Question PC build for video editing in Premiere Pro

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Hello everyone!

I am trying to build a PC, mainly for simple video editing (basic cuts and color correction) in premiere and after effects.
Not a gamer but would love if I could play some of the Assasin's Creed series games as well.
As for budget - I would love to stick around €750 max.
I don't mind intel or AMD, but from my research I found out, that Ryzen 5 5600G could be my best shot.

I tried to put together something, however, I have a feeling, that I may have chosen some parts, which aren't really good in price/performance.
I have two monitors, with hdmi and DP. I will be using wi-fi, so not sure, is it better to have it in motherboard, or buy a usb dongle? I really love that case, so that should stay.

So my question is - does this build look any good in price/performance? If not, which parts could be replaced?

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (6C/12T, 3.90 GHz, 16MB Cache, Vega 7, 65W) (€ 206,13)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) (€ 219,00)
Memory: Kingston 32GB, DDR4, 3000MHz, CL15, Kit of 4, Fury Renegade Black (€ 130,24)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 512GB, M.2 (2280) (€ 75,00)
Video Card: none
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 550W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 72,98)
Total: € 768,49

This is the website I will be purchasing from (it's in english)

Any comments appreciated!
 
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Everything is pretty decent for a cheap build, but this won't be playing any of the newer assassin's creed titles at 1080p at 60FPS. It will definitely chug. You can try getting a cheap 1660 for your GPU, and get a cheaper 3000 series CPU.
Also your motherboard, an x570 which is not your average budget board, you can pick an x470 or even B550 motherboard if you want to save a few bucks. An x570 are mainly for people who want the best stability with their power, such as overclockers. I assume you definitely don't plan on doing that.
And as for wifi, if your motherboard comes with a wifi antenna, it should be fine, if not you can always buy a cheap one online, it should work fine. I used it for a bit from my main PC to my home server for video editing, worked fine, very little lag. The router was about 20 ft away through a wall too.
 

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Why Premier Pro?

There are a number of low cost or free alternatives, that will do just fine for "simple video editing (basic cuts and color correction) "

The money otherwise devoted to a Premier Pro license could go to better hardware.
 

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You might consider going with a less expensive motherboard. I'll use this one for an example.

https://www.dateks.lv/en/cenas/sistemplates-amd-procesoriem/708387-asus-tuf-gaming-b550m-e-wifi
Asus TUF GAMING B550M-E WIFI €165.51

 
Hello everyone!

I am trying to build a PC, mainly for simple video editing (basic cuts and color correction) in premiere and after effects.
Not a gamer but would love if I could play some of the Assasin's Creed series games as well.
As for budget - I would love to stick around €750 max.
I don't mind intel or AMD, but from my research I found out, that Ryzen 5 5600G could be my best shot.

I tried to put together something, however, I have a feeling, that I may have chosen some parts, which aren't really good in price/performance.
I have two monitors, with hdmi and DP. I will be using wi-fi, so not sure, is it better to have it in motherboard, or buy a usb dongle? I really love that case, so that should stay.

So my question is - does this build look any good in price/performance? If not, which parts could be replaced?

CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (6C/12T, 3.90 GHz, 16MB Cache, Vega 7, 65W) (€ 206,13)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) (€ 219,00)
Memory: Kingston 32GB, DDR4, 3000MHz, CL15, Kit of 4, Fury Renegade Black (€ 130,24)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 512GB, M.2 (2280) (€ 75,00)
Video Card: none
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 550W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 72,98)
Total: € 768,49

This is the website I will be purchasing from (it's in english)

Any comments appreciated!
Check the price of a 2x16GB ram kit.

If you can bump out to 3200 or 3600 it might help the igp a little.
 
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Alright guys, thank you all for your answers. As for the Premiere - I have a subscription available, which is paid by my work place.
I Realize, the budget has to be increased, if I want something more decent and it should last for a couple more years.
Therefore a GPU probably has to be added. Then I need to choose between Intel and AMD. I saw on PC BUILDER youtube channel, that Intel with integrated GPU has slightly faster rendering times.
Theoretically I can bump up my budget to € 1300 (but I rather keep it lower) and just say goodbye to a lens for my camera (for some time).
Do any of these options look OKAY now for editing and some minor gaming @ 1080p?

Is there anything that is overpriced here and not really necessary?
I won't be doing any OC stuff.

