- 52 months ago
I'm interested in building my first desktop PC. I currently have a 15" Macbook Pro Retina but I feel like I need something more powerful for CAD and some gaming. I will be using this as my dedicated Windows work station.
My parent's are giving me $300 to help me with the build and I am willing to put in 500-600 of my own money for the computer. I was looking at the Intel i5 6500 as it's a pretty new processor and have seen good things about it. I am thinking about putting in a MSI R9 380 4G GPU, as that should be good enough for basic CAD wok and gaming. I need a solid good looking case, preferably under $100 with an optical bay slot. Looking at the NZXT s340, but it lacks an optical drive.
I already have a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I am interested in getting a better mouse that is good to use for long periods of time and isn't too expensive. I need Windows OS as well. My friend gave me his used EVGA 500B PSU. I did the paperclip test and it still runs and seems to work well.
Would like a black/ white or black/red color scheme for the system.
I appreciate the help.