I'm new to the forums and also new to PC building. I'm not a gamer, but I will be using this computer for video and photo editing using Adobe products like Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere. My goal is for virtually no lag when handling the most memory/data intense processes that these applications can perform.
I haven't started to spec out components yet, but I do know that I'd like to go exclusively with SSDs (to avoid R/W lag) with at least 500 GB of storage that's expandable up to at least 2 TB. I'm not certain what direction I'll go with the processor, but I'm probably between an i5 and i7. My experience with the i7 in my 2011 Dell XPS laptop was that it generally ran hot and I wasn't overly impressed with the performance.
I know nothing about graphics cards, so I'm interested in learning about these and whether I'll need a stand-alone card to meet my goals.
Finally, I'd like to keep this build in the $750 - $900 range. I've already got a 24" monitor, keyboard and mouse so this price goal is for the PC only.
I'll start poking around the forums for info and suggestions. Please comment if you have any suggestions or advice along the way.
Edited by RFclipse, 19 February 2017 - 12:53 PM.