want to be running Windows 10
casual home usage.
most spec-demanding tasks are just these two:
-audio and video-editing (more like music video size than full length movie size)
-good speed drives/connections for optimal backup speeds, ideally no CPU bottleneck to prevent me doing something else during a backup going at its best speed (USB3 bottleneck I guess). right now on my 7-year-old budget build I lose a lot of transfer speed if I try to keep using my PC at the time.
no gaming requirement whatsoever
I don't know if an i7 is worth it, or i5 is more than enough. No idea about a good futureproof MoBo, or GPU requirements. Will probably want to keep whatever I buy for the next 5-10 years.
I don't know how much SSD space I should opt for (merely enough for O/S? O/S and all programs? O/S, programs, and a lot of commonly accessed data or certain types of files (e.g., having the page file on it)?
I don't really want to spend more than $1,000 unless an argument can be made for why that's necessary
(in terms of part option and prices I'll probably be buying from TasTech.)