$1500 Video editing / gaming PC. First time build -- switching from Mac.

kht120 is correct. I missed the part where you said no overclocking. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4790-vs-AMD-FX-8350 And we are both wrong on the GPU. Premier needs specific GPU's. https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/system-requirements.html PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $168.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Antec KUHLER H2O 950 Liquid CPU Cooler $76.68 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $107.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $155.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Tri-X Video Card $353.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Directron
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $93.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $139.93 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1489.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-26 23:48 EST-0500

I still stand by the build though, You should need lots of storage and the case allows you to keep adding hard drives. Adding 16GB of ram later on will help too. Adobe suggests 4GB per core.

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