Question NOOB ALERT! I need help choosing PC build for dual 27in 1440p monitors.

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Hello!! This is my very first post.
I am seeking help on making decisions for PC parts for my very first build ever!

I am purchasing 2 DELL u2717d 1440p monitors. what I plan to do:
  • I WILL NOT be gaming
  • Purely for video editing and browsing
  • Occasional movie watching
  • All I want is minimum lag when I start up my computer and when I edit videos
Thank you all who come to help me in this thread. It is greatly appreciated. :)

DUAL monitor link:
https://www.dell.com/ae/business/p/dell-u2717d-monitor/pd
 

WildCard999

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Those monitors are fine, as for minimum lag, slow startup & editing depends on your PC specs. If you don't have a SSD I'd highly recommend getting one and putting your OS onto it. Editing videos takes a decent CPU although for editing videos have you considered a 21:9 or 32:9 ratio monitor instead of two 16:9's?

Also welcome to the forum!
 
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Thank you so much for the response!!

I actually have nothing for a PC yet. My main question is what I should get for all the parts. It’s a lot to ask but I’ve come here to get advice from the knowledgeable like you!

All I have is the monitors and want to know what parts I should get to make these dual monitors run smoothly (no gaming planned). Thanks!
 

WildCard999

Polypheme
Herald
Thank you so much for the response!!

I actually have nothing for a PC yet. My main question is what I should get for all the parts. It’s a lot to ask but I’ve come here to get advice from the knowledgeable like you!

All I have is the monitors and want to know what parts I should get to make these dual monitors run smoothly (no gaming planned). Thanks!
For video editing/your use I'd build something like this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB D5 Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake - Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($38.56 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $653.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-27 12:56 EST-0500


The GTX 1050 supports HDMI/DP which both displays also support.
 
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Oh wow!! Literally exactly the type of response I’m looking for. You are a savior!!
I’ll be diving into this tonight and might purchase all of these parts. I might have a few questions if that’s ok. Thank you so much Wildcard!!!!!

For anyone else that has similar or opposing opinions please feel free to share.
 

WildCard999

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Your welcome!

For your editing your using Adobe correct? The reason I asks is for around the same price you can get a AMD RX 570 4gb which is a better video card however apparently Adobe works better with Nvidia then it does AMD on the graphics card.
 

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