Anyone who works with video either professionally or as a hobby will need more power and disk space than the typical pre-built PC provides. Video editing is one of the most intensive processes you will do on your computer, especially if you’re working in 4K or higher resolutions.
Pre-built MacOS systems are a popular choice for video editing, but you’ll get a lot more for your money if you opt for a custom-built PC. Custom building a workstation for video editing also offers benefits such as easier upgrades and better cooling systems during video processing and other intensive tasks.
Building a Custom Video Editing PC
We can help you design the perfect custom PC for editing video with software including:
- Final Cut Pro
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe After Effects
- Corel VideoStudio Ultimate
- DaVinci Resolve
- And others…
Trying to edit video on a PC that’s not built for the task is a slow and frustrating experience. We’ll design you a custom video editing PC that’s built for speed and power.
Before getting started on designing your video editing workstation, we’ll have a consultation with you to find out more about the software you use, what sort of video editing you do.
We have a selection of CPUs and video cards that we recommend for video editing, and we’ll talk you through the best options for you depending on your workflow and budget. We’ll also make sure you have enough RAM and storage space for all your video needs, along with setting up your system for easy upgrades in the future.
How much does a video editing workstation cost?
Essentially, you can spend as much or as little as you want on your custom PC for video editing. Obviously, the higher your budget, the higher the spec of PC you’ll be able to build. If you’re on a tight budget, we can build an entry-level video editing PC for $500 or less. At the top end, if you have $2,000 or more to spend, we can create a truly high-end machine that you won’t need to upgrade for years.
Is 32GB RAM overkill for video editing?
32GB is a good amount of RAM to aim for if you’ll be doing 4K video editing on your PC. If you’re editing in lower resolutions, 16GB should be enough if you’re on a tight budget.
Is video editing CPU or GPU-intensive?
The CPU does most of the work when you’re processing videos and doing other video editing tasks on your PC. However, video editing software does rely more on the GPU for certain graphical processing tasks such as blurring, scaling, and color grading.
Is Intel or AMD better for video editing?
AMD and Intel both produce high-quality processors suitable for a range of budgets and purposes. We’ll advise you on the best CPU for your personal needs and budget.
IS 500GB SSD enough for video editing?
Video files take up a lot of disk space, particularly in high resolution. It’s recommended to have at least a 1TB drive, but more space is always better if you can afford it. If you store your projects on a separate external drive, a 500GB SSD should be sufficient for the cache files created by video editing software.