most here skip quadro's in favor of the gtx. unless there is a reason you need it? you dont need to worry about the compatibility list, as they all work now in adobe CC.
there are systems prebuilt from dell asus etc, for around $1k, that have an i7, 16gb ram, 1tb hdd, and video cards like gtx 760 or 760ti.
if you are going to build it yourself then the the 2gb gtx 750 or 750 ti are a great value at around $130ish +
the 750/750TI is about 50% faster than the quadro k620, for less price.
if you are running after effects you really want the 16gb ram and the intel i7. the Intel Core i7-4790K is good for its price.
if you really need to save money, can look at the amd cpu's. the FX-8350 or 8320 offer performance somewhere between the i5 and i7, but at the i5 price.
even with the intel i7, should be right around $1k.
Hi Bill, I've heard of them but they're a bit far off for me to check out. Pulling my parts from Amazon right now in fact (Prime Member... so free shipping.)
Hey Ronin, Thank you for your reply!
I really needed to pull the trigger on this so delved into your suggestions... used pcpartpicker and pulled together the following rig:
i7-4790k, 16gb ram, 120mb ssd, 1tb hdd, gtx760ti with case, wifi, etc... comes to $1100.
Spot on! (especially since the 120mb ssd was a bit of extra.)