Below are my current PC specs, i am looking at getting a new Desktop PC as this one is about 7 years old. I do a lot of video encoding mainly 1080p stuff and lately trying to do a little 4k stuff, but certain programs seem to struggle a bit, while others programs handle it ok, and also when i want to do 4k encoding or editing the PC struggles to even load the 4k stuff into the programs i use, and once they do load the 4k movie then things become real laggy and i have to wait 5, 10 or 20 minutes just to press play or open and editing screen for filters etc…
Also previously i was able to run multiple things on this PC without any lag or long waiting times, everything used to start instantly , but in the last 1 - 2 years for example if i am encoding a video and i want to open Firefox browser or outlook 2007 for my emails , it can take several minutes to open. depending on what editing programs i am using at that time. even sometimes without doing editing having multiple programs open can take a very long time to open.
so i am getting a bit frustrated and need help on maybe getting a new custom PC built from a local store, but i would like to ask if anyone here can suggest what would work real good for me, the stores have there own custom PC’s already built but , there might be stuff in there i dont need, or there might be something it hasn’t got that i do need.
i dont do any gaming. Just internet browsing and a lot of encoding or editing.
i want things to run smooth and be able to handle 1080p & 4k editing, while not choking my PC if i want to open basic other stuff like firefox or outlook ( what ever version there upto ) or any other small program.
My current PC has an i7, i was told by a computer store guy that the current i5 would be faster than my current i7, ( I dont know if this is true or not) so thats why i would like a few people to reply & give me what they would think a fast PC would consist of so i can make a decision.
Looking at spending around $2000 , maybe upto $2500, but preferably closer to the $2000 mark. ( Australian Dollars )
Below are my specs, if you need to know anything else please let me know.
Professional 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz
ASUS P8Z68-M PRO
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (ASUStek)
Acer VG270 (1920x1080@75Hz) Monitor ( Brand New Monitor i just purchased, I will be keeping this )
1TB ATA WDC WD1003FZEX-0 ( 1 TB is plenty for me )
CD/DVD drive Burner -
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CH12LS28 SCSI CdRom ( Rarely use it , but good to have )
Realtek High Definition Audio