Best Video Editing and Rendering PC for under $2000
hey guys Shawn Lentz here fromAppalachian DIY today we’re going to be doing something a little bit differentand that is we’re going to be building a computer for video editingand rendering okay so first off i want to share withyou guys why i wanted to build this pc and why i chose the certain components idid so firstly why i wanted to build it is because of the youtube videos that imake currently i’m running a laptop with an i5 processor in itand using adobe premiere home 13 edition and it is starting to really tax thelaptop it doesn’t have enough computing powerespecially when you get into multiple clips and color correctionso i would like to move from the premiere 13up to the premiere cloud-based edition also i would like to do some more workin blender that little title logo that you seein the beginning of most of my videos was made in blenderon that laptop but it took a full day just to render that little15 second clip so i’d like to cut down on my blender timesfor rendering so let’s talk about some of the components that i chosewe went with the ryzen 3rd gen 3900x we splurged a little bit with this cpu just because most of our computing poweris going to be coming from this so i especially didn’t want tounderpower our cpu so that’s why we went with the 3900xand most of that is going to be based off of our video editingnow for blender we wanted a decent gpu because we can utilize those cuda coresso.
I went with a g-force rtx 2060 super we’re going to be powering allthis with a corsair 750 and i have a oneterabyte nvme stick for storagenow you can see everything is pretty much a white configuration we have awhite thermaltake view 71 case and i kind ofwanted a white stormtrooper themed buildso that’s what we’re going to be doing today so let’s get buildingall right to start off with let’s get our motherboard out and we’ll just work right on top of ourbox so the first thing that we’ll do iswe’ll put our cpu in so we’re going to be really careful notto bend any of these golden pins that are on hereyou also see on this cpu there is a little gold triangle and that is what wewant to line up with the triangle on our cpuour corner is right here so we’re going to do is pop this bar up gently place this down so we don’t bendany of those pins give a little bit of a wobble that’llfall into place and then just put this retaining clipback down the next thing that we’re going to do is we’re going to put ramin. i did forget to mention this in the beginning of the video but we areusing trident z neo this ram is specifically madefor the ryzen chipset so that’s why i chose itand we are using two 16 gig sticks so we are going totake our memory and install it in a2and b2 for dual channel hear that click that means it’s seated okay so that’s it for ram the next thingthat we’re going to do is install our nvme solid state drive so to installthis nvme stick we need to take off the heat shield onhere and there are one twothree torx or t5 screws that need to come out and just be careful because we have somergbs that are on this on this heat shield sothere’ll be a little connector right hereso we can just take our nvme and we’re going tobe using the hyper slot for this on the Taichi X570you can place it it only goes one way right in here at an angle and then wecan just press down we also need to take off this protectivefilm because that is the thermal pad for our heatsink so we can just placethat back on carefully okay and then we can just take ourtorques and just screw them back in okay so those are nice and put on. thereason we did it in this order is because if we put a put the heatsink on that would have just gotten in the wayso cpu ram and then ourssd so now that we have most of the components done on the boardwe can go ahead and put on our cpu cooler before we go ahead and put ourcooler on the first thing i want to do is i justwant to clean up our cpu because we did putsome finger oils on there from when we first installed it and i don’t wantanything on there that could be detrimental to thethermal bridging so we’re just going to take some alcoholand just wipe off any oils that we may haveon our cpu okay that looks really good so for our cooler we are going to beusing this stock cooler for now umif i get into any overclocking then we can go ahead and change thisbut for right now this is going to be c more than enoughso for this cooler they already have a thermal paste on itso that is what we are going to use so for our orientation we are using the levered side on this side of our cpuso we’re just going to take this get our first side in set our second side right down okay once we have our little tab inall we need to do is just lock it in positionso.
