I think I am reaching the point of finally upgrading my desktop. I've not done so in eons.. the cpu is a first gen core i7. Apart from ssd , I've scarcely touched it. It's just always worked and these days I almost never play games or anything that would require it.

Mainly where I'm running into trouble is editing with Premiere. I've upgraded to the subscription version but my machine can't even handle basic editing with proxy enabled without stuttering and crashing at random intervals.

I'm just not sure if I should stay on the workstation path and upgrade to a Xeon w/Quadro or play it 'safe' and build a more general purpose machine with Core i7/Geforce. I don't want to foreclose options like gaming entirely, although I suspect that will continue to be minimal.