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400 (6C/12T, 2.50 GHz, 18MB Cache, LGA1700, 65W), TRAY (€ 223,89)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B660M-PLUS WIFI D4 (€ 215,03)
Memory: Kingston 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2, Fury Beast Black (€ 81,88 ) - I will increase to 32 if I feel the need for it, but a couple of months later then.
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 512GB, M.2 (2280) (€ 75,00)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 6600, 8GB GDDR6, Dual (€ 365,56)
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 650W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 90,91)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK400 (€ 44,78)
OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Home, 64bit, English, Retail (USB) (€ 142,67) - I realized, OEM cannot be transferred, so I rather buy a Retail version.
Total: € 1304,86

or

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (6C/12T, 3.70 GHz, 32MB Cache, 65W) (€ 235,44)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-E WIFI (€ 165,51)
Memory: Kingston 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2, Fury Beast Black (€ 81,88 ) - I will increase to 32 if I feel the need for it, but a couple of months later then.
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 512GB, M.2 (2280) (€ 75,00)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 6600, 8GB GDDR6, Dual (€ 365,56)
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 650W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 90,91)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK400 (€ 44,78)
OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Home, 64bit, English, Retail (USB) (€ 142,67) - I realized, OEM cannot be transferred, so I rather buy a Retail version.
Total: € 1266,89
 

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Premier Pro - If paid for by your employer, OK. I only asked, because too many people think that is the ONLY tool to edit videos. Ignoring the free or low cost options.

Storage - Something other than ADATA. We see far too many fails with those here.
Also, if that is to be the only drive, it really needs to be larger than 500/512GB.
 
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Premier Pro - If paid for by your employer, OK. I only asked, because too many people think that is the ONLY tool to edit videos. Ignoring the free or low cost options.

Storage - Something other than ADATA. We see far too many fails with those here.
Also, if that is to be the only drive, it really needs to be larger than 500/512GB.
Thanks! I will look for other SSD options. I have two 2TB external Western Digital hard drives, where I store lots of photos and video files.
But still I need to decide to go Intel or Amd.

Just for information, my current outdated PC is:
CPU: AMD FX-Series FX-6300 AM3+ BOX
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P
Memory: Corsair DDR3, 8 GB, 1600 MHz
Storage: Western Digital CAVIAR Blue 1TB SATA 7200RPM 64MB
Video card: Gigabyte AMD/ATI Radeon HD7770 1GB GDDR5 PCIE
Case: Cooler Master Midi Tower Elite 310
Power Supply: Chieftec GPS ATX2.3 80+ 500W 120 mm
 

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Alright guys, thank you all for your answers. As for the Premiere - I have a subscription available, which is paid by my work place.
I Realize, the budget has to be increased, if I want something more decent and it should last for a couple more years.
Therefore a GPU probably has to be added. Then I need to choose between Intel and AMD. I saw on PC BUILDER youtube channel, that Intel with integrated GPU has slightly faster rendering times.
Theoretically I can bump up my budget to € 1300 (but I rather keep it lower) and just say goodbye to a lens for my camera (for some time).
Do any of these options look OKAY now for editing and some minor gaming @ 1080p?

Is there anything that is overpriced here and not really necessary?
I won't be doing any OC stuff.

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400 (6C/12T, 2.50 GHz, 18MB Cache, LGA1700, 65W), TRAY (€ 223,89)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B660M-PLUS WIFI D4 (€ 215,03)
Memory: Kingston 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2, Fury Beast Black (€ 81,88 ) - I will increase to 32 if I feel the need for it, but a couple of months later then.
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 512GB, M.2 (2280) (€ 75,00)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 6600, 8GB GDDR6, Dual (€ 365,56)
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 650W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 90,91)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK400 (€ 44,78)
OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Home, 64bit, English, Retail (USB) (€ 142,67) - I realized, OEM cannot be transferred, so I rather buy a Retail version.
Total: € 1304,86

or

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (6C/12T, 3.70 GHz, 32MB Cache, 65W) (€ 235,44)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING B550M-E WIFI (€ 165,51)
Memory: Kingston 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2, Fury Beast Black (€ 81,88 ) - I will increase to 32 if I feel the need for it, but a couple of months later then.
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 512GB, M.2 (2280) (€ 75,00)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 6600, 8GB GDDR6, Dual (€ 365,56)
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 650W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 90,91)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK400 (€ 44,78)
OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Home, 64bit, English, Retail (USB) (€ 142,67) - I realized, OEM cannot be transferred, so I rather buy a Retail version.
Total: € 1266,89
For the Intel build, I would pick an MSI PRO B660M-A or Tomahawk. They are excellent and shouldn't cost more than 150€. I would never, ever pay that much for a B-series board when good Z690 boards are already available for 190€. With the Pro B660, it would be cheaper than the 5600X... and slightly stronger at the same time.
 
