I need this to be a fairly well rounded machine. I need this to run photo shop, 3d cad program (solid works) and be able to compile code very quickly. A much lower priority is games. I wouldn’t mind being able to run games like bio shock medium settings, but this is not nearly as important as the productivity. An ssd may also be nice, but lower priority. Also I want to be able to overclock a little. Amd or intel works.
This does not need include an os, keyboard or mouse, or monitor.
there really isnt much difference between this and a amd build. AMD is great for bitcoin/mining rigs and good for gaming rigs. There wont be a big difference in price or parts, you will still get around the same parts. Plus the i7 is right now the best for video editing/rendering/animation which is what you are going to be doing. Sorry for the later response btw