I'm a 1st time builder, I want to invest in a pc build powerful enough to handle Adobe Premiere Pro with ease. I don't play any video games or do CGI or 3D work so it doesn't need to be powerful enough to handle that realistically. I need help swapping out parts for less expensive ones, while still getting a good performance out of it. Which parts should I swap out and what do you recommend I replace them with? And what parts could I get rid of all together that may be overkill or unnecessary to bring the cost down?
I've heard I could get away with a quality pc build for under $1,000 (which I would prefer if I could), but I am willing to pay up to $1,500 if it means getting the performance I want out of it. What recommendations do you all have?
I made a custom build, but it's around $1800: here it is...
CPU: Intel - Core i7-12700K Alder Lake 3.6GHz Twelve-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included (($308))
Motherboard: ASRock - Z690 Steel Legend WiFi 6E DDR4 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard (($269.99))
RAM: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMK32GX4M2E3200 - Black (($79.99))
Case: Corsair - Lian Li - Lancool 215 Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black (($89.99))
Video Card: PowerColor - AMD Radeon RX 6600 Fighter Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card (($259.99))
2.5" SSD: Crucial - BX500 1TB SSD 3D NAND SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (($59.99))
M.2 / NVMe SSD: Intel - 670p Series 512GB SSD 3D QLC NAND Flash M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (($44.99))
Thermal Compound: Thermal Grizzly - Kryonaut Thermal Grease - 1g (($11.99))
Water Cooling Kits: Lian Li - Galahad 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit - White (($159.99))
Water Cooling Accessories: Corsair - Hydro X Series XL8 Performance Coolant 1L - Clear (($19.99))
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 11 Home 64-Bit FPP USB - English (($139.99))
Antivirus Software: ESET - Internet Security - 1 Device, 2 Year (OEM) (($79.99))
Keyboard: Redragon - S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard and RGB Mouse Combo for Windows PC - Black (($34.99))
Monitors: AOC - CQ27G3S 27" 2K QHD (2560 x 1440) 165Hz Curved Screen Gaming Monitor (($239.99))
Case Fans: Cooler Master - SickleFlow Rifle Bearing 120mm Case Fan (($19.99))
Power Supply: Thermaltake - Smart Series 600 Watt 80 Plus ATX Non-Modular Power Supply (($44.99))
You don't need the thermal compound or the coolant fluid. And Windows Defender is all the antivirus you should need. There's a little over $100 off. The cooler comes with paste pre-applied and is a sealed unit that cannot have fluid added. A 360mm is a bit overkill, so you can save another $50 with a 240mm model.
However, that 600W power supply is a bit wimpy and cheap. Consider a 750W model.
You would be perfectly fine changing the CPU to the 12600K.
In case you want a PowerSpec option. These are fully customizable, meaning you can build on to these in the future.
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