Good Evening Folks,
Its been a while since I have been on this site. School has started again and lesson plans and the like take up a lot of my at home time.
I am starting the process (or at least starting to shop) for a new desktop computer. Presently I use a 2017 15" retina MacBook Pro connected to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. I’m becoming more than a little disillusioned with Apple these days and am ready to jump ship…but not back into the Microsoft world. That ship has sailed.
I am looking to either build or buy a desktop PC (for the first time in almost a decade) and I’m not exactly sure where I want to go with it. I need a decently spec’d machine for video editing (I create videos for my students) and I definitely want to go the linux route this time around (I used linux as my daily driver many years ago). So much has changed in the last decade that I want advice on what to look for and get.
Right now my thoughts are I want AMD graphics and a Ryzen CPU. 16 or more GB of RAM and the hard drive itself doesn’t need to be huge because I have 12TB of storage on my Synology NAS in the basement.
I have looked at system 76’s offerings and while I am interested they seem a little expensive (and I’m not a huge Ubuntu fan…I prefer Arch based). Where would you folks suggest I turn my attention to as I start looking for a new machine/daily driver. I would keep the MacBook as a portable machine but it would no longer be my daily driver.