Question Video Editing PC Build


Dec 16, 2016

I am putting together a pc build for my brother to do video editing as a side income/business. I wanted to get opinions on if the build I have created will do the job of creating quality 1080p videos. Below is the build list

I also have a question about Windows 10 if someone is able to answer that question. If my brother had a windows account on a laptop that had Windows 8 but then upgraded it/downloaded windows 10 on to that laptop, will Windows 10 still need to be bought or does his Windows account have multiple downloads of Windows 10?

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond!
That Windows account is tied to the laptop and probably won't work with the new PC. However you can get Windows cheap...,5717.html

Modified the build with better parts...

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor | $199.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard | Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $94.99 @ B&H
Memory | Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory | $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Crucial P2 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $104.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | Asus GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB Phoenix OC Video Card | $229.99 @ B&H
Case | DIYPC Zondda ATX Mid Tower Case | $39.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $64.94 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $806.87
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-27 16:57 EDT-0400 |


Saldy, if the laptop came with Windows 8 preinstalled, almost 100% sure OEM version, that Windows is tied to that laptop. Even if he made the update to Windows 10, that Windows 10 will still be locked to that particular laptop.

Windows (hotmail/outlook) accounts are somehow related to Windows Activation but not in the way you think.

You can download the official Windows 10 "media creation tool" from Microsoft: You will be able to pick the between 32/64 bits, language, etc.

Using the tool you will create an installation drive (need at least a 8GB USB drive), once you run the installation you can choose to instal Windows Home or Profesional.

You can use Windows without activation, not the complete best/experience, but still get the updates, and almost anything working, is just that some parts of the system won't be enable for you to play with. And after some time, I think is 30 days, you will get a watermark on the right side of the screen telling you Windows need to be activated.

This is what I would do, a bit more expensive, but if you are making money editing videos, the 3600X its worth it the few extra dollars, and the extra drive it will be usefull for the cache, your media files, etc.:

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.09 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($94.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($59.68 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card ($204.99 @ B&H)
Case: DIYPC Zondda ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $861.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-27 17:27 EDT-0400
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