Question Suggestions on a 4k video editing build

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Lifer
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My son has decided he want to try some video editing, videos will be from a Canon 6D MK II, iPhone and a Mavic 2. I have built pcs but it has been years ago and haven't kept up at all with the latest. I don't want to go crazy and I don't need the latest greatest hardware. I would be fine with used parts as well so I would appreciate some bare minimum recommendations on parts, what I need to get or higher.
 

mike8675309

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Linus just posted a video last last year about a budget 4k workstation. I listed out the equipment they used at that time. There may be other options today. You can't really "skimp" with 4k video. Memory and storage will be important.

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU Processor
  • MSI B450-A PRO ATX Motherboard
  • G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • Seagate IronWolf NAS 3 TB Hard Drive
  • Sabrent Rocket Pro NVME 512 GB Drives
  • ASUS Geforce GTX 1650 Videocard
  • Fractal Design Focus G Mid-Tower Case
  • Corsair CXM 650W ATX Power Supply
 
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DAPUNISHER

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First, it is good to see you here. I hope life is treating you great.

And you do not need to spend a $1000 for your son to learn to edit 4K video. He has no deadlines/time is not money, and it is basically a lab.

These will be sold out today, if you want one do it fast - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Acer-Aspire-Desktop-Intel-Core-i5-9400-2-9GHz-12GB-Ram-512GB-SSD-Windows-10-Home/264599687724?hash=item3d9b5ed22c:g:8ksAAOSwGOVeKIDz

If you have a external passport or something laying around, he can use it for the raw footage. If not a 2TB is like $60-$70. That is plenty of PC for his first editing rig.
 

VirtualLarry

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Holy Moly. Please sir, I wish to subscribe to your Hot Deals newsletter. :)

PS. What PSU wattage and how many PCI-E cables does it come with, and is there room for a GPU?

https://acerrecertified.com/acer-aspire-tc-intel-core-i5-9400-2-9ghz-8gb-ram-512gb-ssd-windows-10-home-tc-865-ur15/

That's the closest from Acer themselves (recert.) that I could find to that system. Only 8GB of RAM, instead of 12GB, and nearly $54 more expensive.
 
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