Build Advice Advice for $1500 video editing build

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Hi, looking for build advice for a video editing pc. It’s main purpose with be digitizing old camcorder home videos, editing and storing externally or burning to dvd. Will also be editing h.264 format and lightroom for large photo collection. How would this system perform? Any advice/suggestions for improvements or alternatives would be appreciated.

Budget is approx. $1500 but is flexible. Currently using cyberlink power director but may upgrade to adobe premiere pro in the future.

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Coolers
Motherboard: MSI MAG B460M MORTAR WIFI Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5” 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power supply
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
 

larsv8

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For that type of work, I would definitely go with Ryzen, who is crushing it right now in multi thread performance. If you can get your hands on a 5900x that would be ideal, but even a 5600x would work well. I would pair it with a B550 or X570 board to take advantage of PCIE 4.0 and a good gen 4 NVME drive, such as the corsair mp600. If you are rending a lot of media, it will save a lot of time.
 
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Thank for the feedback, I've read a lot about ryzen reliability issues, especially long term was sticking with intel as a result. Is this still an issue or concern with ryzen, prices for the higher end processors are much of a muchness with intel so lower cost is no longer as big a factor in choice no?
 

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Yeah I agree that video editing usually favors Ryzen and the 5900X is currently destroying 10th gen Intel CPUs in the benchmarks. And there's no reliability issues to speak of. Maybe with the first generation but we're on the fourth now. I own three Ryzen rigs and haven't had a problem with any of them (two R5-2600 and one R9-3900X).

This is what I would get for $1500, IMO.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($429.99)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-F GAMING (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($204.95 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($173.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.91 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card ($362.94 @ Office Depot)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1571.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-08 18:59 EST-0500
 

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Thank for the feedback, I've read a lot about ryzen reliability issues, especially long term was sticking with intel as a result. Is this still an issue or concern with ryzen, prices for the higher end processors are much of a muchness with intel so lower cost is no longer as big a factor in choice no?
Ryzen had some driver issues on the GPU side, but I don't recall any issues on the CPU side.

CPUs in general are either bad right out of the box or they last a really long time. Hard to break a CPU really unless you start messing with voltages.

Frankly at this point, considering price and performance, its hard to recommend anything other than Ryzen Zen 3.
 

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