Question Is it worth it to upgrade my custom video editing build from 2013?

Nick773

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Hey guys,

Back in 2013 I built a beginner video editing computer. It has served me well until a couple years ago when it became noisy and could barely run Adobe Premiere. My wife wants me to buy a brand new desktop and ditch this one.

Below is the build:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cpjp8d

Do you think there is any saving this computer? Would upgrading it cost me more than buying a brand new desktop?

If I keep it, what do you suggest I replace some of the parts with?

Budget: $700.
Use: Video editing

Thank you,
Nick
 
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Buying a brand new PC is recommended. I usually change my PC after five. You have been using your PC for about eight years and that's too using heavy softwares like Adobe Premiere.
 
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Zerk2012

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Thanks guys!

Now I'll have to tell my wife that she was right... :oops:
Over budget but would be a good upgrade.
You can use the old SSD for a scratch drive the the old HDD for backup.
Reusing the old case and using the stock intel cooler would save a few bucks.
You would also need to get windows 10.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | $159.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler | $31.30 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte B460M DS3H Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard | $94.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2400 CL15 Memory | $134.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 840 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | Purchased For $0.00
Storage | Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $59.99 @ Best Buy
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | Purchased For $0.00
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $42.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB Video Card | $199.99 @ B&H
Case | Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case | $48.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $54.94 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer |-
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $828.17
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-02-14 17:40 EST-0500 |
 

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