things to note in my above suggestion -
more wattage in power supply means being able to add more drives, peripherals and video cards to computer ( or you can go external server for additional drives )
faster cpu means faster encoding / decoding - video files - encrypted files / compressed files, and some render engines are cpu only -
more ram means being able to open more programs simultaneously ( speed in ram isn't as relevant because the difference is so small, you'd have to high end everything else first before you feel a difference - nanoseconds ...so you can save money and get more "relevant" power by going more ram less speed. )
faster gpu means better iclone performance
larger case means better ventilation - which in turns better air circulation for overclocking ( overclocking matters for future proofing ) and space for internal drives. -
for higher end performance - cpu coolers become significant. since faster is hotter.
also - make sure to do some research on whats called "Barebones" builds / packages - these builds have the bare minimum for computer builds - these are better than pre-builts that build up the prices of their systems with things you don't need or ever will use - like why pay for a year of microsoft office and tons of games, if you don't need or use it ? - plus those "Extras" pre-built - often skimp out on critical parts you need for high performance ie- weak cpu but strong gpu, and replace them with fluffware to amp up the price and make it look like a lot ( of nothing useful )- so "Barebones" is the way to go if you take a pre-built path.
edit - also on motherboards, military grade parts are preferred for future proofing - they are able to take more heat when overclocking - the main reason motherboards get fried is when a cpu is heavily overclocked and burns as hot as the sun, it burns the intell chips out on non military grade motherboards.
Msi is a good brand for military grade motherboards, there are others but most overclocking competitions are done on msi boards. ( fun topic to look up btw )
I did my current system this way - it's 8 years old - cpu overclocks to 4ghz on 4 cores - and I can push my current gpu to around 2ghz ( but i let the system auto overclock it to around 1.6ghz next upgrade is for more ram, next major upgrade cycle ( new pc ) is in 5 years when windows 10 is discontinued and I need a new windows 11 compatible cpu. - but then I'll do same thing again and build a 15 year future proof system based on same principle.
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