AdviceBuilding my first PC for editingPosted:

Chintan_Gohel
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Hi, I'm from Kenya and I have been thinking of building my own PC for photo and video editing. Locally most PCs are over priced or just not available in the configuration I want

I would be sourcing for parts from USA through Amazon and other sites

I however have no experience with building pcs and I would appreciate any advice on the process, from choosing the right parts to sourcing them to assembling them

What is your budget and currency?
For the whole setup, I can go to a max of 1500 USD - I'll consider prices in USD since I am getting nearly all the parts from USA

What will you use the PC for?

I'll use it for photo and video editing

The software I will be using are:
    Darktable
    Affinity photo
    Davinci Resolve
    Active presenter
    The usual software such as MS office, Firefox, etc



Do you need a monitor? If not, what monitor(s) will you be using?
I will need this also - however, I might get this locally since shipping a heavy screen will cost a lot - but if I can't find it locally, then I will have to consider buying it from USA


Do you need a keyboard, mouse, or other peripherals?


I can get these locally

Do you need an operating system?

I will get Windows online

Will you overclock?

This is something I don't know if it helps for editing - if I can still do the same tasks without overclocking and it saves on cost, then I will definitely choose that


Anything else we should know?


I tried building one using pc part picker but I'm not sure if this is a good setup or not. The total cost for the items below is already around 1150USD and I haven't added the case, screen, accessories, Windows and office. If there is a way to get the cost down, I would appreciate if I can be guided - maybe choosing a different processor?

    Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
    Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card
    EVGA BR 700 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
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