- 51 months ago
I'm looking to build a multi-use home PC that will be future-proof for the next four years. $1,500 budget. I live in Illinois.
I don't do much PC gaming - like 10-40 total hours a year - so I don't want gaming to be the focus of this machine; however I want it to be capable of playing new games for the next four years. I don't care about maxed graphics or anything like that, I just need it to run games at a low-but-decent level without performance problems.
I do a fair amount of hobbyist video editing and that will be the main function this machine. I'll need good Adobe Premiere performance for the next four years. Encoding times with Handbrake/etc are the bane of my existence, so if you can speed that up a bit while still accommodating my other needs, that would be great.
I need two monitors priced into the build - possibly two 27", or perhaps a 27" primary and a 24" secondary. I'm open to suggestions about what resolutions/sizes would be best for my budget and uses. In addition to these two monitors I need to be able to connect an HDMI television as a third display (for occasional home theater use with a big 1080p TV across the room).
Include a blu-ray burner. I'd like USB 3.1 but it isn't a deal breaker. Quiet operation would be a big plus. I don't need any peripherals except the monitors. I don't need a copy of Windows. I'm not entirely comfortable overclocking, but I could probably manage if it's not too complicated.
I have a couple of hard drives that can be re-used for this build, if it would be appropriate:
|Storage||Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||Purchased For $0.00|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||Purchased For $0.00|
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