Hi r/buildapc, I've been looking into building a media editing computer for a while now. I have a ssd and a case, I'm just hung up on the mobo/cpu/graphics card end of things.
Right now, I'm looking at Intel i7/i5 but am wondering if the extra power the i7 provides is worth the extra cash. I don't know much about AMD, however if it works, I'm game. I'm not planning on overclocking.
I don't plan on playing any video games ever (I'm not an avid gamer), so I'm not sure how intense the graphics card needs to be. I have an older card in my current computer (nvidea radeon I think?) that I can probably transplant.
I have no idea about the mobo. Preferably something with USB 3.0/firewire. Maybe thunderbolt? It's not very widely utilized yet, so I'm not too worried about it.
I plan on editing primarily hd footage from dslr/camcorders, with either avid or adobe software.
Ideally, I want to keep these hardware costs around $300-400. I'm hunting for deals on newegg/amazon/ebay.