I am trying to keep things under 1200$ I am building this specifically for video and graphic design. I use hardcore adobe everything (CS6) and I also use cinema 4D. I like to play games like minecraft and dishonored. I also would like to play diablo 3.
What i need help with is for you to tell me if this build will be capable. I haven't ever built a computer before so I am going big. I got 1200$ to blow. (includes money for monitor/keyboard) So i guess i have like 1000 dollars.
From what I see the build looks good, but I would change a few things
- 16 gb of ram is way overkill for gaming, get the corsair vengeance low profile 2x4 gb
- get the nividia gtx 560ti or 660 if you want to spend $50 more
- get the ax650 not the tx 650 unless you want alot of extra cables
- get the 1tb hard drive, and if you feel like having a challenge, get a 60 gb ssd to cache to your hard drive
I am definitely keeping the RAM. This is mainly for video editing so yea im keeping it. Also keeping the 2tb hard drive. I need it. And the 1200 budget includes the monitor and crap so its really a 1000$ budget. But i appreciate your input. I would like to hear more.
I agree, keep that amount of RAM because of all your video/photo editing. I have a similar build that I will be purchasing soon, same budget and I need everything from the mouse to monitor and OS. I am getting Win7 Pro just so I can add more RAM down the road, since Win7 Home only allows 16GB max.
I recommend getting this monitor too, it's an IPS panel so you get better viewing and it's roughly the same price as the one you picked out. I have it included in my build below.
Yea in the near future i will get a SSD. I can't believe how expensive they are. I didn't include the operating system because I am just gonna "download" windows 7 ultimate. I would get windows 8 but honestly i think it is really lame. Thank you all for the input.