$998 AMD RYZEN 4K video editing BEAST! Premiere & Resolve

$998 AMD RYZEN 4K video editing BEAST! Premiere & Resolve

We set out to make the best bang for the buck PC for Premiere and Resolve! ⬇️PARTS LIST BELOW⬇️
Case on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/Pq5Mp4K
Motherboard on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/ulxXRe
Ryzen 1700x CPU on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/tArX
RAM on Amazon (32GB)➡ http://geni.us/B5Jx
CPU Cooler on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/rrAQI
Power Supply on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/4Z1Aa
Graphics Card on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/l85oyz
M.2 SSD on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/FKMRso

Alternate Case (quieter nicer case) on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/B3D1XU
Alternate Motherboard (better features) on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/jQ7nBK
Alternate CPU W cooler (save $100 if you OC) on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/3WKykvR
Alternate RAM (faster) on Amazon (32GB)➡ http://geni.us/wK9FUq
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Alternate Graphics Card (Specific CUDA only effects) on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/qDZGBA
Alternate M.2 SSD (much faster) on Amazon➡ http://geni.us/yRgfu

Suggested Peripherals↓
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This Review was Shot using:
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I built my first PC at the age of 9, and since then I’ve put together over 30 custom machines. The vast majority of those were intel, with my last AMD build being almost 10 years ago! That’s because if you wanted a really powerful system in the last decade, intel was really your only option. That is until this was released out about a week ago. This is AMD’s RYZEN 1700X, a $399 8 core and 16 thread processor that’s about as powerful as intel’s $1050 6900K.

As some of you may have noticed, we didn’t use top of the line 1800X CPU since it costs 20% more while only offering a 3-5% speed improvement, and our main goal is to build the best performance per dollar machine which we definitely think we’ve achieved.

To start of the benchmarks, I want to bring up that $1050 6900K in Cinebench R15 which is a rendering benchmark. Here it gets an impressive score of 1547, until you see that the $399 Ryzen scores 1537, less than 1% difference.

I’ll need to compare this system, So i’m going to use my last build, An intel 6700K, Nvidia GTX 1070, 32GB DDR4 RAM.

Starting off with Cinebench CPU Test, You see that the cheaper Ryzen build is 75% faster. Moving on to GPU The twice as expensive GTX 1070 takes the lead over the RX480.

Moving on to Transcoding, we started off converted 4K h.265 files to h.264. Ryzen was 70% faster . Taking those same clips and transcoding them back to h.265 the 1700X was almost 4X faster at the task.

Getting into video editing, we’ll start off with Premiere Pro. Rendering a 5min 1080P clip with 2 luts and film grain applied the Ryzen build is about 15% faster. In 4K shows a similar speed improvement. 4x 4K clips scaled to 1080P and placed side by side in a 4K project, each with 2 luts and film grain applied with two clips being reversed the Ryzen shows a great gain being 60% faster.

One interesting thing to note is most of the time when using Premiere, only half of the Ryzen CPU was being used compared to about 75% With the intel. This is because of program inefficiencies so if Adobe improves Premiere this new AMD system would have even more gains over the more expensive intel.

Now under Davinci Resolve, Ryzen scored 16% in 1080P but very interestingly when moving over to 4K we had a massive difference taking less than half the time. This system seems to strike a perfect chord for 4K editing and grading in Resolve.

In both Premiere and Resolve both systems played back full resolution 4K video with 2 luts and film grain applied, without dropping frames.

In conclusion, I’m really impressed. This is one heck of a machine and in my experienced opinion it’s the best bang for the buck video editing machine at this time, and the performance will only get better as Adobe and Davinci optimize their programs for Ryzen.


  1. Does this build have Bluetooth connectivity to connect a mouse and keyboard? If not, what would be the most cost effective way of adding that?

  2. PLEASE HELP! GTX 1060 6GB OR RX570 8GB (MSI)
    I’m building a rig with a Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON Motherboard and an Intel i58500. Between this two cards which will be a better option for 4K video editing? I use Sony Vegas btw. I also play a couple of games and with my Current FX-8350 and HD7970 playing in 4K is imposible, so I decided to upgrade. I narrowed my options to these two cards, can somebody tell me which one should I get? Thanks!

