Hey Everyone, this is my first post. I am looking to finally stray away from mac and go for a new custom pc build. I have never built a pc personally, but knowing how much cheaper it is and how much more tailored my pc can be to my needs, I think it is the best choice for me.
My main use of this pc will be audio recording and editing, specifically in programs like FL Studio and Ableton, CAD work on programs like Solidworks and Pro Engineer, some light gaming (I have no intention of playing games on high or ultra settings, I just want them to be able to run reasonably well if possible), and of course general internet browsing, video streaming, the normal stuff. Also I do not intend to overclock this pc, as I have no clue how to do that, and based on what I want to use the computer for, I don't see it as vital.
What I have so far is as follows. With the OS it comes to just about $930. I'm really hoping to keep it just around this price point, as I'm still a college student and paying out of pocket for a pc is expensive.
Let me know if there are any egregious component incompatibilities or anything like that, or whether certain components should be swapped out for others. Thanks for any help you guys can offer me, I really appreciate it.
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overall, it looks like a good build. $99.99 however is way to much for a HD 6750. for that price, you're looking at an HD 7770 ($99-109). HD 6750 is a $40-50 card. you also have no need for a -K series i5 at all, the 3470 will be just fine for your needs.
dont buy a sound card. see if the on board audio is good enough. you can always add a sound card later. get a ssd it makes all the difference. added a3770 so you can use hyperthreading. the 660 will let you use CUDA.