I don't know a ton about PC builds, but I'm considering investing in a new one for professional video editing.
My budget's around $3,000 currently, and I'm looking for a computer powerful enough for smooth editing with a moderate level of special fx applied to projects that I'm working on in Premiere and After Effects. Being able to edit more plain stuff (e.g. with lower levels of fx) in 4k would be nice as well, but not required.
This page by Puget Systems seems like a good starting point to base my hardware around -- what are your opinions on the basic build they have laid out there?
I'd be looking at a Ryzen 3900x, it will outperform intels 9900k in all of those tasks. Maybe something like this https://pcpartpicker.com/list/nDrnWD
I have a few issues with the build you linked.
My first issue with that build is that 64GB is a bit excessive for 4K video editing. If you were going to be working with 8K video it would definetly be worth it. Also the ram speed is only 2666, for video editing you'd want at the very least 3000mhz or faster. If you get 64GB and aren't using literally 32GB or more there won't be any benefit in having more ram that you're not using.
The cooler isn't the best. Noctua isn't a bad brand but if you were to go with a 9900k you'd want to overclock it as close to 5.0ghz as you can get it, and doing that on an air cooler is going to be a lot more difficult and result in increased temperatures, a good liquid cooler would be better for overclocking.
The storage is abysmal. The SSDs are both really fast but they aren't big enough. The 1TB m.2 970 1TB is where you'd want to have windows installed and all your applications/ programs, and whatever current project you're working on, but then you would also want at least 5TB or more of storage. 1.5TB isn't enough when you're working with 4K video.