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Advice on building a PC for light gaming and video editing


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Sep 15, 2020
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Hello! I used the PC build generator for my budge of $1,200 and for a Gaming/Video Editing desktop and this is what I was given. Does this look like the best set up? Do you recommend purchasing a separate case fan that makes the PC run quieter or do you think the ones that come with will suffice? I am completely new to building so I could use all the advice that I may get! Many thanks.

CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=Aq1Dh0y0Kqb

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.99)
CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Prism Cooler (Included with CPU) (-)
Motherboard: MSI B550-A Pro ATX AM4 ($139.99)
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB - MSI Gaming X ($429.99)
Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16 ($63.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVME M.2 Solid State Drive ($64.99)
Power Supply: Corsair CX Series CX450M 450W ATX 2.4 Power Supply ($69.88)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 275Q ATX Mid Tower Case ($102.48)
Total: $1171.31
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Alex Glawion

CG Hardware Specialist @ CGDirector
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Jun 12, 2020
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The Case fans on the Corsair Carbide Series 275Q are pretty good and I don't think it is worth it to upgrade them to some quieter models. The loudest parts will probably be the GPU, but only while it is under heavy use, when gaming or doing rendering.

I'd say this is a great setup that will perform nicely in your workloads.

There are some adjustments that you could make, but seeing that you are a beginner I'd say go with the completed build above.