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Hey folks, sort of a multi-faceted post here - thanks for all and any help in advance.

I'm looking for a decent rig for recording audio on a DAW like Pro Tools, video and photo editing with the Adobe suite and some gaming as well, budget: $2,000 - $2,500. My dilemma: my life brings me out of the house a lot so I may be in the market for a laptop, but my question for you folks is - would it be reasonable/economical to get a rig for home ($2,000 range) AND ALSO a laptop for when I'm on the go (perhaps $1,000 range)? Or at this price point, would it be more worth it to stick my funds in one or the other?

Location: US.
OS: Windows.
Would need monitor, keyboard and mouse if building a tower for home. Just monitor and mouse if laptop.
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bruceyspruce wrotewould it be reasonable/economical to get a rig for home ($2,000 range) AND ALSO a laptop for when I'm on the go (perhaps $1,000 range)? Or at this price point, would it be more worth it to stick my funds in one or the other?

We can't really make this decision for you, sorry. Also, we don't really know what you mean by "on the go". If you're sitting on trains/planes or whatever a lot, then yeah it might be worth having a laptop to do some of your music/video work, but I'd just grab something reasonable(half decent CPU is really all you'll need in a laptop IMO) instead of trying to get a really high end laptop. Then, put the bulk of your budget in to a proper desktop so that you have a high performance system when you're at home.

Any idea of the kinds of games you'll be playing? This will be useful for recommending appropriate parts, as well as a monitor.
Also, will you be editing 4k videos constantly, or occasionally editing 1080p clips? An idea of your workload will again really help us to recommend appropriate parts.
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Any idea of the kinds of games you'll be playing? This will be useful for recommending appropriate parts, as well as a monitor.
Also, will you be editing 4k videos constantly, or occasionally editing 1080p clips? An idea of your workload will again really help us to recommend appropriate parts.


Thanks for the tips. Not exactly sure what kind of games tbh but I'd like to be able to keep up with some of the trends for at least a couple years before needing to upgrade parts. Not looking to stream or anything tho. Also most of the video I edit atm is 1080p but 4k capability would be great.

As far as workload goes, it's mostly home studio stuff. Pro tools with enough power to be able to handle a reasonable amount of trips with plug-ins. Editing video with Adobe Premiere (1080p atm until I can update my camera) and looking for a system that wouldn't have trouble with several video layers and be able to render and export without waiting all day.
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