How much money do you have to spend? I am very into computers and know the market pretty well. Do you want to build a computer? Or are you looking for a prebuilt? Also, can you afford a gaming laptop? In my opinion that's the best way to go since you can take everything everywhere lol. I currently own an ASUS G750 that i have about $2200 into. It's an amazing laptop and will do more than many high end gaming desktops. As far as software goes, I use Adobe Premiere Pro. It's my favorite, and I have used a few others such as Sony Vegas and Final Cut Pro. I am definitely not a Mac guy and don't recommend it for that fact.