Build Advice New Build Help for Video Edit PC (DaVinci Resolve) $1300 Budget

May 15, 2022
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Hello all! I’m trying to build a pc for video editing (DaVinci Resolve) and light gaming, and I’d love some advice on what parts to pick.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: 1200-1400 US

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video and audio editing, light gaming, streaming,

Are you buying a monitor: No, I already have 2

Parts to Upgrade: New build

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, Windows 11 Home

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon Prime, NewEgg, B&H, anyplace really

Location: Austin, TX

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU preferred but not mandatory. I’d prefer a white case for aesthetics, no led or clear sides needed, but quiet would be great as it sits next to my bed!

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: My research indicates at this price point I’m probably looking at 16 GB RAM, a large (4 Tb?) HDD for project storage and a 1 Tb SSD for OS, program files and project space, but I’m happy to listen to any advice to the contrary

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I changed jobs and my old company left me my monitors and took my CPU, so I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to build a system I’ll enjoy.
 

Why_Me

Glorious
I'm going to assume your monitor resolution is 1080P.

Phanteks Eclipse P360A Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

ARCTIC P12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $11.55

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-bronze-sf-550r14he-550w/p/1HU-024C-00016
Super Flower Leadex III Bronze PRO 550W 80+ Bronze Modular PSU $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144531
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 $129.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $159.99

https://www.amazon.com/DEEP-COOL-GAMMAXX400V2-GAMMAXX-400/dp/B085G8WJCC/
DeepCool GAMMAXX 400 V2 CPU Cooler $24.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331618
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z DDR4 3200 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $106.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-mp33-pro/p/N82E16820331563
Team Group MP33 PRO M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD $85.99

https://www.newegg.com/wd40ezaz-14tb/p/1Z4-0002-01CG2
WD Blue 4TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5" $69.99 + $10 off w/ promo code DYRBSAZ233

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-REV2-0-WINDFORCE-GV-N3060GAMING-OC-12GD/dp/B0971BG25M/
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB (REV 2.0) Graphics Card $439.99

https://www.amazon.com/Wíndоws-Hоmе-Flаsh-Drivе-Uрgrаdе/dp/B09XVG4S5P/
Windows 10 Home USB | Free Upgrade to Windows 11 $109.00

Total: $1309 *not including shipping & promo codes

A better look at those components.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P360A.html

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4

https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N3060GAMING-OC-12GD-rev-20#kf
 
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May 15, 2022
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I'm going to assume your monitor resolution is 1080P.

Phanteks Eclipse P360A Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99

Exhaust fan for that case.

ARCTIC P12 PWM 120mm 4-Pin Case Fan $11.55

https://www.newegg.com/super-flower-leadex-iii-bronze-sf-550r14he-550w/p/1HU-024C-00016
Super Flower Leadex III Bronze PRO 550W 80+ Bronze Modular PSU $79.99

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144531
MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 $129.99

https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i5-12400f-core-i5-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118360
Intel Core i5-12400F $159.99

https://www.amazon.com/DEEP-COOL-GAMMAXX400V2-GAMMAXX-400/dp/B085G8WJCC/
DeepCool GAMMAXX 400 V2 CPU Cooler $24.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331618
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z DDR4 3200 32GB (2x16GB) CL16 $106.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-mp33-pro/p/N82E16820331563
Team Group MP33 PRO M.2 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD $85.99

https://www.newegg.com/wd40ezaz-14tb/p/1Z4-0002-01CG2
WD Blue 4TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5" $69.99 + $10 off w/ promo code DYRBSAZ233

https://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-REV2-0-WINDFORCE-GV-N3060GAMING-OC-12GD/dp/B0971BG25M/
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 Gaming OC 12GB (REV2.0) Graphics Card $439.99

https://www.amazon.com/Wíndоws-Hоmе-Flаsh-Drivе-Uрgrаdе/dp/B09XVG4S5P/
Windows 10 Home USB | Free Upgrade to Windows 11 $109.00

Total: $1309 *not including shipping & promo codes

A better look at those components.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134587/intel-core-i512400f-processor-18m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html

https://www.phanteks.com/Eclipse-P360A.html

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4

https://www.gigabyte.com/Graphics-Card/GV-N3060GAMING-OC-12GD-rev-20#kf
Yes, my monitors have a 1080p resolution. :)

As for the recs, they look great! My main concern is the error that pcpartspicker is throwing in regards to a bios update: I've linked the parts list here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/N2XRVw.

I also made some fan swaps to allow for RGB- they're not throwing errors, but is there anything else I should consider in regards to this aspect?

Thanks so much for your help!
 

Why_Me

Glorious
Yes, my monitors have a 1080p resolution. :)

As for the recs, they look great! My main concern is the error that pcpartspicker is throwing in regards to a bios update: I've linked the parts list here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/N2XRVw.

I also made some fan swaps to allow for RGB- they're not throwing errors, but is there anything else I should consider in regards to this aspect?

Thanks so much for your help!
Update to the latest bios and you're good to go.
 
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