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For the Intel build, I would pick an MSI PRO B660M-A or Tomahawk. They are excellent and shouldn't cost more than 150€. I would never, ever pay that much for a B-series board when good Z690 boards are already available for 190€. With the Pro B660, it would be cheaper than the 5600X... and slightly stronger at the same time.
Thanks, but where I live both are pretty expensive anyways.
For example - MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 (185.35 €), but yeah, still €30 cheaper.
But if I'd go with 3600X, I would probably take the MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI (185,51 €) instead of that Asus TUF GAMING B550M-E WIFI (€ 165,51), only because of the usb-c port.

So, after updating some parts, it all gets down to this - and still, I cannot really decide.
What bothers me with AMD is that if I choose this path, since AM5 soon will be released there won't be much of an upgrade path in the future? Am I right or talking nonsense?
I marked in green the parts that are identical in both setups.

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400 (6C/12T, 2.50 GHz, 18MB Cache, (229,50 €)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 (€ 185,35)
Memory: Kingston 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2, Fury Beast Black (€ 81,88 )
Storage: Western Digital Black SN750, 500GB (€ 80,03)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 6600, 8GB GDDR6, Dual (€ 365,56)
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 650W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 90,91)

Total: € 1098,37

or

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (6C/12T, 3.70 GHz, 32MB Cache, 65W) (€ 235,44)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI (€ 185,51)
Memory: Kingston 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2, Fury Beast Black (€ 81,88 )
Storage: Western Digital Black SN750, 500GB (€ 80,03)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 6600, 8GB GDDR6, Dual (€ 365,56)
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 650W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 90,91)

Total: € 1104,47

I left the OS price outside.
 
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Thanks, but where I live both are pretty expensive anyways.
For example - MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 (185.35 €), but yeah, still €30 cheaper.
But if I'd go with 3600X, I would probably take the MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI (185,51 €) instead of that Asus TUF GAMING B550M-E WIFI (€ 165,51), only because of the usb-c port.

So, after updating some parts, it all gets down to this - and still, I cannot really decide.
What bothers me with AMD is that if I choose this path, since AM5 soon will be released there won't be much of an upgrade path in the future? Am I right or talking nonsense?
I marked in green the parts that are identical in both setups.

CPU: Intel Core i5-12400 (6C/12T, 2.50 GHz, 18MB Cache, LGA1700, 65W), TRAY (€ 223,89)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A WIFI DDR4 (€ 185,35)
Memory: Kingston 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2, Fury Beast Black (€ 81,88 )
Storage: Western Digital Black SN750, 500GB (€ 80,03)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 6600, 8GB GDDR6, Dual (€ 365,56)
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 650W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 90,91)

CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK400 (€ 44,78)
Total: € 1137,54

or

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X (6C/12T, 3.70 GHz, 32MB Cache, 65W) (€ 235,44)
Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M MORTAR WIFI (€ 185,51)
Memory: Kingston 16GB, DDR4, 3200MHz, CL16, Kit of 2, Fury Beast Black (€ 81,88 )
Storage: Western Digital Black SN750, 500GB (€ 80,03)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 6600, 8GB GDDR6, Dual (€ 365,56)
Case: Jonsbo C5, Tempered Glass, Silver (€ 65,14)
Power Supply: Seasonic G12-GC, 650W, 80PLUS Gold (€ 90,91)

CPU Cooler: I can probably stick with the stock one?
Total: € 1104,47

I left the OS price outside.
Personally, the 12400 would be worth it for me. Especially with gaming, and Adobe Premiere performance being a wash between the two. But the 12400 is the better chip overall.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i5-12400-review

Btw, the stock Intel cooler should be able to cool that CPU just fine, just as the AMD stock cooler would the 5600X. It would just get a little louder, probably, and of course the Intel cooler isn't quite as good as aftermarket. But the same applies to the AMD cooler. Meaning, the Intel system would be a bit cheaper again.
 
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Personally, the 12400 would be worth it for me. Especially with gaming, and Adobe Premiere performance being a wash between the two. But the 12400 is the better chip overall.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i5-12400-review

Btw, the stock Intel cooler should be able to cool that CPU just fine, just as the AMD stock cooler would the 5600X. It would just get a little louder, probably, and of course the Intel cooler isn't quite as good as aftermarket. But the same applies to the AMD cooler. Meaning, the Intel system would be a bit cheaper again.
Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't realize, there is a version with stock cooler, just € 6 more. I updated both setups, and now the Intel is a tiny bit cheaper.
I am kinda leaning towards Intel right now as well.
 
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