Budget (including currency): $1500 USD max
Country: United States
Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Plex Server, virtualization, video encoding, audio recording & editing, occasional light gaming, and occasional photo editing
My trusty Thinkpad W540 that I've been using for these tasks is getting noticably out of date lately - struggling with streaming 4k video, so I got an ultralight laptop to take daily duties and want to build my first desktop for whatever needs more resources.
My main priority is to keep it as quiet as possible