The gang over at Logical Increments did really nice job on this article including several DIY computer for video editing. Although their $650 low budget build is a little bit to low end for Videoguys to recommend, it would get the job done for some basic home / family editing with a consumer grade video editing app like Pinnacle Studio. I really like their $2K Pro Editor build, It's based on an ASUS X99-A motherboard, with Intel i7-5820K processor, GTX970 GPU and 32GB of RAM. It would do a fantastic job with Adobe Premiere Pro. Great job guys, keep up the good work!
Logical Increments by James Andrews
How to Build the Best DIY Computer for Video Editing
Work with video editing, visual effects, and animation requires a high-performing PC to keep things running smoothly and avoid wasting precious time waiting for projects to render and encode. That’s why it’s important to build a computer that will efficiently handle these tasks, which are some of the most hardware-intensive processes the average PC user will perform.
This guide provides all the information you need to build a DIY computer for video editing that will be powerful enough to handle your workload, without wasting money on extraneous features you don’t need. Building your own editing PC instead of buying one pre-built means you’ll get the exact performance you require without spending a ton of extra money.
First, we’ll explain which components are most important for creative work, and how to get the most out of your new DIY workstation.
In Section 1, we’ll review a number of example video editing PC builds.
In Section 2, we’ll go in-depth on how to choose your parts.
In Section 3, we'll wrap things up with a discussion of controllers and extra tips.
Finally, in Section 4, we'll quickly discuss video editing software. read more...