing , a higher core count improves the overall performance by a high margin. With a over clock boost upto 4.2 GHz, it can handle single-threaded workloads without a Lag as well. It Combined with only a 65W TDP, which is very power efficient and it makes for a great pick for a budget video-editing PC. Moreover, it comes with an excellent  Wraith Stealth Cooler included in the box which is more than sufficient for cooling. Combine that with an excellent price tag, and you have a great deal.

Recommended Motherboard for Video-Editing: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX Gaming

msi b450 motherboard
  • Price: RS. 10,455.00  
  • B450 Chipset
  • Memory: 4x DDR4 Slots for up to 64GB
  • Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 4133(OC) MHz
  • Extended Heatsink Design: MSI extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors to run in full speed.
  • Lightning Fast Game experience: 1x TURBO M.2, AMD Turbo USB 3.2 GEN2, Store MI technology
  • Core Boost: With premium layout and fully digital power design to support more cores and provide better performance.
  • DDR4 Boost:Advanced technology to deliver pure data signals for the best gaming performance and stability.
  • MULTI-GPU: With STEEL ARMOR PCI-E slots. Supports 2-Way AMD Crossfire
  • Audio Boost: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality for the most immersive audio experience.

MSI’s B450 Tomahawk Max is a micro-ITX board that offers top notch specs without breaking the bank. It has 4 DDR4 slots that can hold up to 64GB of dual-channel RAM at speeds of up to 4100 MHz when overclocked with A-XMP OC Mode. It has VRM cooling but makes up for that deficit with a substantial I/O. IT is more than sufficient for a Ryzen 5 3600. Since overclocking won’t cause any visible real-life video editing performance, you can make do without best-in-class VRM cooling. Moreover, here we only using 16GB of RAM. Even if you choose to upgrade to 32GB, the B450M should be more than enough.

best graphics card under 15000Here I Recommended two Graphics Cards, One for budget level GPU and another one for Premium GPU.You Chose according to your budget

Recommended Budget Graphics Card: ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti mini

Nvidia GTX 1050 TI
  • Price: RS. 17,699.00
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 768 CUDA cores, 4GB GDDR5, 128-bit Memory Bus
  • Classic and modern games at 1080p @ 60 FPS. 1303 MHz Base, 1417 MHz Boost, 7 GHz Memory Clock
  • Triple Display Capability Outputs :- DisplayPort 1.4,HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI.
  • Recommended Power Supply :- 300W, Power Consumption :- 75W
  • DirectX:- 12 API feature level 12_1, 4.5 OpenGL, Single Fan Cooling, Dual Slot
  • Supported OS:- Windows 10 / 8 / 7. Cord Length :- 144.78mm x 111.15mm
  • 2 years warranty and Extended warranty included after registration on Zotac website

The NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti is an entry-level budget 10-Series GPU based on NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture. Would I recommend it for gaming? Yes, you can play 1080 p gaming with this build. For video editing, however, it is a great option. Unless you’re using DaVinci Resolve (which is GPU intensive), there won’t be much difference between the 1050Ti  and a more gaming-focused GeForce GTX 1650. Spending more on a GPU for video editing will lead to diminishing returns. However I enlist another graphics card for Gaming and video editing also, It costs higher and it will be a premium build .

Recommended Premium Graphics Card: Nvidia RTX 2060

Galax 2060
  • CUDA Cores : 1920
  • Boost Clock (MHz) : 1695
  • Memory Speed : 14Gbps
  • Standard Memory Config : 6GB
  • DisplayPort : 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual-Link DVI-D

The NVIDIA RTX 2060 is an entry level RTX 2000 series graphics card. You can play 1080 p and 2k games easily with this graphics card . you can edit upto 4k videos easily with this GPU.

This the best option you can go for video editing and gaming also.

Recommended Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR4 3600

Price: RS. 11,799.00

The Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB is an 8*2 GB RAM sticks rated at a speed of 3600MHz. You can overclock this to around 4000MHz as we have paired it with a Ryzen 3000 CPU. Moreover, it also comes with corsairs 5-year warranty. If you will be working with 4K footage, I’d recommend upgrading to a 32GB kit. However, it’s not essential.

