Question best budget build for 1080p video editing and light 1080p gaming


Oct 25, 2014
im planning to build a new pc and im want it be capable of editing 1080p video just for school projects so no need for fancy graphics cards
i also want it to capable playing games at 1080p near 60fps but im not gonna play high end games like assassin’s creed or doom.
in short i want a modest video editing pc that can also play esports games or maybe some fps games at high framerates.
i wont be making a lot of videos and i won’t be making youtube videos

but i already have a i5 6400 cpu. should upgrade it instead with a new components or its better build a new one?

my current specs

i5 6400
potato iGPU
Asus H110M-K
Crappy OEM PSU (i will definitely upgrade this one if i choose to upgrade along with the new components)
8GB Kingston ValueRAM @ 2133 MHz (this one too)
WD Blue 500GB (will add SSD soon)
Cheap PC case but i gets the job done

i will be editing with DaVinci Resolve or HitFilm Express
It might well be worth a upgrade to a Ryzen 3600 which is fairly cost effective 6 core 12 thread CPU and great for productivity and will be a fairly big boost. I think motherboard, CPU, GPU and RAM should come in at around $600 to $650. This would include the GTX 1660 Super which is 1660Ti level of performance and will provide great 1080p Gaming...though you could drop down further to a RX 590...

PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX AM4 Motherboard ($148.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($82.36 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB Twin Fan Video Card ($224.00 @ B&H)
Total: $649.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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