So my beloved laptop has just died and I thought to my self what better time than to build my own PC.
If you could give me some ideas on what I need and don't need as well as where I can get it from it would be much appreciated, I would also like to know some recommendations on parts and what will and won't work with each other. This is my first ever build so any help is appreciated.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month.
Budget Range: $600 Approx.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photo editing (Photoshop, Cinema 4D. Some Minecraft and Movie editing (Sony Vegas)
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS and possibly Monitor.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Nowhere in particular, Preferably in Australia
Parts Preferences: Looking at buying a Thermaltake Soprano Computer Tower Case w/o PSU
SLI or Crossfire: Sorry but not sure what that is. An explanation would be great.
Monitor Resolution: Unknown at this time.
Additional Comments: Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
P.S: I Live In Australia But I Can Use Online Stores.
This is as close as I could get to $600 AUS
giving you a quad core for video editing, a 1TB HDD for storage and a very basic video card for Photos and light gaming. I have suggestions at bottom on upgrades. a dual core would be slightly cheaper, but video editing would be slow.
Mwave in the US is a good place, so hopefully it is in Australia also.
The system components would be cheaper in the US, but the shipping would kill off any savings
I used one of my favorite low cost cases, NZXT 210, instead of the Soprano, as Mwave didn't carry it. maybe you can find it locally.
Living in Australia and trying to build a decent computer on a $600 budget is going to be very hard because of the prices being high even online and you still are limited online to those places that will ship to australia. I would try to save some more and build up the budget or try to find a prebuilt online for a reasonable price.
As you can see by the build already posted that you don't get much and the ram and video card are not good enough for what you want to do but that's all that you can get with the budget you have and that build went over the $600.
The option that I would suggest is to go with that build and as you get more money add another set of 4gb of ram and then upgrade the video card later but in between you'll have to make do with what you have.