Looking to build a new computer for a friend It'll mainly be for producing music, and everyday use. It will need to have the monitor and OS included in price. I don't need anything special for the keyboard/mouse/etc. The case doesn't need to be fancy at all. Looking to keep the price around 600$ with all peripherals, but I can flex up to 700$ max. If you think 600$ is too much and I can spend less, please feel free to help me with comments and lowering the budget. Thank you!
Approximate Purchase Date: July
Budget Range: 400-700$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Music production, internet, college work
Are you buying a monitor: Yes - must be included in price
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, most likely Windows 8.1
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Whatever pcpartpicker chooses!
Location: United States!
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: Would like at least 1920x1080
I would look up the programs you use, and see if Intel or AMD works better for what you do. The integrated graphics in either build is fine for general computer use, and you could always add a GPU down the road if you ever want to get into gaming.