With image and video resolutions moving from 1080p to 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels), the need for pure performance and scalability in terms of output takes the center stage for designers and video editors. If you are looking to upgrade or build a brand new desktop PC for editing and content creation, here’s our recommendation of the components that should find place in your next desktop PC
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CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 6700K = Rs. 27,000
The latest Intel i7 6700K*1 is a quad-core beast clocked at 4GHz. With 8 threads at hand, this processor can handle process intensive tasks like video editing and animation. It can handle these tasks smoothly enough to ensure a functional experience. On top of that, the processor is overclockable, which means you can squeeze more performance from the processor without breaking a sweat!
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H60 = Rs. 4,000
A liquid cooler will help you keep the temperature of your CPU low while you push it to its limits. The Corsair Hydro H60 is quite effective at what it does.
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Ranger = Rs. 17,000
The Asus Maximus VIII Ranger*2 supports upto 64GB of DDR4 memory and GPUs in SLI. There is also support for XMP and Raid 0/1/5/10. It comes with 1 x M.2 Socket 3, 6 x SATA and 2 x SATA Express ports, giving you lots of storage options
GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming = Rs. 27,000
if you are looking to edit videos then the GTX 970*3 is a great option. The card has 4GB of VRAM and 256 bit memory interface. The card gives you the ability to connect multiple monitors via HDMI as well as Display port. Did we mention the graphics card supports 4K monitors as well?
RAM: G Skill Ripjaws 4 DDR4 (F4-2400C15D-16GRR) 16GB = Rs. 10,000
The more RAM, the smoother the video editing performance of the machine. At least 16 GBs of RAM is recommended.
HDD: WD Black 2TB = Rs. 11,000
Rendering those large video files means that you will need a lot of local storage. This should be more than enough to get you started and you can always add more storage when you need it.
PSU: Corsair HX750 = Rs. 10,000
When it comes to power supply reliability is very important. Even though the HX750 sounds like an overkill, we think its reliability is it's one of the key features. Add to that, it gives you 7 years warranty*5 and you are looking at one powerhouse power supply.
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