Buying a PC for Video Editing: What You Need to Know!

Buying a PC for Video Editing? Here’s everything you need for the best video editing performance, whether you’re building yourself or buying a pre-built computer.


Links

When available, we use affiliate links and may earn a commission!

Download the Free PDF Guide ➡ The ULTIMATE Video Editing Process!

What’s in our PC Build? (Gear provided to Primal Video by MSI)
► Motherboard: MSI Z370 SLI PLUS (Amazon)
► CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K 3.7GHz 6 Cores (Amazon)
► RAM: Kingston PREDATOR: 4x 8GB (32GB) @ 3000MHz (Amazon)
► Graphics Card: NVIDIA MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB GDDR5X (Amazon)
► SSD: 256GB Intel 600P M.2 SSD (Amazon)
► HDD: Seagate Barracuda Pro: 4TB (Amazon)
► Cooling: Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID 240 (Amazon)
► Case: Cooler Master H500P (Amazon)
► Power Supply: Cooler Master V750 (Amazon)

What Software do we use to edit on PC?

Adobe Premiere Pro
Davinci Resolve

Check out MSI’s 4k Video Editing PC Guide


Buying a PC for Video Editing: What You Need to Know!

A powerful Video Editing PC can dramatically improve your editing workflow, significantly reduce render times, and make a BIG boost to your productivity. It was time for us to upgrade our primary video editing PC build recently, so we thought we’d put together a series of videos helping others do the same.

Whether you’re looking to build a PC yourself, or buy something pre-assembled you can just plug-and-play, there are a few key things you need to consider if video editing performance is your main objective. Plus, with the fast pace technology is changing it’s important to reach a balance between price, performance and ‘future-proofing’ your new computer, as new updates to software, hardware, ports and workflows like 4k video editing become the de-facto standard.

In this video we take a look at everything you need to know, including the critical components, specs and features to look out for when deciding which is the best PC for video editing within your budget.


Gear Provided by MSI!
The PC in this video and all its components were provided by MSI. We were looking to upgrade one of our PC’s, and MSI reached out offering to send us some of their awesome gear. We provided them with our standard terms (TL;DR version: “Sounds great, BUT we will only ever present our full, unfiltered, unbiased opinions – both good and bad”). Not only did they agree, they insisted we go all out with our thoughts on the good, the bad, the awesome & the ugly. They sent us the full PC, and we’ve been basking in its awesomeness ever since.


If you found this video helpful don’t forget to subscribe to receive all our weekly updates!

**********

GEAR WE USE

Check out all the gear we use and recommend at Primal Video!

**********

Related Content

▶️ Mac vs PC for Video Editing

▶️ Final Cut Pro vs Adobe Premiere

▶️ How to Make a Video Intro for YouTube (Full Tutorial!)

Share this...

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on reddit
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

More from Primal Video...

Best Camera and DSLR Video Settings - Microphone

Best Camera and DSLR Video Settings

The ultimate guide to the best camera and DSLR Video Settings, including 8 key mirrorless, point & shoot and DSLR …

View →
Ideas for Videos: How To Find Great Content Topics - Public Relations

Ideas for Videos: How To Find Great Content Topics

We all know the power of online video, and regular *useful* Video Content is the BEST way to grow your …

View →

How to Make Thumbnails on Android!

Learn how to make Thumbnails on Android. Step-by-step YouTube thumbnail tutorial using the best Android thumbnail app!

View →

How to Transfer Videos from iPhone to Mac (and Mac to iPhone!)

Wondering how to transfer videos from iPhone to Mac, OR transfer videos from Mac to iPhone? Here’s several quick and …

View →
How to Make a YouTube End Card Template (Updated & ANIMATED!)

How to Make a YouTube End Card Template (Updated & ANIMATED!)

Learn how to make a YouTube End Card Template and animated custom video outro in this complete YouTube End Screen …

View →

Best Wireless Microphone (for iPhone, Android, DSLR and other Cameras!)

Looking for the best wireless microphone to use with your iPhone, Android, DSLR or other camera? Here’s an overview of …

View →

How to Make Slow Motion Video (Slow Motion Tutorial for Beginners!)

Learn how to make slow motion video in this complete slow motion tutorial for BEGINNERS. Create smooth slow motion video with …

View →
7-YouTube-lessons-that-got-us-to-250K-Subscribers

7 YouTube Lessons that got us to 250,000 Subscribers!

We just hit 250,000 subscribers on YouTube! In this video we share the 7 BIGGEST YouTube lessons that got us …

View →

Open Camera App TUTORIAL (2019 Android Camera Apps)

Learn how to create better videos using Android Camera Apps in this complete Open Camera App tutorial!

View →

Don't miss a thing!

Become a Primal Video Insider to stay in the loop.

If you get my best Blue Steel impression now, just imagine what's waiting for you on the inside...

Become a Primal Video Insider and unlock:

We hate spam and promise to keep your email address safe.
Check out our Privacy Policy for more info!

If you get my best Blue Steel impression now, just imagine what's waiting for you on the inside...

Become a Primal Video Insider and unlock:

We hate spam and promise to keep your email address safe. Check out our Privacy Policy for more info!