Programs: Adobe CS6 Creative Cloud with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and Lightroom as the main uses
Useage: I will mainly be editing images from my D60 (10.2 Megapixel, so nothing massive) and footage from my GoPro Hero 3 Black edition (up to 4K video, but will likely film mostly in 1080 and 1440, maybe 2.7K now and again).
Requirements: I need a cheap build that will run with stability
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/At9D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/At9D/by_merchant/
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 11:53 EST-0500)
Here's the deal:
As listed, that build is barely adequate for even 1440x1080 HDV material due to its mediocre CPU (a quad-core CPU with no Hyper-Threading) and weak GPU (the GTX 550 Ti is actually slower than a GTX 650 despite its higher memory throughput). In addition, do not get an Apevia PSU! That so-called "500W" unit can barely handle even 300W without severely damaging your PC's components. Third, you really need more than one disk to handle anything above SD DV since a single SATA connection cannot handle simultaneous reads and writes (which all NLEs require). As a result, even with MPE GPU acceleration enabled that build would have been at least five times slower than a fast desktop PC, and may not perform all that stably due to the issues with the PSU.
>cheap build that will run with stability
Cheap and video editing really do not go together very well
I have suggestions for 3 price levels at http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/ADOBE.HTM
MY minimum computer is about $900 (as of the date I last checked prices) and is the absolute minimum I would consider for the video you will edit