Video Editing PC Build

New PC build

I know this is not woodturning related but it is related to operating Woodturning Tool Store and I thought some of you out there might be interested. So, when I edit woodturning related YouTube videos I have been getting frustrated over the video editing process being difficult and long because of mistakes. My old video editing PC could not process the video quick enough to make the editing tasks efficient. Also, there were other programs were I was struggle or pushing the old machine pretty hard – CAD, image manipulations to name a couple.

A new PC is a expensive but so is my time. As a result I decided to build my own spec’d video editing PC. After a few weeks of watching YouTube vids and researching parts I made the plunge. I found t be a valuable resource. It helps you build a stocklist of BOM for your new PC. Check it out if you are interested.

Below is the PCPartPicker list for my new video editing PC. The only difference in the M.2 NVMe SSD by Sabrent. It was not listed in PCPartPicker since it is new to the market. I chose it because the Samsumg EVO 970 m.2 NVMe SSD was not available in stock and the Sabrent had great spec’s that rivaled the Samsung at 70% the cost.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPUIntel – Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU CoolerCooler Master – Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
MotherboardGigabyte – Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
MemoryCorsair – Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
MemoryCorsair – Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
StorageCrucial – MX500 500 GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive
StorageSabrent 512GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD (SB-ROCKET-512)
StorageToshiba – X300 4 TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video CardGigabyte – GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card
CaseThermaltake – V200 Tempered Glass RGB Edition ATX Mid Tower Case
Power SupplyEVGA – SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Estimated Total$1500.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-25 09:37 EST-0500

This new video editing PC is a screaming fast machine and should serve me for many years. Thanks for reading and if you have any questions of comments please leave them below.

A brief update …

So I have had to modify the case front cover of this case to create better airflow. I drilled about 48 holes in three area over each front fan (144 total holes). The holes are 1/8″ with a countersink. The countersink helps hide some of the cracks and looks better. It is not pretty up close but looks fine when glancing at it but the performance in airflow is the main point. I have at least 5 degrees cooler with this modification.

2 thoughts on “Video Editing PC Build

  1. How is the Temperature of your system while on heavy load and idle ? Im wondering if i will need To drill some extra hole or just enlarge the existing hole on the right side of front intake fan panel…

    1. Olivier, thanks for the comment. This Thermaltake case was not my first choice but is works for a low cost case. There are some concerns about airflow. I monitored temps when rendering video and they spiked to just over 80 degrees I also had a problem (and still do) with the fan controller power cable. It has a weak connection at the SATA connector end of the cable and it would sporadically ‘open’ and the fans would stop.This is not good. So I did take the front plastic cover off and drilled and countersunk some vent holes in the front. I’ll post a photo in an update to this post. Also, I used Thermaltake’s support “contact us” form about the cable issue and I have heard nothing back in over a month.I am looking a replacement fan controller or replacement case.

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