Time is one of the most valuable aspects of this reality called "Life". A tool that takes to much of it during your creative efforts should be sharpened or modified until it takes the least and provides the most, within the pesky reality of fiduciary constraints. Two years ago, I undertook a project to build a system that would allow me to use tools like TC and SW and PS, without taxing my time to much. I was successful, without exceeding the same budget I have allowed myself for my personal computer for the last twenty years. I work on highly complex and significantly large projects, and the resources they demand are not trivial. The system I came up with is as follows:
Monitor: Planar PXL2790MW
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel i7-4930K LGA 2011 64 Technology Extended Memory CPU Processors BX80633I74930K
Computer Case: ANTEC No Power Supply ATX Mid Tower Case, Black GX700
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i
Video Card: PNY Quadro K2200 VCQK2200-PB 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w EPS12V Quad/Black
1 SSD: (O.S. & Apps) SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDHP-256G-FFP
2 HDD: ( Data Raid) Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003
I bought and built to minimize cost and maximize performance, and to attempt to prevent a five-year obsolescence due to progress in the technology. So far, I think I have done ok, since the CPU has only increased in price the last two years.
Anyway, I hope this helps. If not, no worries. Everyone has an ideal for their efforts, and a measure of performance for their satisfaction. I smile every time I crank this little beast up.