How's it going, been a while.
For the past few years and through studies, my notebook has served me reasonably well, however with projects getting bigger and more demanding by the month, it's just a matter of time before it'll cough itself to death. So I'm now looking to make the transition to a new powerful desktop rig that will perform smoothly for the next couple years. Since I'm not really that into hardware and I couldn't for the life of me even point to a particular graphics card I'd know anything about, I thought I'd come by and profit from your expertise on the subject.
First off, here's what I currently do (and plan on doing on the new machine) and what it would need:
- Almost no AAA gaming, however participating in the development of pretty demanding games (mostly UE4), so a potent graphics card, preferably VR supportive and Adobe enabled (supports Adobe applications by optimizing memory usage; any high-end Nvidia GPU has this feature I believe) should definitely be part of it.
- Composition, video editing (lots of After Effects, aside from Adobe CC in general for various tasks), sound design (the first of which demands huge amounts of RAM, so starting at 32 gigs should do nicely).
- And of course with that comes the need for a fast CPU, needless to say (I've heard that currently Intel in general outperforms AMD, however I haven't double-checked that).
- Noise reduction isn't my first priority, however it'd be nice to have. I hope it doesn't have to go as far as watercooling or anything like that though...
- Looks: Couldn't care less... As to size, the smaller the better of course, but ultimately, whatever.
- Having used a 500 gig SSD for apps has been a very nice experience, but I found that I could use more. Also, 3-4 TB hard drive storage for all those insanely huge project files would be a plus. And instrument libraries. They easily take away 1-2 TB...
I'm prepared to spend up to 1.5 quid, maybe a bit more if it means considerable improvement over the alternatives.
Can be a ready-to-go model or custom build.
Looking forward to your input!