Hodgecl wrote in post #18304234
I am looking to either buy pre-built PC or may attempt to build my own.
If you were in the market for a new computer for photo editing what would you do? If need be the budget can be stretched a few $100 dollars.
No monitor needed at this time.
Keep in mind that I'm currently using a 6 year Dell desktop and I have a 3 year old Asus laptop.
I would like to purchase a desktop of some sort.
I would definitely build your own, building a computer is basically like Legos, just follow some simple steps and anyone can do it.
If buying new I would go with a Ryzen R7 or R5 build. You could get the R7 1700 with a basic motherboard and 16gb of RAM for around $450 (less if you go with an r5 chipset), then pick a case of your choice, Hybrid drive or HDD and SSD for OS (my recommendation), 400w PSU, buy a Windows 10 key from www.Kinguin.net (they're very safe and legal, I've bought several Windows 10 keys from them) and find a keyboard and mouse you like and throw it together in a couple hours, should be fairly easy with a $750 budget if you play your cards right
I've helped several friends build PC's at this point and they're always surprised by how easy it is. I myself just got into PC's only a couple of years ago... before then I was an avid Mac supporter and refused to consider a PC.
If you have a Microcenter near you I highly recommend going there for not only the best prices, but actually useful employee help too (they generally know what they're talking about and will give you worthy recommendations).