Please help configure a sub-$1k PC for professional audio and video production.
(Posting for a friend):
I'm looking to modify the Gamer Xtreme 3000
to suit my needs as a audio/video producer and non-gamer, and save some money doing so.
I know I can safely downgrade the processor to the i7-2600 since I am not overclocking, but still want that monster processor.
I am also planning to use that 96gb ssd for my boot drive for apps, and get another 1tb drive for storage, unless someone thinks there is a better option.
My main questions are where else I can downgrade, particularly in the motherboard and video card departments?
I don't do much video editing now, but I would like a machine that can handle a fair amount in a somewhat professional way.
I really know nothing about motherboards, so any advice there is much appreciated.
There are also a bunch of other options I have no idea about, so if anyone sees something they think might be of use to me, please let me know!
My goal is to keep this between sub $1000-$1100.