Affordable Computer Build For Photographers and Videographers

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In this video Lee Morris from teaches you how to build an affordable PC from scratch with the following components. Intel Core i5-9600k, Hyper 212 Evo, MSI A390-A, Vengeance LPX 32GB, Samsung 970 Evo 1TB M.2, Geforce GTX 1070 8GB, NZXT H500,
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  1. David Watts on December 17, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Certainly a lot nicer than the build video I managed, I even forgot to put the I/O shield in 🤣 also I didn’t have that kind of a budget.

  2. Callum Thurgar on December 17, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Love this video, looks like a good system, Lee/Patrick, if your reading this you might just want to make a quick correction on the blog post, motherboard is in as A390A rather than Z390A, Love the channel and keep it up

  3. SteelBustingBiker on December 17, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial.
    One question…and extra storage SSD or Mini hard drive? Where and how?

  4. Oscar Ntege on December 17, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Excellent video,definitely giving me hints for my next photography tutorial and photoshoot!👌

  5. Nykraft Le Magnifique ! on December 17, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Seriously ?! Is that you call an affordable PC for video editing and photographer ?! So why put an expansive 500 dollars GPU ?! No need of that ! Just a basic GPU card and will the money you save on it, you put an I7 or I9 ! Power Supply at 100 dollars ?! Affordable ?! It’s a joke ! You can find same power for PSU (600/700W) for 50-60 dollars ! Case is okay … Ram is okay, Motherboard is okay (seems good choice for the price but we can save money for model sell to 70-80 dollars … but it’s okay !) but SSD at 1TB for more 100 dollars ?! NO WAY ! A little 256Go SSD (50 dollars) to install OS and some program, you just have the place to made your work (video editing/photo) but for stocking data, an old good HDD at 2TB or more is good and really affordable today ! The most important thing for video editing / photographer is CPU POWER ! And it’s prove that AMD with high end Ryzen made a great work ! No need of a good GPU for that, only if you want to play in 1440P120 in ultra or 4K ! Save money for all the rest but put the max you can on CPU/RAM with good motherboard and you can have a good affordable PC for that ! But here there are too many parts we don’t need or are too high price ! Just my poor opinion ! Sorry for my horrible english !

  6. JuanMTech on December 17, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Omg. Lol. It reminded me to The verge build video

  7. TRAP BUZZ on December 17, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Bro I m doing GRAPHICS designing , which computer I use

  8. tom martin on December 17, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Where did you get the magnetic card reader? Thank you!

  9. Daniel Stewart on December 17, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I still find it strange now that GPU acceleration is much more common in photo and video editing software and yet the recommended/supported cards are designed for gaming not workstation cards which are designed for productivity. That always struck me as weird.

  10. john tokarz on December 17, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Am i right in thinking the 212 evo connector plugs into CPU fan 1 at the top of the 390 motherboard. Please help.

  11. Stories by freeze on December 17, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Its true for Adobe premiere pro cc configuration to do best editing works

  12. Kenny on December 17, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Huh i got 1070 TI for 100 second hand, Quote from the seller "My son grade is falling so i decided to sold his graphic card, first come, first serve". Poor kid.

  13. Kenny on December 17, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    I5 9600K is trash, I7 8700K is better than that I5, may aswell go with ryzen than the i5 9600K.

  14. activeNerve on December 17, 2020 at 4:57 pm

  15. Rafael Alves on December 17, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    my dream pc even in 2020 but maybe with a ryzen now

  16. Dihelson Mendonca on December 17, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    *PLEASE HELP* – Can someone tell me if I use an AMD 3900x or even a 3950x ( 16 core CPU ), the difference in performance for Adobe Premiere and After Effects ( Scrubbing and render time ) would be huge, or just a little better with the same GPU card or even with an RTX 2080 ? We know that Adobe Premiere depends much of Cuda Cores, and RTX 2080ti has the double cuda cores from 2080 not TI. So, what do you think ? Would it be a huge difference in performance changing from this CPU to an AMD cpu ? I´d like to build the best Adobe Premiere and After Effects machine possible. I work with video creation. Thanks !

  17. Daniel on December 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    only 1200 lol

  18. Ronan Doherty on December 17, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Fantastic video. Makes building a pc seem possible to someone like me. What about grounding and static buildup whilst building though?

  19. Stephen Koziol on December 17, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Fstoppers Seeing how the motherboard doesn’t come with wifi, what brand/configuration would you recommend for this quality build??

  20. Paul Stuart on December 17, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Great video. I am looking to build a pc for photo editing but also require a USB type C port. What would you suggest for a motherboard to suit this requirement? Thanks.

  21. Yonttely Dominguez on December 17, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Can i use a I7 processor instead of a I5?

  22. Maafy Blacking on December 17, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    you put the cpu cooler the wrong way bro…funny

  23. Manuel Figueroa III on December 17, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks I could do the built what worries me is the programming. Great video.

  24. Todd Seroka on December 17, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Outstanding video! Perfect amount of info. Thanks!

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  26. slightlyNSFW on December 17, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    proud of you dude! you did better than The Verge! lmfao!

  27. The Rookie Fisherman on December 17, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Hey, guys so these specs are no good for Photoshop? NOT VIDEO EDITING JUST PHOTOSHOP& LIGHTROOM.
    Windows 10 operating system

    Windows 10
    9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9700F processor

    Powerful eight-core, eight-way processing performance.

