What's up everyone, looking for some help building a PC. I have never built a PC before but I want to start mapping out the parts and get an idea of how much everything will cost. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming up and I am hoping I can build this on the cheap without sacrificing quality.
I need to be able to run apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Outlook, Spotify and Skype simultaneously. Gaming is not a priority but would like to be able to at least run games like GTAIV smoothly.
Budget Range: $700-$800 after rebate
System usage from most to least important: Multitasking (just a boat load of programs that need flawless switching between/fast loading), gaming.
Parts not required: keyboard, mouse, speakers and OS
Preferred websites for parts: does not matter, just want to make sure they are reliable and affordable.
At least 1 TB HD
Dual Monitors- Open to suggestions but something with high pixel density (1980x1080) and 20+ inches. Will be using for movies as well.
Also, I'm not a fan of a light up case. I might be leaving it on overnight in my room and the less light/noise it produces would be ideal, but performance and cost take precedence.
For $800 you wont get anything very good with 2 screens.Just the 2 screens will eat up almost half you budget.
If you willing to settle for 1 screen though I can tell you that an i7 will be the cpu you need.Add to that a mid range GPU like the 7870 or 7950 and save on the rest.Choose a decent CPU though,and by decent I mean a good quality one.