We’re gonna take our uh fan header and install itright here with our amd fan led so what we can do with our wire iswe can just go ahead and tuck it right in between the ramand the heat sink and that pretty much virtually hides that thing so you can’teven see it at all now we could typically postjust like this with our cpu and our ram installed but when we’re running the3900x there’s no on boards graphics so we need to put a graphics card in and ididn’t know this until my buddy mike told meso shout out to mike so we can go ahead and take our graphics card and you’llnotice that this notch right here lines up with our pcie slot so we can goahead and stick that in there and then i’ll snap into place and thenthat latch will pop up so now we can go ahead and plug thiseverything in we have our 8-pin cpu and our 24-pinmotherboard power so we can go ahead and hook everything up and see if we canpost all right so now we’re all plugged in wehave power to our board cpu and our graphics card andwe’re gonna see if we can post so we’ll just turn our power on on ourpower supply so we have lights on our board we’ll goahead and hit our power button and our fan and everything is turning onso that’s good so now we’ll just try and pay attentionto the screen see what we got all right so that’s promising all rightso okay so we got into our bios and we are you can see right here isour board this is our current bios we areshowing our ryzen 9 3900x umrunning at 3800 megahertz we also have ourtwo sticks of 16 gig memory there you can see what slots they’re in sothat’s showing good and then we can go over hereand we are showing that we have our nvme drive installed also so everything is workingso now what we can do is we can go ahead andthrow everything into the case finally because we know that everything isworking so the first thing that we’re going to do is we’re actually going totake off these sides now this is the thermaltake view 71. i love this case i love the way it looksthe only problem i have with this case is that thesethumb screws through this glass and the screws on the back for the gpuare totally tight they are horrible what i actuallydid is i took a tap and threaded the tap down throughthese screws the the screw holes and up herejust to get the screws to go in because wheni tighten them in it felt like they were going to strip out on me sotaking that tap through totally alleviated that butfor as much as you pay for a case like this i don’t think that should bethe case so that’s my one complaint with this case so far just getting into it a little bit and just making sure everything workscorrectly okay now the first thing we need to dois get this set up for our standoffs for our motherboard to make sure that weonly have the ones we need so it doesn’t touch the back of our motherboard if wedo have a standoff in here that we don’t needbecause we don’t want to short anything out the best way to get your motherboard inand in place is to lay you r case on the sidethat way you can work on it and maneuver it around if it’s sitting upright it’s alittle bit more difficult to put in so lay it over and then you can tightendown all of your screws with our motherboard in place the nextthing we can do is go ahead and take our power supplyand mount that in now that our power supply is in we aregoing to mount our gpu so to test it we had it mountedin our first slot here but we are going to do a little bitdifferent we are going to mount it vertically sowe have a tray that comes with the view 71 so we’re going to take this trayand mount it right in here to mount our gpu in the verticalposition we need an extension for our pcie slot so i gotthis off the amazon so it’s exactly the same way we’re goingto feed it through here and we’re going to feed it up to ourfirst slot way and just plug it in so what we’ll do for our card is we willplug that in first that way it’s a lot easier so that snaps into place then we can go ahead and screw our pcie adapter into our standoffs and that willhold everything in place okay so this extension strap righthere this is going to help hold our card intoplace with the bracket we also have our screws right up hereso this will be secured in place so now that we have all of our main componentsand what we need to do now is hook up our power supply to ourboards and all of our other things and do the tedious task of cablemanagement okay guys it’s been about a month inbetween that very last clip that you just sawand me right here right now for me it’s only been a couple seconds for youbut i wanted to wait a little bit and be able to put this computer through itspaces and kind of see how it performs the video that is on the screen rightnow is actually the one you’re seeing nowso we’re just kind of finishing up this video i’ve done a couple on adobepremiere pro and it works flawlessly it blows mylaptop right out of the water our renderingtime and stuff has been cut down by 5 to 600%by using this pc so that is a huge benefit for meas i go through and even like scrubbing throughmy playbacks everything is just so much smootherand it helps me to edit so much easier for meso if you guys are thinking about building your own pc idefinitely recommend it especially if you’re on a laptopyou’re moving up and getting a little bit more serious about the things thatyou’re doing in adobe premiere this is definitely the way to go now youdon’t have to go as expensive as i did you can get a cheaper cpu definitely a cheaper motherboard X570 Taichi is kind of themore top end of the middle range you can definitely get cheaper on thatyou get a cheaper graphics card you can gocheaper just about everywhere that i’ve done and still have a good performingvideo editing rig so i’m glad i’ve bought the things that i did and spentthe money i did because the way we built this is ididn’t want to have any problems with anything slowing downor bogging down and we definitely nailed it so idefinitely encourage you guys to go out there build your own stuffit was a lot more simple than i thought kind of like putting legos togethereverything just kind of clicks together but make sure that you spend the timeand make sure all of your components are compatible with each otherthat was something that i did spend a lot of time on and just made surethat everything would just work flawlessly together becausethere’s nothing worse than buying a part and it’s not compatible with yourmotherboard or your cpu or whatever so this was a little bit differentvideos a lot more different than most of the things i do but i’mjust going to want to show that anybody can build these things it’s reallysimple and i hope you guys try it also i hopeyou guys enjoyed this video if you did make sure you hit that like buttonhead over to Appalachian DIY for more diy videosthanks again guys and i hope to see you next time