Best Desktop Tower for about $1000??

davo98

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I have a really sluggish laptop. And was looking to upgrade to another laptop with high performance that could handle somewhat heavy-duty video editing workloads since I am a film student. However, I realized Laptops with that kind of performance power are very expensive.

However, I've heard that getting a desktop is far more affordable in terms of processing power etc. I basically just want the best kind of desktop tower that $1000 can buy. Something that has plenty of storage, can handle my large video files and edit without lag. I'm willing to sacrifice the portability of having a laptop for the sake of great performance on a desktop. Also, is there a difference with AMD compared to Intel processors? I just want the best value.
 

davo98

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I'm going to spend extra on getting a monitor and peripherals :) $1000 just for the tower
 
Finding it hard to spend a grand mate without wilfully wasting money in all honesty.

Assuming youre not interested in gaming or mad keen on windows & led lighting?

Picked something solid & dependable quality wise & went for fairly compact matx format.
Both will just rip through anything you throw at them productivity wise.

Amd

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($288.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.44 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GT 1030 2GB Low Profile Video Card ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design - Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $885.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-22 11:43 EST-0500

Intel

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($339.89 @ B&H)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($121.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.44 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design - Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair - CX (2017) 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $905.17
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-22 11:46 EST-0500
 

davo98

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Awesome! Thanks for this. I'm not a huge gamer, but would greatly appreciate some smoother gaming performance with it. Something to be able to Run Fortnite especially would be an added bonus. Also what OS are these systems? I'm usually comfortable with Windows 10.
 

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