  3. good luck making this rid now with that 480 gpu. its like an $700 – $800 card now thanks to miners

  4. Now… add everything to my Amazon cart months later(- the Better XFX RX480 black I already own and ) your looking at over $1000. I haven’t even added the case or the HDD/SSD this build would be like $1700 right now as of my post date. That’s insane…the ram itself is like 400$ the graphics card is like $500 something right now… wtf…

  5. i made this but unfortunately i didnt find the preview was buttery smooth when using my gh5 4k footage

  6. im trying to build this more than one year later and the price is way more that $1000.
    there is not way you that was the real price back in 2017

  7. Max! How would this work on Hitfilm software? Which is another major editor and compositor. They, similarly like premier, utilize Nvidia cards the most.

  8. But what about its power consumption and head production? Both of those affect the life of the CPU.

    Anyone knowledgeable about that?

  9. This PC with all the cheapest parts from your list in Italy(Amazon Italia) will cost me around EUR 1.738,51…..😢 So sad…

  10. can you test to see how Avid Media Composer will run on as of Intel as if it also gives good performance on Avid it will be good for me

  11. Max, I’m a bit late to this, but I think you would have been better off using a Ryzen 7 1700 and overclocking it to the 1700X speed, which you can do using the included Wraith Spire cooler. It would have saved you money on both the CPU and cooler.


  13. HI!! what happen with those problems of incompatibility between rams and b350 plus mothers?? has any one had it? i’m building a comp with asus prime b350 plus,corsair lpx veng 16 gb rams 2666 and ryzen 7 1700. Problems with dual channel incompatibility and rams working at 2133 mhz… even updating bios… what can i do?? :/ Max!! thanks for your video, i really appreciate it!! Subs!!

  14. Hello max, do you think we can use a fan instead of water cooler? Will the cpu not get too hot? (I dont plan to edit 4k raw)

  15. the parts list alone here is coming in around 1200-1300 bucks almost a full year later. can anyone explain why

  16. Can I use other editing programs with this build such as Sony Vegas? And can you also get on the internet with this build (dumb question lol)?

  17. Not buying those parts, but I’m going to use your affiliate links to buy my new $1900 HP with ryzen 1800x. Just a small thanks from me to you, and if you ever grow that dang beard out, I’ll put you on my channel man!!! I’ve only got a little under 50k but it could help. Keep up the great work!!

  18. honest question. i’m inept when it comes to this stuff. can this build run and/or stream games fairly smoothly as well?

  19. The XFX RADEON RX 480 8GB Graphic Card will boost the total to over $1600! Did anybody actually looked up the prices? cuz this is very misleading.

  20. Hey Max, Sorry to bother you with a question, 1 year later, but i loved your video and from what i’ve seen so far , it has been the best one.
    One question, since i am going to build 1 with the help of your other tutorial, so if you could change something in the list for parts, provided it’s more than an year later, what would it be.
    Thank you very much for the consideration and this amazing video 😉

  21. I have a R1700 and GTX 1070, but my playback in Resolve is choppy and my render times are a lot longer than what is shown in the video.

  22. Hey Everyone, need help. I bought a Sony A7s ii to film in low light. I like filming in 4K, 60p and 100mbs. Not looking to spend a bomb. Looking for something that provides smooth playback and a fast render when I slow it down and add wrap stabiliser. Currently taking at least 1min to render when I slow down footage. The clip is about 5 secs long after slow down. Also have to play clips at 1/8 and have everything with a green line above to ensure smooth playback. I would build this one if it can handle the 4K footage! Thanks for the help everyone!

  23. Hi bro, I am currently using a i7 2600k CPU @ 3.4GHZ 16GB RAM (DDR4) with Nvidea GT 640 GPU). This was good. But I find it difficult to work with 4k and heavily loaded 1080P Projects these in Premiere Pro cc. Please suggest me a economical and best machine. May be a link of relevance will do…

  24. Great video! Thank you!!! I want to build this but I can’t find a XFX RADEON RX 480 8GB anywhere. Can you recommend an alternative compatible card in the same price range? Thanks in advance for any help!!!

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