Here I enlisted two Power Supply. One for GTX 1050 Ti and another for RTX 2060 super

Recommended Power Supply For GTX 1050 TI: COOLER MASTER ELITE V3

  • Price: RS. 2,848.00
  • Fan Size: 120mm Sleeve Fan
  • Output Capacity: 400W
  • Efficiency: 75%
  • Dimensions: 150 x 140 x 86 mm
  • Max Operating Temperature: 40 C
  • MTBF Rating: >100,000 hours

The Cooler Master Elite V3 is a budget level 400W power supply. While it doesn’t have a bronze 80Plus certified rating, it does have a max operating temperature of 40 C. Honestly, even a 400W PSU is a bit high for GTX 1050 ti GPUSince we are using a very modest GPU, any PSU should do the job. The cheaper the better. However, if you’ll be upgrading to a gaming GPU

Recommended Power Supply For NVIDIA RTX 2060 : Corsair CV650

  • 80 PLUS Bronze Certified: Provides up to 88% operational efficiency, generating less heat and lowering your energy costs
  • Full Continuous Power: CORSAIR CV Series power supplies are guaranteed to deliver their full rated wattage of continuous power
  • Low-Noise Cooling: A 120 mm thermally controlled low-noise cooling fan only spins at high speed when your power supply is under heavy stress, slowing down for quieter operation at lower loads
  • Compact Casing: 125 mm length ensures an easy fit in almost all modern PC cases
  • Black Sleeving and Casing: Black sleeved cables and a black powder-coated casing seamlessly fits your PC’s style
  • Protections : OVP (Over Voltage). UVP (Under Voltage), SCP (Short Circuit), OTP (Over Temp), OPP (Over Power)

Recommended SSD for Video-Editing: CORSAIR Force Series MP510 480GB

  • Price: RS. 7,699.00
  • Form Factor: M.2 2280 
  • Interface: PCI Express 3.0
  • Seq. Read: 3,480MB/sec
  • Seq. Write: 3,000MB/

For Video Editing, you need to store your video files, software, source footage as well as the cache. While ideally, you should be storing everything onto an SSD, but 4K footage can take up space really faster  on your PC. Personally, I would recommend using an SSD to store your OS and the Software while in the another side use a HDD for storing your video files.

As this is a budget build and we haven’t used an X570 board, we have opted for the next best thing. The Corsair MP510 480 GB is an M.2 2280 NVMe SSD. It offers master fast write speeds and is extremely durable. For storing excess footage, we have also included a SEAGATE Barracuda 2TB 5400 RPM. That should be more than enough storage for a few years at the least.

Recommended Case for Video-Editing: Antec GX202 Mid Tower

Antec GX202 MID tower
  • Price: ₹ 3,550.00
  • Form Factor: Mid Tower
  • Motherboard Support: ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
  • Black, Mid Tower, 450 x 205 x 435 mm , SPCC, Transparent Side Panel Window
  • 7 / 5.25″ x 1, 3.5″ x 3, 2.5 x 4 / ATX PS2
  • Pre-installed- 3 x 120mm Fan (2 x White LED fans in front & 1 x regular fan in rear) , Front – 2x120mm, Rear – 120mm x 1 , Radiator Support – Front ≤ 240mm, Rear ≤ 120mm
  • GFX- 375mm / Max cooler hight – 160mm / Dust Filter – Bottom


The Antec GX202 is one of the most budget mid-tower cases on the market and offers great thermal performance with reduced noise levels. 






AMD Ryzen 5 3600



Graphics Card





MSI B450M Tomahawk Max

Rs. 10,455



Corsair Vengence 16 DDR4




Corsair mp 510

Rs. 7,699



Segate Barracuda 2TB 



Power SupplyCooler Master Elite V3Rs. 2,848Link

Antec GX202 Mid Tower

Rs. 3,550




Rs. 76,988


The total of all the components comes up to Rs. 76,988 For a more gaming-focused build, you should replace the graphics with NVIDIA RTX 2060 and POWER SUPPLY with CORSAIR CV 650 . For the price, 1080p performance should be butter smooth . It can even handle 4K footage if needed. Note that this build is optimized for Adobe Premiere cc or Sony Vegas Pro

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