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Review parts list for first build for digital art/gaming?

lauren-cova

37 months ago

Hey everyone, I've had my laptop for a good few years but it's now not enough for me and I'm ready for a strong reliable PC. I've never put together a computer but I have a couple people that can help me and I'd just like the grander opinion from this forum. The main purposes for this build is digital art (as I'm an illustrator), storage and gaming. I've never been into pc gaming but since I'll have a computer that can handle it, I want to be sure that's covered.

Absolute programs I want to run smoothly: Photoshop, Illustrator, Zbrush, Keyshot, Sketchup, Modo. Other programs I'm interested in learning to run: 3D-Coat, Marvelous Designer, InDesign, Vue, Manga Studio, Cinema 4D, After Effects..

It will probably be a while til I get my hands and brain around all these programs but I want my computer to be able to handle it without issue when the time comes. I also want plenty of storage for files, videos, movies, games, music and photos.

What do you think about this list, anything I should swap out or improve before I start buying anything? Originally my budget was 1,200-1,500 but I've extended it and have no issue with the price my parts are at now.

Also, anyone know if you can program Photoshop shortcuts on the extra keys of a gaming keyboard? Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $200.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $164.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $414.98 @ B&H
Case NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $22.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $82.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor $233.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard $26.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1970.64
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1940.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 18:46 EST-0500

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You might as well go with current technology. I made a new list for you and the only parts that did not change are the case and keyboard. The price went down a couple hundred dollars as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $289.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $26.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $148.98 @ PCM
Storage PNY CS1311 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $379.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Phantom 820 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor QNIX QX2710 Matte 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $224.00 @ Newegg Marketplace
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard $26.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1769.18
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1749.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 19:40 EST-0500

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