Question Time to upgrade DIY system. Need some advice. Light video editing user, minimal gaming

Mar 30, 2022
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Ready to start from scratch. I'd like to stay around the $1,000-1,200 range, keep my GeForce GTX 1050 Ti if its worth doing so. Can't seem to get a smooth 4k playback. I do some home movie editing, so 32 ram? Minimal gaming. I've build many DIY systems in the past buy I'm really rusty - it's been 5 years since I put one together. This is an estate sale find that I upgraded the Graphics card and RAM a few years back. Is NewEgg and Amazon the way to buy parts? Any help is appreciated.

Current system from Speccy:

Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU AMD A6-7400K Kaveri 28nm Technology
RAM 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 804MHz (11-11-11-28)
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. F2A68HM-HD2 (P0)
Graphics 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (MSI) using a 2 yr old HISENSE (4096x2160@60Hz)
Storage 465GB PNY CS900 500GB SSD ATA Device (SATA (SSD))
2794GB Western Digital WD My Passport 25E1 USB Device (USB (SATA) )
Optical Drives HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40 ATA Device
Audio NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Power Standard 650 w

Approximate Purchase Date: January 2017

Budget Range: Ideally less than $1,200 (tower only, not monitor or speakers)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light video editing, home and work based PC

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Anything that makes sense

Do you need to buy OS: Rather transfer old Win 10 over with existing SSD

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg, Amazon for parts.

Location: Flint, MD

Parts Preferences: No pref

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 4K HiSense TV, 2 yrs old

Additional Comments:

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Lagging 4k video, thinking that I will see a big difference upgrading at this time.
 
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logainofhades

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A bit over $1200, but if you do have a Microcenter nearby, you can probably bring the price down some. You can remove the GPU, and get one later. Prices are starting to drop, so hopefully they will be more reasonably priced soon.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-12700 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4 Micro ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Silicon Power GAMING 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($109.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Team MP34 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 6600 8 GB EAGLE Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool MATREXX 40 3FS MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1216.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-03-30 16:39 EDT-0400
 

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