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    I am looking for a workstation/gaming PC with video editing capabilities. If you see that there is anything I could change or downgrade/upgrade for better performance for the money please let me know at your earliest convenience.

    I went with a z170/6700k build rather than a x99/6800k build for more core performance.

    Here are all the individual Links as well:
    Corsair Stryker Case - White - 165$
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 - 409$
    Corsair RMx 850W Power Supply - 129$
    Corsair Vengeance 32GB Memory DDR4 3000 - 169$
    Corsair H100i Water CPU Cooler - 105$
    Samsung 850 EVO 256gb SSD - 100$
    Intel 6700k Skylake CPU - 339$
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII HERO Motherboard - 200$
    Samsung 950 PRO M.2 256GB - 188$

    Total Cost w/Shipping: 1,782$

  • #2
    Just about every component could be upgraded for better performance or capacity. But additional spending will result in diminishing returns
    So it really depends on what your budget is.


    • #3
      I'm just trying to get the best parts for the money. For instance, I could get a 1080 but for 37% (240$) increase in cost a 7.5% performance increase is not worth it to me. I also have like 4 other SSD's in my current computer which I will probably end up using some of them on this machine. But any suggestions that you may have would be appreciated. I was trying to stay under 2k but I don't really have a "budget".


      • #4
        My advice would be to spend the "extra" cash on a good monitor (or dual monitors for video editing).


        • #5
          I already have dual monitors. Benq's 144hz


          • #6
            Then as you say the next logical upgrade would be the video card. Or a bigger hard drive if you need the capacity. Or mirrored RAID drives if you need reliability for your work. Or an external drive for backups.