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PC Build Help: fast for video editing + gaming

JRivia

New member
Hello everyone,

So i am looking for any advice and help you may have for building a desktop computer just under £1200 (preferably under £1000 as I would like to buy a monitor at some point too- but I have a tv screen I can use for now until I have more money saved)

I need my PC to be able to handle Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom as I make edits/gifs/videos etc and currently my apple MacBook air is truly shocking and my all in one PC Lenovo desktop just ain't up for scratch anymore.

I am very impatient and hate having to wait a long time for things to load and save.

I also play/game on my desktop, i am an avid Sims user and download extra content + expansion packs, when i do this my computers always slow down, so i would like my new desktop pc to be able to handle a bit more custom content downloads. I also plan on getting TW3 for my new PC and Assassins Creed, so again I really do need the PC to be gaming compatible as well as video editing compatible.

This is what i came up with on this website:

EDIT: here is the URL (sorry i am very new to all this) https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/h9Pr9FMtRD/

Case
PCS SR-819 RGB FULL TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT Eight Core CPU (4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB AMD RADEON™ RX 570 - HDMI, DP - DX® 12
1st Storage Drive
256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
Memory Card Reader
USB 3.0 EXTERNAL SD/MICRO SD CARD READER
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 240 Series RGB High Performance Liquid Cooler (AMD)
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy Rx
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]

I am not very sure on the storage etc, though i do know that i want an SSD with added HDD just not sure on what size is best for what i shall be using it for.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as i wish to start buying components this week.

EDIT: updates as asked for-

monitor wise for now I'm just going to be using an old tv screen lol which is just your standard HD/1080p and i think when i purchase a new one i will more than likely just be buying a cheapish monitor screen that specs for 1080p (but i don't mind looking into 1440p either)

as for other usage, not really no. Like i said mainly be using for adobe software, maybe a video editing software as well as gaming. Otherwise it's standard home useage- with things like Microsoft office being used for work etc. And also a lot of social media streaming.
Thank you :)
 
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AgentCooper

Bronze Level Poster
If you’re as impatient as you claim, you’re definitely going to want to consider an M.2 drive to improve loading.

Standard questions: please can you edit your post to include the configurable link so that others can make suggestions/changes to your build? What monitor will you be using when you purchase, are we speccing for 1080p or 1440p? And will there be any other uses besides the photoshop and gaming you mentioned?
 

JRivia

New member
If you’re as impatient as you claim, you’re definitely going to want to consider an M.2 drive to improve loading.

Standard questions: please can you edit your post to include the configurable link so that others can make suggestions/changes to your build? What monitor will you be using when you purchase, are we speccing for 1080p or 1440p? And will there be any other uses besides the photoshop and gaming you mentioned?
brilliant updated it for you now, thanks fo replying!
 

AgentCooper

Bronze Level Poster
Also, I’ve just had a look and the build you’ve specced appears to price at £1453, yet you say you want the computer to come in at around £1000. Where do we stand with a realistic budget to work with?
 
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JRivia

New member
Hey yeah sorry guys, what I meant was I am trying to build one that's around £1000/1100 at a push, when creating one using this site it obviously went over, so I'd like to achieve something similar spec wise but cheaper please.

As I'm not sure where I can cut corners, etc. Like I could change the graphics card for a cheaper one but I'm not sure what will work with the motherboard etc ?
Thanks
 

Nursemorph

Spamtastic
Well, you won't get something similar but for £4-500 cheaper...the spec will be worse purely because of the price.


Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT Six Core CPU (4.5GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF GAMING B550-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.2, 6Gb/s) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 SUPER - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
USB 3.0 EXTERNAL SD/MICRO SD CARD READER
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00002]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 16 to 18 working days
Price: £1,110.00 including VAT and Delivery
Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/7b8p0B020C/
 
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