Best editing PC: how to build a PC to edit content like a pro

Best editing PC: how to build a PC to edit content like a pro

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Video Editing PC

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If you’re a content creator or someone who does a lot of 3D work or video editing, then you’re going to need a pretty strong PC to be able to be editing everything on. It’s especially important to have a good PC in order to edit 4K content, or work with complex 3D designs that have a lot of layers and details.

An editing PC has a few key components to focus on – a good CPU, a strong GPU, and plenty of storage to keep files managed. Of course, other components like the quality of RAM and CPU cooler also play an important role, but everything comes together to make up a PC that is a pure powerhouse.

A good editing PC has to have room to grow, so it’s important to pick bother a motherboard and a PC case that can do this. Whether you’re adding in more peripherals, replacing your cooling fans, or just want a PC that will last you for a while, you’ll need to budget accordingly for some fairly expensive parts. Whatever components you choose, make sure you check out our guide on how to build your own PC for all kinds of helpful tips and tricks. 

Ready to start building your own editing PC? We’ve listed some of our favorite components on this page to build a really strong editing PC that will last you for a while before needing to upgrade. 

Nick Rego

A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys reviewing PC components, 3D Printers, projectors, and anything shiny and expensive. He can also be found baking up a storm in the kitchen, which we are more than happy to encourage.

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