custom video editing pc

As a human we all crave for more and more power. For me, power means a faster computer that can handle almost any task, whether its gaming or 4K video editing. So, After 5 years of using a Dell XPS 15 laptop (which was damn awesome by the way), I replaced it with a custom build desktop computer.

The total expenditure for assembling this Video Editing PC was approx $2300 USD (Rs 1,52,000). The Red and Black cabinet holds an Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Motherboard powered by an Intel core i7 processor, 32 gigs of RAM, an SSD for faster booting along with 4 TB Hard disk drive.

The main aim of this build was to assemble a desktop computer that can easily handle 4K Video Editing and Motion Graphics. What really makes this PC a beast is the Graphics Card. It’s a Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Amp Extreme based on Nvidia’s new Pascal architecture with 8 GB of GDDR5 video memory. A really cool looking Graphics Card with performance I have never seen before.

Geekbench CPU Benchmark Score


Geekbench GPU Benchmark Score (OpenCL)


Below is a list of all the components used in building this custom Video Editing PC. I purchased all my components from a local computer store but they are also available on Amazon at a discounted price.

1Intel Core i7 6700K (LGA1151 Socket, 4.00 Ghz, 8MB Cache) – 6th Generation Skylake Processor

  • LGA 1151
  • Unlocked Processor
  • DDR4 & DDR3L Support
  • Display Resolution up to 4096×2304
  • Compatible with Intel 170 Series Chipset Motherboards

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2Asus Z170 Sabertooth Mark 1 – 6th Generation TUF Series MotherBoard

  • Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th Generation CoreTM i7/CoreTM i5/CoreTM i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
  • 4 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR4 2400/2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
  • Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
  • Q-LED indicators With a design Inspired by an armored cockpit, see the power and act on the alerts, with a clear indication of five key boot actions.
  • OC Design ASUS PRO Clock technology

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3G.SKILL Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16) DDR4 2400 Mhz

  • F4-2400C15S-16GVR – 16GB X 1 2400Mhz
  • Ripjaws V Heat Spreader



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4Cooler Master Sedion 120 V Plus Essential CPU Liquid cooler

  • Factory filled with coolant, then sealed and pressure tested – requires zero maintenance for years
  • Highly optimized pump and water block guarantees the best water flow and system performance
  • Specially designed 120mm radiator provides superior heat dissipation and fits in almost any case internally and externally
  • 120mm JetFlo with a wide rpm range to fine tune and balance fan noise and performance
  • Blue LED indicator lights up when it is operating

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5Samsung 250GB 750EVO SSD



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6Seagate 4TB NAS HDD SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5″ Internal Bare Drive

  • Capacity: 4TB
  • Best-Fit Applications: Home or SOHO NAS desktop towers
  • Useful for desktop RAID setup
  • Can also be used in backup and disaster recovery, file servers, virtualization, etc.

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7Circle CG 650 Watt 80 Plus Bronze PSU

  • Modular ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12 V 2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 230V EU Standard with Efficiency more than 85%
  • APFC (99%PF Typical) gives clean and reliable power
  • New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
  • SLI Ready
  • ErP Lot 6 Complaint
  • Multi GPU Technologies Supported
  • The power supply unit for system with high configuration
  • Intel and AMD Supported
  • A dedicated single + 12V rail offers maximum compatibility with latest components
  • High reliable 1050C Japanese Brand Capacitors
  • 14 CM Smart Temperature Control Bearing Fan reduces energy waste, boosts power efficiency.

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8Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme Edition

  • GPU GeForce® GTX 1070, CUDA cores 1920, Video Memory 8GB GDDR5
  • Engine Clock Base: 1632 MHz Boost:1835 MHz & Memory Clock 8208 MHz
  • Display Outputs: 3 x DisplayPort, 1.4 HDMI 2.0, DL-DVI
  • Recommended Power Supply 500W, Power Consumption 250W, Power Input Dual 8-pin
  • Cooling Triple Fan IceStorm & Slot Size 2.5 slots

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9Circle Saberon X1 with 3 colours Backlight Wired USB Standard Keyboard & Mouse Combo

  • 3 colours backlit breathing light
  • 19 key anti-ghost
  • 6 Multimedia keys
  • 10 million times long life
  • 5-Speed DPI can be freely adjustable


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10Circle CC 930 Cabinet

  • Compatible Motherboard: ATX / Micro ATX / MINI-ITX
  • Power Supply: Not Included
  • Front USB Port 2.0: 2
  • Front USB Port 3.0: 1
  • Graphic Card Length: Upto 390mm
  • Water Cooling Support: Upto 240mm
  • CPU Cooler Height Support: Upto 160mm
  • 120mm Red LED Fan Front: 2 (15 LED Lights)
  • 120mm Red LED Fan Back: 1 (15 LED Lights)

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