4K Video Editing PC on a BUDGET

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  1. Joe Lee on February 10, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Not sure what others are thinking but with only $1000 rig and able to edit 4K footages smoothly is really good. Thanks for the information Linus.

  2. Tiger on February 10, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    My 2012 Mac says otherwise

  3. Creepy SK on February 10, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    I mean.. editor had a very good mood today :DDDDDDDDDD

  4. ALAN WALKER on February 10, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks like technical Sagar subtitles 🙏🙏

  5. The Demigod on February 10, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    15:58 this face

  6. Crek Z on February 10, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Team Red, AMD
    Team Green, Nvidia
    Team Blue, Intel

  7. Edgar Banuelos on February 10, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Pretty sure some ahole just bought all the ryzen 5s from Amazon last week

  8. Also Known As Kat! on February 10, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    Yea, I only play Minecraft so

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  10. Mr.chubchubs on February 10, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    I guess my gaming rig is also a video editing rig

  11. Hyper IND on February 10, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    I have the same setup but rx 580 8gb i got this … really good for 4k editing but remember if u add more vfx to a 4k footage then boom

  12. Alhaji Daniel on February 10, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Hello Linus,

    May I please get the information about the keyboard you have up there that is lit in red. I like it….I really, really like it.

  13. DreamySoup on February 10, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    *"Pretty Cool Right?"*

  14. alan connelly on February 10, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Would this build also be good performer for photoshop?

  15. Professor Chaos on February 10, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Can u make a video for best smart editing value for buck pc 2021 version pls

  16. Rebeca Rivas Antich on February 10, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    How will this setup work for casual gaming??

  17. Pop! Story on February 10, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Linus can you please make this video 2021 updated edition? thanks for your work

  18. Yesine G on February 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    It doesn’t have a CD player, I’m not building this.

  19. Susana Cosette B. on February 10, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    What if I like gaming, editing and music production?

  20. Tiger on February 10, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    My 2011 Mac says otherwise

  21. Stephen Esseenyne on February 10, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    0:52 We’re struggling with that mouse there, friend. Can I suggest a light pen? 🙂

  22. Kurt Anderson on February 10, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    I challenge you to build a networking focused computer. I’m talking wifi cards, I’m talking nics, I’m talking cores, I’m talking, test bed, I’m talking maybe a stack of raspberry pi’s tucked inside and running 247 I’m talking out of band management, I’m talking if you use this idea think about throwing me this system as a kickback I got other ideas too, you need a computer enthusiast who will throw you ideas for parts I’m your guy 🤣 😂 seriously though you do a great job talking about gaming rigs but how about catering to the people working at home? Have you guys made a work from home rig lately? No gpu, do it up, sell some peripherals. AI, haven’t build a rig for those, might not be able to get gpus right now but you can use last gen and talk about what is important. All the kids who want to learn programming what are you doing to support them, you made other Linus’s build but just took his word as for thats what they need, let’s see a pi cluster! Anyways hmu if you wanna chat about computers, I’ll be here wondering if I should get a water bottle

  23. Brian Kaphengst on February 10, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    To all the commenters saying that $1000 is not a budget PC, parts are getting more expensive and editing 4K video takes slightly more expensive parts. Get used to it. If you had the money to buy a 4K camera then you should have done the research(which is what this video is trying to give people) on what kind of PC you need to edit in that resolution. If you cant afford a PC like this then do more research into what you can get away with, with worse performance, for editing in 4K. This video is to show good performance without spending even more money. If they had left the RTX 2060 in the config it would have been even more. And yes $1000 is pretty low budget for 4K editing like some other(intelligent) commenters have pointed out.

  24. zaebis on February 10, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    3600 comments – that’s the sign of gold choice. Approved by higher powers 👍🏻

  25. Naturecall Akbar on February 10, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    one year later, this my guide for pc build

  26. Tim Akers on February 10, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    No render testing or render times? Linus started out the video talking about how you can render a video out on a Raspberry Pi and could take years. But, doesn’t give an actual test later? I only watched this to see how a budget PC would render out a video and how long.

  27. Well Jr on February 10, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    omg who edited this??? i love it

  28. Charles Ball on February 10, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    I have a 1080p Asus laptop, with NVIDIA RTX 2060, ryzen i9 4000 series processor, 8 Cores and 32gb RAM. Do you think i could edit 4k video footage smoothly on video editing software ?

    Obviously i know i have a 1080p screen, but i just want to know if my laptop can handle editing 4k photos/videos.

    any insight would be appreciated, thanks.

  29. Derby Mods on February 10, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Linus: "This 500 Gig"
    *shows 1TB box*
    Me: Visual confusion

  30. snak1ty on February 10, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    "the following footage is actually 7k"


  31. Alexis Antonio on February 10, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    I have the same components, but with ryzen 3 1200. Msi gtx 1650 ddr6. Ram 16gb timetec, but, no 4k monitor, jejeje

  32. Pritesh Ruthun on February 10, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Why can I hear Jian Yang?

  33. James Hunter on February 10, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Can you please provide a bulleted list of these components somewhere?

  34. emmanuel andres jr on February 10, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    finally, a video demo with real time footage and its 4k Thanks for the tips.

  35. Peter Thomson on February 10, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Where can I get this prebuilt?

  36. Denny on February 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    oh no denis

  37. Asaduzzaman Tonmoy on February 10, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    I m a huge fan of your channel bro. I m a freelancer so I want to build a high-quality 4K video editing pc. I use adobe premiere pro, after effects & Davinci resolve. so can you give me a best configuration which will be best for me? I only believe you as a tech boss in this world. Hats off. waiting for your quick response

  38. Eleri Northeast on February 10, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    …this is just my pc. different brand of ram and i have the 3600xt but like. i even have the same case.

  39. Best Channel on February 10, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Can I buy this PC??

  40. Aayush Sharma on February 10, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Make a new video for this with the new CPUs and GPUs plz😭

  41. Jon Wright Music TV on February 10, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Holy hell this wobbly camera effect is nauseating… Guys… NO NEED!

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  43. jubayer ahmed on February 10, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Which one monitor is it ..? Model..?

  44. serbian wolf gaming on February 10, 2021 at 6:12 pm


  45. araconite on February 10, 2021 at 6:14 pm


  46. GiDD on February 10, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Pewdiepie : 720p take it or leave it

  47. AZmmjgrower on February 10, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Would you change this any if you were building it today ?

  48. Well Jr on February 10, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    that is pretty cool, right?

  49. Firkso on February 10, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    If u are indian go for Intel i5 10400f coz ryzen 3600 is too much priced

  50. Captain Nemo on February 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Is it possible to use a workstation gpu such as a quadro or similiar for video editing? I am using my pc as a streaming pc (i7 10700) and do not care to game on it.