Hey cool people, I'm a total noob here. Not only to your forums but advanced computer stuff in general.
I need a much more advanced computer for my work than the one I have now (6 years old, still chugging along but severely outdated) and I figured it would benefit me to build on myself and get a computer education in the process.
I am still pretty much pre-alpha on this project right now, I'm just trying to do some research and figure out what's possible.
My problem is that I want a really nice machine but I've been hearing budget estimates from PC-literate friends that vary by the thousands. My budget is currently $5k, some friends have told me that is not half the amount I need for a good computer and others have told me there is no reason I need to go above $1k. I'm willing to spend what it takes but I just need a better ballpark estimate.
I want a computer that can handle a lot of stress and can take pretty much whatever I throw at it (video editing, gaming, whatever is at hand). Some hardware I've looked at so far is the Intel Core i7-3930K and Nvidia GeForce GTX 670. As far as stuff like motherboards, heatsinks, cases - still too far behind to figure out what might work for me. Can anyone help me out with about how much money I'll need before the end of this project?