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Advice for First PC for Gaming and Video Editing?

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#1 WeAreWalrus


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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:33 PM

I'm looking to buy my first PC ever. I need it to be able to run games at a decent rate, while also being able to record as well as edit video. My budget is around $1300. I don't plan on building one myself as I just don't have the knowledge to bother with it, so I plan getting one from a website like Newegg or Cyberpowerpc. This is what I've come up with so far:

CAS: IN WIN 303 Mid Tower High Air Flow Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass Full Size Window (Black Color)

CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i5-6600K 3.50GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Skylake)

CS_FAN: Default case fans

FAN: Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Cooling Performance (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

HDD: 120GB SanDisk Z410 SSD + 2TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive)

IUSB: Internal USB 3.0 4-Port Hub

MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4/2800MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1)

MOTHERBOARD: * ASUS Z170-PRO GAMING ATX w/ USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 1 SATA Express, 4 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2

OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready


VIDEO: GeForce® GTX 950 2GB GDDR5 (Maxwell) (Single Card)
WNC: TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Card

Any advice on this set up? Its performance for video editing and recording is more important than its gaming performance.

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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 03:32 AM

CPU: depending on software, you likely have use for more than 4 cores. Even AMD FX is faster than i5-6600K on many cases and is much cheaper.

FAN: I don't recommend liquid cooler if not overclocking

HDD: 120GB SSD is small

Motherboard: Overclocking motherboard and no overclocking, that's waste of money

PSU: Because they are not telling which PSU, it's probably low quality crap

Cannot see operating system.

There's much room for improvement.

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