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Matthew Schwartz
Please suggest computer internal upgrades for video editing
on Jan 9, 2018 at 8:57:05 am

Below I will share my PC specs, goals, and so on. I would appreciate advice for what things I can do to my PC internals to improve video editing.
All of the details are below to clarify. Thank you

given my computer system’s specs:

  • Platform: Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6800K CPU @ 3.40GHz (12 processors)
  • Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H55
  • MOBO: Asus X99-E
  • Physical memory: 8 GB [4 GB x 2] DDR4-2800 ADATA XPG Z1
  • Paging memory available: 16 GB
  • Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SC GAMING 02G-P4-1958-KR
  • (let me know if you need other specs)


and given that *the processor and MOBO are going to stay the same*

and given the following internal drive setup:

  • C: (Operating System) = Samsung SSD 850 EVO 256GB ATA Device
  • H: (All docs, photos, videos, etc) = Toshiba HD 4TB MD04ACA400 SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200rpm
  • Probably irrelevant to video editing since it’s totally unrelated:
  • L: (Lightroom Catalog and Previews) = Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB ATA Device


and given the editing software is Vegas Pro 15

What are the top recommended things I can do to improve video editing performance in terms of:

  • ability to edit clips, add lots of tracks, images, etc without software crashing or slowing down alot
  • performance of scrubbing and generally previewing projects with the aforementioned qualities
  • (I’m less concerned with the rendering speed of the final production output, if it’s separate from the things above. But if it is the same as the preview and scrubbing performance, then it matters as well)


Possible things i’m thinking of (keeping in mind I am not knowledgeable about these things)
  • Increasing internal RAM
  • Adding an SSD scratch disk
  • Installing another SSD and moving raw video files, images, etc, to it for the project editing phase


Thank you very much for your assistance


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