Will following configuration be enough for Camtasia Studio 9? Please help.

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I want to use camtasia 9 with Windows 10. Following is configuration I am planning to buy,

1) AMD A-10 7890K
2) Asus Radeon ROG Strix RX 470 4GB 
3) 32 GB DDR3 2133MHz RAM

Please do let me know if this will be enough or should I consider buying Intel + NVidia stuff?
Official response would be great! Please help me. I will be investing my life's saving in building a computer only for Camtasia 9.
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Ashwin Pajankar

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Joe Morgan

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The computer you have posted about is better suited for gaming than it is anything else.It's probably a great gaming set up.
It comes a 12 core processor.However, 8 of them are dedicated to graphics.That leaves only  4 of them to run the computer.
You could edit Camtasia videos and it will work. But it wouldn't be my choice for Camtasia.I wouldn't mind playing some video games on it though.I bet it's great for gameplay.

As a general rule. When it comes to video editing. A fast processor should be your top priority .The faster the better.
I also recommend a dedicated graphics card.The information you provided leads me to believe that it's a very nice card.  It should be able to handle your Camtasia work with power to spare in most cases.

The processor "GPU" should be dedicated to running the computer. 

32 GB of RAM is probably more than you will ever need.

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Regards, Joe

Good Luck, I'd like to hear what you end up purchasing and it specifications.
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Thanks a ton @Joe Morgan for your input. I have changed my mind (and budget $$ too) after your advice.

Following will be my build,

1) Intel i7 6700k
2) ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard
3) Any 16x2 DDR4 3400 MHz RAM (32 GB)
5) 700 Watt PSU

Basically, I wanna make my computer future proof as I will be using camtasia from now onwards for all of my video editing works.

How does the build look? Please advice on processor, RAM, and Graphics card as these are main components for the computer for performance (SSD is out of budget as of now, I will add it later for sure).
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Hello again,

I like where you’ve gone with this. That’s an excellent processor and a very strong graphics card.

 32 GB of memory can be overkill in most situations. However, if you start getting into 4K video editing special-effects and things of this nature, 32 GB comes in really handy.

When it comes to video editing in general. There is no such thing as a computer that is overpowered. I mean, you could build a computer with three processors and four graphics cards. It would cost you a fortune and it would be blazingly fast. However, six processors and eight graphics cards would be even better. LOL.

I get excellent performance out of my computer. There have been times I could have used 32 GB of RAM myself. I’ve got 16.

 I run Camtasia 9 these days. I also use Adobe’s Creative suite. Primarily I run After Effects, Premier Pro, Illustrator, and Photoshop. I use Cinema 4D, Crazy Talk Animator 3 and a lot of other programs as well.

Adobe has dynamic linking, if you’re unfamiliar with it, what it means is this. I can be working on a video in Premier Pro. Then, send portions of the project over to After Effects, Photoshop, Audition and more. 

 Then, I do my specialty work in those programs. I’ve got some  specialty plug-ins and things of this nature. The work I do there is automatically updated in real time. The changes show up on the timeline in Premier Pro simultaneously.

 My point? There are times I have several programs open  and my computer still handles it without crashing.  When I’m working I usually run two 1080 P monitors as well. But that’s enough shop talk.

I’m sure the build you’ve chosen will serve you well now and into the future. Off the top of my head I would say your build is about 20% stronger than mine. Here’s my specs in case you’re interested.

Dell Computer SPECS.

XPS 8700

4th Generation Intel Core i7-4770 processor (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)

16GB RAM Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz - 4 DIMMs EA - -

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 1.5GB GDDR5 EA - -    Supporting   4 Displays

2TB Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6 .0 Gb/s   1 EACH –

1TB Barracuda 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 6 .0 Gb/s    2 EACH –

 Dell 1920 x 1080 23”  LED Monitors 2 EACH


Regards, Joe