They say it doesn’t matter what camera you’re shooting on as long as you are telling interesting stories. But how can I edit stories when my laptop’s halting efficiency and holding back creativity?
My current computer is getting old – it’s time to build a new one!
So Mac or PC? PC. The specs I chose on PC came to £1300. On a Mac, 4 grand!
Now I’m not hating on Apple! I own a Mac Book Air. It travels everywhere with me.
Here’s a rundown of the specs.
Intel i7 6800k. 6 cores, this is a beast for editing.
The Asus x99-A II. I chose this because it fits my CPU. It’s also got USB 3.1, 128GB of ram space, and is built for overclocking.
I’m gonna be overlocking the CPU, so I needed something that was going to take care of all the extra heat. I got the Corsair H110i GTX.
I got 32 gigs of Corsair Vengeance RAM. Premiere Pro doesn’t really improve past 16GB so I went safe and got 32 just to be sure.
I’ll be installing Windows 10 on this SSD, along with my programs, so it’s gonna be much quicker than a hard drive!
I have 3 hard drives to storing media, which I already own.
GTX970. This has more than enough juice to edit nice and smooth.
I put a Corsair 850 watt PSU in because the overclocking will need a little bit more power.
I’ve put it all in a Cooler Master Pro 5. It’s got loads of room to work in, easy access hard drive bays, and cable management was simple!
Altogether, it has come to £1350. I could have spent around £1100 on this build and the system would have been great, for now. But I spend a little more for future proofing.
Why did I only spend £1350. Well you have to set your limit somewhere.
You can find the benchmarks and parts list below.
- Parts List
- CPU – Intel 6800K
- Motherboard – Asus X99-A II CPU
- Cooler – H110i GTX
- RAM – Corsair Vengeance DDR4
- GPU – MSI GTX 970 4GB
- Power Supply – Corsair CX850M
- Case – CoolerMaster Pro Case 5
- SSD – Patriot Blast 240GB
- Hard Drives – 3x 2TB
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