- 12 months ago
I'm a programmer, but have sadly never built my own machine before, mostly because I have mainly used text editors and didn't need much in the way of hardware. Now, I am getting into Android development (likes a lot of memory) and, as a hobby, video editing and rendering (likes a good GPU), plus I'd like to play around with AI and NN (with a 2nd GPU or just a really kickass 1st one).
I have a $1200 - $1500 budget to build a machine with a solid foundation (MOBO, CPU, NVMe SDD and GPU) that I can add to later as more money becomes available (extra memory, 2nd SDD, RGB), so I'd like a board with four memory slots and two M.2 slots. I also want to make sure the PSU supports future growth and the GPU supports 2+ monitors.
Basic budget is $1200 and I'm partial to Intel unless AMD is better for my situation. The extra $200-$300 could go to a better CPU or GPU.
- Budget: $1200 (up to $1500 if it gets me a much better CPU or GPU)
- Location: US
- Use: Programming (Android), video editing (Davinci Resolve), AI/NN as a hobby, Flight Sims. (I have two monitors)
- Peripherals required: Don't need monitor, mouse or keyboard
- Operating System required: None; already have Windows 10