Last time I did it, the system ended up lasting a loooong time. I either got lucky or did something right
Then I bought a 2nd hand and it wasn't that great... BSODs and so on. So I went the Apple way due to workflow issues between home and work (photography).
But now with the existance of exFat, Windows 7 running pretty ok and Windows 8 looking like something that is going to be nice, along with the horrendous prices on Apple hardware, I'm considering going back to the PC world which I was brought up in. I now have significant knowledge to say that there's almost no difference in how the two systems work for what I use them for, so I might as well spend the money on building a pc myself and getting something way more powerful than the same money would get me in a Mac Pro.
Anyways... I'm trying... It's hard because it's been 12 years since I had any knowledge about hardware. So... hint hint, lend me a hand please I would really appreciate it.
- Adobe Premiere, After Effects (no 3D grapics), Photoshop
- 2.5K raw video editing
- ProRes, DNxHd editing
- Back up disk: Western Digital My Book® Essential 2TB USB 3.0
This is it so far. I have an Eizo monitor which I'll keep using till I can afford a larger version. But let's say I needed RGB... then I would need advice on a graphics card that could put out RGB to an proper RGB monitor.