Affordable Computer Build For Photographers and Videographers

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. JR HILL on May 22, 2021 at 4:20 am

    Would this video card work for just doing any Dyna photography and videography? MSI Computer Video Graphic Cards GeForce GTX 1050 TI GAMING X 4G, 4GB

  2. Dihelson Mendonca on May 22, 2021 at 4:21 am

    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.

  3. Paul Stuart on May 22, 2021 at 4:23 am

    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.

  4. Rafael Alves on May 22, 2021 at 4:24 am

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

  5. hallercory on May 22, 2021 at 4:25 am

    Man, this felt like a presentation from a student who has to read their PowerPoint because they didn’t study.

  6. Saif Khan on May 22, 2021 at 4:27 am

    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.

  7. TRAP BUZZ on May 22, 2021 at 4:29 am

    Bro I m doing GRAPHICS designing , which computer I use

  8. Emmanuel Gallardo on May 22, 2021 at 4:30 am

    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

  9. Manuel Figueroa III on May 22, 2021 at 4:31 am

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

  10. Shawn Cope on May 22, 2021 at 4:33 am

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

  11. The Rookie Fisherman on May 22, 2021 at 4:34 am

    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

  12. Callum Thurgar on May 22, 2021 at 4:36 am

    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

  13. SteelBustingBiker on May 22, 2021 at 4:37 am

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

  14. Gary Askew on May 22, 2021 at 4:38 am

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

  15. Oscar Ntege on May 22, 2021 at 4:38 am

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

  16. Steve Barr on May 22, 2021 at 4:38 am

    Thanks for the good video and info.

  17. Nykraft Le Magnifique ! on May 22, 2021 at 4:39 am

    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 !

  18. Technology Nerd on May 22, 2021 at 4:39 am

    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.

  19. Dihelson Mendonca on May 22, 2021 at 4:45 am

    *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 !

  20. Dihelson Mendonca on May 22, 2021 at 4:46 am

    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.

  21. brewbacca on May 22, 2021 at 4:46 am

    I can’t tell if he’s giving me tips on building a computer or going start telling me how to improve my gold swing.. And I don’t play golf

  22. Mason J. McFadden on May 22, 2021 at 4:46 am

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

  23. tom martin on May 22, 2021 at 4:50 am

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

  24. BarryBarryPix on May 22, 2021 at 4:51 am

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

  25. Joseph Manoj K on May 22, 2021 at 4:52 am

    1200 is extravagant

  26. Stories by freeze on May 22, 2021 at 4:52 am

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

  27. Sebastian Fasiang on May 22, 2021 at 4:54 am

    smears the thermal paste…. imma head out

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  29. Bryton Massie on May 22, 2021 at 4:57 am

    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.

  30. Tom K on May 22, 2021 at 4:57 am

    super helpful, thanks guys

  31. Ronan D on May 22, 2021 at 4:58 am

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

  32. Fernando Segobia on May 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

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

  33. Samrat Kundu on May 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

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

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  35. Daniel Stewart on May 22, 2021 at 5:04 am

    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.

  36. Maafy Blacking on May 22, 2021 at 5:04 am

    you put the cpu cooler the wrong way bro…funny

  37. The Rookie Fisherman on May 22, 2021 at 5:05 am

    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).

  38. Kenny on May 22, 2021 at 5:05 am

    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.

  39. Hugh Mc Comb on May 22, 2021 at 5:07 am

    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.

  40. Yonttely Dominguez on May 22, 2021 at 5:08 am

    Can i use a I7 processor instead of a I5?

  41. Daniel O on May 22, 2021 at 5:08 am

    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!

  42. Sanjay P on May 22, 2021 at 5:09 am

    1200 dollars is not affordable

  43. Stephen Koziol on May 22, 2021 at 5:10 am

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

  44. Ulysses Alcantara on May 22, 2021 at 5:13 am

    PC of the Batman

  45. T is for Timur on May 22, 2021 at 5:13 am

    This is a newb question – I can buy a pc for this amount. I’m guessing that the difference is that I can continue upgrading my gear over the years bit by bit?m for way less instead of just forming out £1200 for a Mac every 7?

  46. john tokarz on May 22, 2021 at 5:14 am

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

  47. Todd Seroka on May 22, 2021 at 5:16 am

    Outstanding video! Perfect amount of info. Thanks!

  48. Daniel on May 22, 2021 at 5:16 am

    only 1200 lol

  49. Jerson Ambion on May 22, 2021 at 5:17 am

    this man look & sound like Murr off Impractical Jokers

  50. activeNerve on May 22, 2021 at 5:17 am