Budget Video Editing PC Build for India – Workstation PC – January 2020


A good PC can go a long way in making the process of learning a new skill easier and faster. If you’re interested in video editing, this budget video editing PC build for India is a great way to start the process with the right equipment for the job, while not burning a hole in your pocket.

Unlike our other builds, we’d be also be recommending a monitor in this build. This is because workloads such as video and photo editing need a high quality monitor with good color output and high peak brightness.

CPU for Budget Video Editing PC Build: Ryzen 5 3600X

Ryzen 5 3600X for Budget Video Editing PC Build
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Base Clock3.8 Ghz
Boost Clock4.4 Ghz
L3 Cache32 MB
Max Power Draw (TDP)95 W

For a budget-oriented workstation build, AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600X is a bit of a no-brainer. With a hefty 6 cores and 12 threads, this processor can rip through 1080p and 1440p content, and do decent work with 4K workloads. The 3600X can be found for around 19,000 INR with Indian retailers. For anyone want to save a couple thousand rupees, the Ryzen 5 3600 is also a solid choice. The 3600 comes with slightly slower clock speeds than the 3600X.

Let’s have a look at some synthetic benchmark numbers, courtesy of Techspot, to get an idea of the raw numbers:

GPU: GTX 1660 Super

GTX 1660 Super for Budget Video Editing PC Build
GTX 1660 Super
Process12 nm
CUDA Cores1408
Base Clock1530 Mhz
Boost Clock1785 Mhz
TeraFLOPS (Float32)5.03
VRAM Clock1750 Mhz
14000 Mhz effective
Bus Width192-bit
Bus Bandwidth336 GB/s
TDP125 Watts

The GTX 1660 Super from Nvidia hits the perfect spot in terms of budget and performance. With great clock speeds (with a bit of overclocking room) and super fast GDDR6 memory, this card is a budget rendering champ.

Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX

MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX motherboard for budget video editing pc build
MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX
Memory Support4 x Slots, 64 GB Maximum
Upto 4133 Mhz
ECC Support Available
Expansion Slots1 PCIE 3.0 x16
1 PCIE 2.0 x16
4 PCIE 2.0 x1
Storage Support1 x M.2 Slot (NVMe / SATA)
6 x SATA3 6Gb/s
Multi-GPU SupportAvailable - Dual AMD Crossfire X
LightingMSI Mystic Light
2 12V RGB Headers
LANRTL8111H 1 Gb/s LAN

MSI’s B450 Tomahawk MAX is a solid board for the price. It is one of the few boards using the B450 chipset that sport high quality VRMs. This means less frequent CPU throttling and overclocking capabilities. The motherboard packs all the USB 3.2 Gen2 one can need, and looks great with its matte black finish.

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 MHz 16 GB Kit

G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 Mhz 16GB Kit for Budget Video Editing PC Build
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB 3200 Mhz Kit

RAM capacity and performance are one of the most important factors when it comes to video editing workstation builds. While a 8 GB stick would probably have sufficed, we feel a 16GB kit more than makes up for itself, especially given the small price increase. This 3200Mhz 16GB kit will have you editing 4K files easily.

Monitor for Budget Video Editing PC Build: ASUS VZ249H 24″ Full HD

ASUS VZ249H 24" Full HD Monitor
ASUS VZ249H 24″ Full HD Monitor

We recommend this monitor from ASUS for a budget video editing PC build. THis 24″ IPS panel covers 99% of the sRGB spectrum. This leads to excellent color reproduction on the display, a very important factor for video and photo editing. The sleek design and small bezels add to the overall aesthetics of this monitor.

Storage: Crucial P1 1000 GB NVMe SSD

Crucial P1 1 TB NVMe SSD for budget video editing pc build
Crucial P1 NVMe SSD

You could get a cheaper SATA SSD, but we recommend a 1 TB NVMe drive if you’re going to be working with large video files. Crucial’s P1 series NVMe SSDs are known for top-tier performance while pricing themselves competitively. An NVMe drive would ensure major performance gains over a SATA SSD, which will be noticeable in software file load times and transfer times.

Power Supply: Corsair CX550 PSU

Crosair CX550 550W PSU
Corsair CX550 PSU

The CX550 for Corsair is a reliable 550W power supply. It is non-modular, and comes with pure black sleeved cables. It does its job, and does it well without any fuss.

Case Recommendation for Budget Video Editing PC Build: Cooler Master Masterbox K501L RGB

Cooler Master Masterbox K501L RGB
Cooler Master Masterbox K501L RGB Case

This budget case from Cooler Master keeps it simple and clean. It provides ample intake space at the front to maintain good airflow inside. It also comes with a full size tempered glass side panel. It’s very easy on the pocket considering the features it packs.

Build Checklist

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPUINR 18,999
GTX 1660 Super GPUINR 22,800
MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX MotherboardINR 9,800
G.Skill Ripjaws V 2 x 8GB KitINR 6,699
Crucial P1 1 TB NVMe SSDINR 9,299
Cooler Master Masterbox K501L CaseINR 3,500
ASUS VZ249H 24" FHD MonitorINR 11,400
Corsair CX550 PSUINR 4,450
TotalINR 96,700
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