I'm a graphic designer, my 5yr old son loves video games so I'd figure building a PC would give us some much needed bonding time and we'd both get to hopefully learn some cool things along the way.
My previous desktop was ancient, I could barely use Photoshop on it & PC games where out of the question. My son & I have a PS4 so we really didn't need a crazy machine with a $300 GPU for gaming. I just wanted a "light" gaming rig that could handle photo/video editing, word processing & maybe some Minecraft for my son.
As my first build I just wanted something simple for us, an all-purpose desktop that I could upgrade every year if needed. Even though I'm a designer I know very little about the internals of a computer, how to build one so I seeked advice on here, what parts to get & how to stay within budget. Walter_Quadkite, a member here gave me a list of the parts that my current build is using. I was going nuts trying to figure out what setup I should build so I just went for it.
I think my only mistake was ordering the ASRock Z97M Pro4 & the Intel Core i5-4440. The motherboard can handle overclocking but the CPU can't, I missed the whole "K" at the end. So now I got a CPU that cant OC but a MOBO that could handle one. So I'm guessing down the road I could purchase a processor with OC capabilities since I already have the MOBO to handle one? I think I'm understanding this correctly?
Let me know what you guys think? Suggestions are welcome. I'm on a budget but what would up change around? I want to add another SSD, something large. I wanted to have at least 16GB total memory & maybe a better GPU down the road but my current one can handle basically any game I throw at it.
All and all I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I'd like make everything a little neater inside, I was also hoping to make everything match, color wise but I guess that can wait.