Heyyy there!! ^-^
So, I'm an absolute noob when it comes to building computers (sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear, lol). I do know some stuff, but not nearly enough to actually... you know, build a decent computer. All of my "techy friends" have very different opinions about what I should focus on when it comes to building my computer, which leaves me at a loss.
Hence, why I'm here!
I'm an artist, a gamer, and a streamer. I often use Photoshop and Illustrator at the same time, or play video games and use video and audio recording softwares simultaneously. I have a sound mixer and a mic that I plug into said sound mixer, and I run some pretty heavy games.
Unfortunately, I only have about $1000 USD to build myself a computer that that handle all that...
Here's the build I threw together (PCPartPicker List):
If you're wondering why I haven't chosen an OS, it's because I already have an unused Windows 10 key.
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" SSD
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
Power: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX PSU
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" 1920x1080
OS: Windows 10 (Got that already tho)
Base Total: $1036.86
Mail-in Rebates: -$65.00
It's a little over $1000, yes, and I'm most likely not going to take the Mail-in Rebates opportunities because those are a pain. However, it's close, and I'm not going to cry over $36.86, I would just prefer the price not go too far over $1000.
I would like to know what I should focus on. I picked a pretty powerful PSU, but I'm trying to take into account all the things that will be plugged into my computer as well. My friends are complaining that I picked an i5, saying that it won't be good enough. It's not really outdated, I mean it's a sixth generation processor, so I don't see what the issue is. An i7 is nearly $100 more than an i5, which wouldn't be too bad if I currently had a way to make money (I'm a freelance digital artist, so without my computer, I'm out of a job).
Would this computer build be good for me or should I go for the i7 and spend less money on a different part or multiple parts?
Or what else could I do to improve upon this build?
Do you have any further advice for me that I should take into account while building a computer?
Pleaaaaseee let me know!
Also, if you just want to build an entirely new computer on PCPartPicker, I wouldn't be opposed to that... I just threw this together and I have no idea what I'm doing.
Thanks so much! <3 ^-^
Edited by Undefined, 13 June 2016 - 09:38 PM.