    16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming

    Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.

    1TB hard drive and 240GB solid-state drive (SSD) for a blend of storage space and speed

    The hard drive provides ample storage, while the SSD delivers faster start-up times and data access.

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics

    Driven by 6GB dedicated video memory to quickly render high-quality images for videos and games.

    Side Panel LCD Display

    The Snowblind panel is equipped with a fully customizable 1280×1024 resolution transparent LCD display.

    4 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

    Also includes 2 USB 2.0 ports to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

  28. Samrat Kundu on December 17, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    i5 9600k or i7 8700 for more future proof!?
    For Motherboard ASUS ROG B365

  29. Mason J. McFadden on December 17, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    “We never max out at 32gbs of ram” like a bare minimum. Then Linus does so much more on16gb

  30. Ulysses Alcantara on December 17, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    PC of the Batman

  31. Nez D on December 17, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    CPU single core performance is almost AS important as multi core performance for creators as some processes/effects are tied to single core performance and can’t take advantage of a 10, 12, 16 core setup. So, faster clocked 6-core 4.6 is more efficient than 8-core at 3.8 I believe!

  32. Dihelson Mendonca on December 17, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I saw in many reviews that multiple cores, above 6 cores, do almost nothing for Adobe Premiere, nor above 32Gb ram also. But AP ( Adobe Premiere ) likes good GeForce cards due to the Cuda cores and CPU clock high speeds. So, you can really use an old computer. My 6 year old computer 4 core i7 2600k @ 4.6Ghz is doing really fine on Adobe Premiere.

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  34. Saif Khan on December 17, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    New to this whole PC build thing. I am in marketing and do a lot of content creating in Photoshop/illustrator. I sometimes venture into video editing, but very minimal. I have decided to go with a i7-8500k. What I am having a hard time deciding is which motherboard to go with. This will be a minimal build. If you have any mini-itx or macro-atx recommendations that are < $200~ would be very helpful.

  35. Fernando Segobia on December 17, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Is their a website that will build this for me I’m a amateur and don’t want to mess up

  36. Gary Askew on December 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Hey lee i built this pc, and it wont power on? Any thought what it could be

  37. BarryBarryPix on December 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Between this video and the monitor recommendations from the Improve Photography podcast I’m about to have a pretty frickin sweet system. Thanks!

  38. Joseph Manoj K on December 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    1200 is extravagant

  39. Shawn Cope on December 17, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Wouldnt ram go in a1 b1 starting farthest from the cpu? Not familiar with this Mobo though

  40. Tom K on December 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    super helpful, thanks guys

  41. Sebastian Fasiang on December 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    smears the thermal paste…. imma head out

  42. Emmanuel Gallardo on December 17, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    In just $1000 i got a ryzen 7 2700 with nvme ssd around 256gb and 1tb of hdd. And rx580 8gb. That intel build is very expensive thou

  43. The Rookie Fisherman on December 17, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    Keep up the good work. You are the only one that will build a budget desktop for people that can’t afford those expensive builds and still it will do the job however I think that a good graphics card comes in play in the use of the 4K monitors. I would love to see you do some editing on those 4K and see if all the tools on Photoshop/Lightroom will work. THANKS

  44. Technology Nerd on December 17, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t think this computer would be good for adobe premiere pro
    Specs I recommend
    -Core i7 9700k
    -Water cooled CPU
    -750w power supply

    everything else is fine. This should be a $1800 build if you want to add $600 but, good specs that will last a couple of years is a quality computer.

  45. John Michael Oculares on December 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    can you try to build an AMD unit with rx580 or 590 graphics and do some comparison with this intel based builds you have. let us know what build works better on editing jobs. thank you.

  46. Bryton Massie on December 17, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    If you selected a Ryzen 5 3600 you can save $55 plus what ever the MB costs, plus better specs. You can get a GTX 1070 for about $200 on craigslist, or you could get a 1660 Super which is slightly faster and much better for $30 more.

  47. Hugh Mc Comb on December 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Have watched several times before ordering components but am using Z390 Gaming Plus Motherboard, i5-9700KF – 3.7GHz, MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB VENTUS XS OC, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500 GB NVMe M.2 Internal SSD & Corsair RM750, RM Series, 80 Plus Gold Certified, 750 W Fully Modular ATX Power Supply – Black. Best Set up Video on the internet. Love your other Fstoppers Tutorials. Keep up the good work. Age 79 and counting.

  48. Nifty Fifty Camping adventures, and gear reviews. on December 17, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks for the heads up. Just priced all these components on , It came to $832USD With shipping.And the power supply was the slightly better EVGA 750 GQ 80+ GOLD model. I just went ahead and made the order..Minus the graphics card.I Got a Zotac GeForce GTX 1070Ti 4G for a additional $65USD Grand total..$895USD… Happy with that at under 900 bucks including shipping… Thanks for the info. My wife hates you.. Lol..

  49. Jerson Ambion on December 17, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    this man look & sound like Murr off Impractical Jokers

  50. Dihelson Mendonca on December 17, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    I own 2 identical machines, unless for the graphics card, the one with a GeForce 780 runs Adobe Premiere really fast, but the one with an old AMD card is so slow that it´s almost impossible to use on the same project. CPUs are identical and runs at the same clock, and SSDs also.