Watch us build a video editing/gaming PC live

Half work, half play—great power!

Credit: Adam Patrick Murray/IDG

My current home PC, which I use for both video editing and gaming, is built around an Intel Core i5-2500K with only 8GB of RAM. Needless to say I’ve been long overdue for an upgrade. But an editing machine ain’t cheap, and I’ve been holding off for a chance to save some cash. I finally bit the bullet on Black Friday. This PC build is using my own hard-earned money, so watch what it's like with real skin in the game.

Preparations

I’ve been debating this build for months, so what deals did I get and why did I choose these specific parts? Check out this prep video:

Parts list and prices paid

Build

Tune in Friday, November 30, at 10:00 AM PT on PCWorld's YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, or Facbook pages to join the fun!

Testing

After the new PC is built, we'll compare it to the benchmarks I ran on the old one. With video editing as the PC's primary purpose, I’m hoping the big jump from the Core i5-2500K to Core i7-8700k will make Adobe Premiere Pro fly. Check back later to find out whether my build was worthwhile.

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Dan Masaoka, Adam Patrick Murray

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