Potential Build For Camtasia: Your Thoughts?

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Hi there,

Questions in summary:

1.) What do you guys think of this potential build for Camtasia?
2.) How does Camtasia Jive with an AMD CPU and a Nvidia GPU? I'd like to make sure my build is most optimized for the editing software. 
3.) Nvidia GTX 660 vs Nividia 1650 4GB? Is it worth spending the extra money here 

I currently own "Camtasia 9" on Windows. I use Windows 10 currently. My current Acer laptop is grossly underpowered to run Camtasia well (4 GIG Ram, Intel (R) Core (TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Processor). It's clearly time for an upgrade so I thought the desktop route would be good. I told me, friend, I didn't want to spend more than $600 dollars. He made me this build: 
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9TRqQq. In addition, I wouldn't say the editing I do is insane. I've yet to upload in 4k before, but I mainly utilize free stock photos and video footage from Pexels.com. I do own a Canon EOS Rebel t4i that I use to film stuff for video reviews, but depending on what I am reviewing I may not need it as much. As far as effects I mainly (and of course this can change over time) just use a lot of Faded Transitions, a few minor Animations where I'll just pan up and down on a picture, maybe some Blur Effects here or there, and some annotations but nothing crazy. Here is an example of my editing work if you need to reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUiN0nLekqQ&t=1018s (Not doing this for promotion, just to give you an idea of the type of work I'll be doing. But back to the Potential Computer Build: 

The specs are as follows: 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor 
Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 
Memory (RAM): G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 
Storage: Western Digital Green 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB Gaming X Video Card 
Case: Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower 
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart Series 430 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply 

I'm curious what you guys think, as Camtasia users, with how well utilized this PC would be for Camtasia or if any of you have a similar build? In addition, he said, If I wanted to save me some money, he'd give me his Nividia GTX 660 GPU that is still operational. He also told me I should check to see how Camtasia jives with the AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU I am considering. Thank you guys so much for your time and consideration. I just don't want to end up overpaying for computer specs I may not necessarily utilize them. 



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Rather than getting a hundred recommendations, check out:
https://www.techspot.com/article/2000-anatomy-cpu/

They also have great articles on the other components:
    Anatomy of a Motherboard
    Anatomy of a Power Supply (PSU)
    Anatomy of a Hard Disk Drive
    Anatomy of a Solid State Drive
    Anatomy of an Optical Drive
    Anatomy of a Graphics Card

Then visit :  https://www.userbenchmark.com/   and look around for the items you list.

If otherwise in your budget, make sure your motherboard can host at least one M.2 NVMe ssd It attaches to the PCI bus, which is 16 time faster than your SATA-3 bus. (Intel 660p 1TB is about $125.)