Whether you are looking to purchase from a manufacturer or build on your own, a video editing workstation is going to require some budgeting. So realistically what should you expect to spend to get a high-performance video editing machine?
On average you can expect to spend anywhere from $2,000 or more for a professional level video editing computer.
If you decide to buy from a manufacturer there is usually a premium of around $1,000-1,500 is in the range you can expect. I mean, obviously, if you're talking about building a $6,000 system if the parts are $6,000, you're probably looking at close to a $10,000 computer, you know from an out-of-the-box kind of perspective.
If you're just buying the parts to build your own workstation there's obviously a lot more that goes into it. This will require more knowledge and time than just throwing the parts together. You'll need to do research, procure your hardware and then build the system correctly.
There's a lot to consider and look if you're a video editor first and you know, you're not a PC hobbyist, a thousand bucks worth of your time is probably not a lot.