Question *System for Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. Please help. :)


Mar 10, 2003
Proposed use: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects.
Nominally: 10-bit 4:2:0 Max 24 bit rate. Max duration ~1 hour but most work will be half hour or less.

I was playing around with configurations on newegg and came up with this as a WAGuess.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-Core
Radeon RX 6700 XT
2TB SATA SSD, Wifi, USB 3.2, HDMI, Bluetooth, Display Port, Win 10 Home (Win 11 Pro upgrade)

This comes in around $2.5k We are okay going +/- 20% but obviously lower preferred :)

My gf will be doing video editing as her job not to mention her own webseries and we were looking for recommendations.
Why did I go with AMD and DDR4?
AMD for budget. I've been a fan since the K5.
DDR4 vs. DDR5 is nominal performance difference but greater stability. We definitely want to minimize crash/freezes.

  1. We do not know if this is good enough, if something is missing, is it more than we need?
  2. Shall we go with Intel/Nvidia for the hardware rendering support instead?
  3. What did we forget?
  4. I snuck in 4k as a "wish" item. If it completely blows the budget we can do without but would like to leave the door open (i.e. not a dead-end config.)
Any feedback welcome. If you need more specifics please ask.
*I saw other threads on this issue...but they didn't get an answer and they were 2022 or older...

Thanks in advance!

Tech Junky

Diamond Member
Jan 27, 2022
AMD for budget
I don't know how "budget" AMD is compared to Intel. When I scope things out they tend to be significantly higher.

Play around with PCP though and see what the difference is between the 2. I would use a z690/13700K though or even the 12700K for the CPU. The z690 is the older version of the MOBO for both 12/13 series and is significantly cheaper.

DDR4 is the way to go still since it's dirt cheap and has the same performance as most DDR 5 kits unless you go high spec.

GPU... if you're not gaming the cheapest w/ most RAM is probably still the Intel A770 16GB ~$300

When looking at storage Get a 1TB for the OS and then splurge on additional storage. The 1TB drives have better endurance and 5 year warranties. For bulk storage I'd drop down to a Gen3 4TB or 8TB if you need the space. Otherwise maybe go with a 18TB HDD like the Exos for ~$200 and just copy things back and forth to the NVME if speed is needed for projects.