Need $1000 Fast Video Editor build recipe


Feb 10, 2009
I need to build the best video editing computer for around $1000. I want a lot of RAM preferably ddr2 and a good a good CPU. I don't know what motherboard to get, and what else I need. I don't want anything fancy, just a good video editor that will be able to run and render smoothly and fast.


Dec 9, 2008
here is a build that will cost you under 1000 USD with shipping and mail in rebates and it will be very fast in video editing

LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS30 - OEM

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

EVGA 01G-P3-N870-AR GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail

2x G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail(use this heatsink instead of the stock cpu heatsink and oc the cpu it to 3.0 ghz or more

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

well this is the best you can get for your budget and it will suit you very much

computersss build is pretty good, but doesn't include an OS. Some of the parts are also overkill. You could save some money without sacrificing any video editing speed by swapping out the GPU and PSU for these:

HIS Hightech H467QT512P Radeon HD 4670 IceQ Turbo 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail $79.99 - $10 MIR

Corsair VX450W ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply $72.24 - $10 MIR


Corsair VX550W ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply $85.23 - $20 MIR

Take some of the money saved from the above changes and get a 64-bit OS so you can use all your RAM.

Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM $99.99

I really like the GA-EP45-UD3R, but if you still need to shave off a few dollars you could get this instead:

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $98.99