You know the meme of the dogs who have no idea what they're doing? That is me trying to order/build a video editing/gaming PC. Need help or directions to a good source of same.
I am a FCP editor looking to teach myself Avid and other PC editing programs before the winds of the professional world change entirely. It doesn't have to produce broadcast quality work at lightning speed, just for practice and small projects. After years of being PCless, I would also like something that can handle the likes of Skyrim with some higher quality mods.
That is what I know. I can get around a computer all right once it's running, but I don't have the slightest idea what's going on looking at tech specs and product lines. I am also sure if I were to try and build myself I would forget some essential part. Ideally I would like to pick out the core parts online or from a local retailer (Toronto) and have them assemble it into a functioning package. I'd like to price out under $1000 if at all possible.
Avid Media Composer 6 system reqs
Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer2
OS: Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) (Still need 32-bit? Learn more about Media Composer 5.5)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster
Memory: 4 GB of RAM (6+ GB recommended)
Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX family3 (FX 560 or higher recommended)
Internal hard drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
Skyrim Hi Res Texture Pack reqs:
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
Memory: 4GB System RAM
Video Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher)
I start to look for the parts these require and my brain starts turning to mush pretty fast. I don't know what lines are better than others, and what substitutions can be made, or anything, so picking it out all on my own doesn't seem to be an option. Can anyone suggest a build or direct me to a web community or computer shop that would work with me to figure out what I need? The communities I've stumbled across like Reddit's r/buildapc don't seem super newbie friendly.