Video editing is an intensive process that requires a high-performance PC and a discrete graphics card that will facilitate conversion and rendering of raw footage. A good video editing PC also requires plenty of RAM to run all the video editing software and a multi-core processor to make the process as fast as possible and prevent freezing as you edit.
Given the requirements, a barebones gaming PC will not get the job done. That is why Fierce PC offers a variety of PCs designed to handle the demands of video editing for different budgets and requirements.
What to Consider When Buying a Video Editing PC
Most of the processing work will be done by the processor and the GPU. It’s important to go for a multi-core processor that will swiftly handle the process and prevent frustrations that come with freezing while you edit.
We have a variety of processors from both Intel and AMD include the latest generation quad, hexa, and octa-core high-end CPUs from Intel.
Ultra-fast processors guarantee optimal performance as you complete the video editing tasks.
For heavy video editing tasks, you need sufficient amounts of RAM. The type of RAM is not a concern but the quantity. For a video editing PC, you need a minimum of 8GB. However, the most recommended is about 16GB of RAM. The more, the merrier.
Video editing and gaming have more or less the same demands in terms of graphics cards. You need a quality graphics card. With video editing tasks, the GPU will take on a fair amount of the work-load. For heavier video editing jobs, it’s critical to have a dedicated graphics to maximise on power.
When choosing a graphics card, go for one that is designed specifically for video editing. NVidia and AMD have great options you can consider. If you prefer to go for other brands, choose a graphics card with at least 4GB of VRAM.
You need plenty of storage to store your raw and completed footage. In this case, large capacity SSDs are preferred because they are faster and less frustrating to work with, especially when you're working with large media files. You also have the option of going for an HDD option. But these are slower and can affect performance. Instead, you can opt for an HDD/SDD combo which is more affordable and doesn't lose most of the speed.
Video editing requires that you move huge files from various recording devices to your PC. This can be time-intensive, especially when your PC doesn't have the right ports. For video editing PCs, the bare minimum should be a 3.0 USB port.
At Fierce PC we also have video editing PCs armed with USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports capable of transferring up to 10GB/s. The faster the transfer rates, the sooner you can start editing your content.
Things change fast, and you don't want to have to buy a new PC a few years down the line. By purchasing an expandable PC, you can keep up with the changes by buying new and more advanced components and adding them to your PC.
Buy Your Video Editing PC with Fierce PC
Fierce PC is dedicated to helping you build your own PC. We have a variety of video editing PCs for video editors at different levels. Our video editing PCs are designed to handle current and future editing demands and are easily expandable.
Whether you’re managing a limited budget or want the best video editing PC money can buy, we have something that will work for you. While the prices and the specifications differ, we always ensure we don’t compromise on the quality of the components and the performance.
In addition to quality assembled video editing PCs, we also stock all the components in case you’re looking to upgrade certain components as opposed to buying the entire PC. All our components are from renowned and reputable manufacturers who guarantee the best quality and performance in all the components.
We also make sure the PC you select is tried and tested before shipping. Our goal is to make sure you receive work-ready PCs that don’t hold any surprises.
For the best value for money, high quality, high performance and freeze-free video editing PC make sure you buy your video editing PC from Fierce PC.
We will provide you with a 3-5 year return-to-base warranty depending on the PC you select. If you run into any problems with the PC, we will repair or replace the PC free of charge.
To make the most out of your video editing PC, you need quality processors, graphics card, RAM and motherboard.
At Fierce PC, we have a wide range of components from reputable and popular brands who guarantee the quality and performance of their products. These not only give you an edge but ensure your video editing PC can last longer and give you value for your money.
If you would like to add a few peripherals like a high-quality monitor to your video editing PC, we also have some great options you can look at.
Quality components guarantee the longevity of your set up while powerful components guarantee its performance.
Whether you’re a part-time video editor doing it in your free time or a full-time editor working on major projects that require immense processing power, we have the right components that will help you complete your projects on time and without frustration.
We stock the most powerful video editing components from all the leading brands which include processors from Intel and AMD, graphics cards from N-Vidia and G-force as well as a variety of other parts from brands like MSI and ASUS.
Time is of the essence and we don’t want you to wait longer than necessary. That is why we offer expedited shipping for all orders to ensure our customers get the new hardware on time.
If you choose to go with a custom build, we start assembling your PC within 48 hours then test it and ship it in a timely manner.
Video Editing PCs FAQs
Why is video editing so heavy?
Video editing includes rendering, encoding and previewing of videos. These are multiple tasks that require intense processing power. Also, the more the editing and the effects, the more CPU intensive the process will be.
Are gaming PCs good for video editing?
Custom gaming PCs are suitable for video editing. Although gaming PCs are tuned for moderate CPU usage, high GPU priority and little RAM. Video editing programs also utilise GPU intensely, which is why gaming PCs can edit videos.
However, RAM is also a priority for video editing, which is why it’s vital to consider purchasing a video editing PC.
What specs do I need for video editing?
The minimum specs for a video editing PC are 8GB of RAM, a multi-core processor i5-i9 processor with 4 or more cores, at least 256GB HDD with 7200RPM, A graphics card and 19-21 inch screen size.
What brands of video editing PCs do you have?
We have all the leading video editing PC brands in stock. Our leading brands include AMD Ryzen, Symphony, Raider, among others. The PCs features the best components from industry-leading brands like MSI, Asus, AMD and Intel.
What is more important in video editing PCs, CPU or GPU?
Video editing software relies heavily on the CPU. GPUs are also important in video encoding. For a well-balanced PC, you need to have a capable CPU and GPU to allow the PC to handle multiple things at the same time.
What is most important in a video editing PC?
Multimedia PCs have better processors, more RAM and higher-end graphics cards. When buying a PC, the most important things to consider are the processing power, the screen size and the storage space.
Can I build my own video editing PC?
It’s possible to build your own video editing PC as long as you are conversant with the components and know what you want to incorporate in the PC. You can use our Online PC Configurator to pick the components you want for your PC.
Will you assemble and test my customised video editing PC?
Our engineers will assemble the PC using the components you have selected and then test it and ensure it is functional before shipping it to you.
How long will it take to get the video editing PC?
The entire production process takes between 7-10 working days. If you want to get your PC sooner, you can select one of our shipping options at check out to fast track the production of the PC and its delivery to you.
Will you ship the PC?
We offer shipping services to customers in the UK and other countries, including Denmark, Spain, France, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria and Luxembourg, among other destinations.
How is the PC packaged?
The PC is packaged to high standards to minimise chances of damage during transit. We use various packaging materials like cardboard shredding, bubble wrap to protect the PC when shipping.