Budget: $1,500, or less if possible. What Parts Do I Have?: None. Usage: I wish to do video editing, play modern, resource intensive games on decent settings, and surf the web.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week or the week after. Am I buying a monitor: Yes Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Location: Taipei, Taiwan [Unless someone on here knows better than me, I think the parts here are a shave cheaper than in the States. Feel free to calculate with Newegg -- I am also fairly certain that any parts you can get in the States, I can find here. If I encounter difficulties finding the suggested parts, I hope that I can come back here and discuss it further.]
Why Am I Upgrading: I currently have a 4 year old laptop that constantly crashes, and I've come into some money, and I want a nice system again, for the love of christ.
Note: I essentially read this thread, taking into account the suggestions people wrote to create this build. I have absolutely no clue if this build is functional, excessive, etc. I don't know the answer to questions like "do modern games require two graphics cards" etc.
Thank you very much in advance for your assistance, and I hope I've been clear enough in the OP.