I've been putting this off for sometime now but I need a new set-up for graphic/web design. I do my works in Adobe Creative Suite 4 and do web coding projects. I don't game or do video editing so there isn't a need for a top-top-top of line set-up (considering I already do all my work on a 2007 MacBook Pro with a 1.83Ghz and 2GB of memory).
I'm hoping to have this build in a month and have somewhat a tight budget of up to $1,000. Freelancing haven't paid well yet so getting a Mac Desktop is out of the picture. I used to be a young computer builder but ever since I fell into the Mac side, haven't been in the building scene for a while. Keep in mind I will be building this from scratch with no leftover parts
I already have an idea of what I'm looking to get:
Hello, glad you've decided to leave the dark side.
$1000 is a rather large budget, it certainly isn't tight. I'm not sure if the parts you've picked are filling that budget but as a guess I wouldn't think so. Your parts are old and I would prefer to do a newer build for you.
Didn't include OS as you didn't
You could swap the 1TB for a 500GB if you know you don't need it.
The motherboards IGP supports 2 monitors
I think this is the best PC for your work. It will have plenty of go yet is very cheap.
Of course you could get a lot more with your large budget, though I don't think this is the best way. Even if you think you will need more performance in the future I would go with this one. This is because AMD and Intel are launching new CPUs and so in 6 months you would be able to pay 500 dollars and get something which will easily out perform a $1000 now PC.
You could though get an SSD, have a read on them and decide if you want though maybe you just want to save the money.