11 months ago
As I'm getting deeper into video editing, my 2013 MBP is no longer capable of keeping up with me. I'd like to go PC because I want more for my money, and I use the Adobe suite, so I'm not tied to Mac. I haven't built a computer in about 15 years, so I'm feeling a bit rusty picking components and I'd love some advice. I hate buying on credit, so I've got $2k saved (with a little wiggle room) and will do some upgrades (more RAM, new monitors, etc) over the summer as I save $.
Budget: $2,000 (with a little wiggle room if it's worth it - very hard stop at $2500, but prefer to be on the $2,000 side)
Use: Mainly 4k Video Editing, I use the Adobe Suite and will have more than 1 Adobe app running at a time. Will also be working with archival footage, but that is usually 480-720p, so not resource intensive.
Peripherals required: None
OS required: Windows 10 Pro (unless Home is OK, but I've always had the Pro version of Windows Products)
-I want an i9 9900k, unless it's a total waste - but I'd like this setup to last me 5 years
-I'd like to have 32Gigs of Ram and upgrade to 64 over the summer
-I have a single monitor now, but would like to upgrade to dual monitors in the future (if you've got a recommendation, I'd appreciate it - I'm used to the super high resolution on Macs)
-If this has any impact on the build - in the future (once I learn the ins/outs) I'd like to set up a server at home for storage and will have multiple devices that would need to access it (and I'd want it to connect directly to this device for the fastest data transfer)
-A recommendation for a sound system setup would also be appreciated
Thanks for your help!