Video Editing Rig for approx. A$2500

Hey guys, greetings from Australia!

Speccing up a machine for online content development, rather dynamic purpose but there will likely be some video editing and rendering taking place. I've got the following parts list:

  • Asus P9X79-WS
  • Intel Core i7 4820K + Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler
  • 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.Skill Ares 2133MHz memory kit
  • Sapphire Radeon R9 270X Boost OC 4GB GPU
  • ADATA Premier Pro SP900 256GB SSD
  • Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
  • Corsair CS750M 750W 80 Plus Gold PSU
  • Fractal Design Define R4 case

The total cart puts me at about A$2300 including shipping, any thoughts on parts to change out? If money was no object I'd be upping the RAM to 64GB and switching out the GPU for a Quadro, but I've not seen any software that my customer has that would call for that much RAM or aa Quadro. Have I missed anything with this build?


Not worth going 2011 unless you pick up the 6 core i7.

6 core i7, R9 290(MUCH stronger than a 270X).  There's some shipping not calculated, so take a look.  If it's too pricy, you can probably go down to 2x8GB DDR3-1866.