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    • looking to do my first build. will be using the pc for photo editing, video production and music production. I'll be using software like Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Fruity Loops & Pro Tools. this will be my first build and I'm on a budget. Trying to stay under $800 (I'm sure I'm pushing my luck haha). Please let me know if I'm on the right track with my parts list for what I'm trying to build and for the budget that I have. MoBo - AMD Ryzen B350 DDR4 CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 1600 GPU - GTX 1050ti SSD - Samsung 970 500GB RAM - Ballistix Sport LT 2x8GB PSU - EVGA 600w bronze CASE - NZXT s340 Mid Tower Total Cost of Build pre tax & monitor and keyboard $960 which is a bit more than where I want to be, but I don't see any areas I can cut back on without impacting performance.   Thanks in advance!
    • I want to get a good first gmaing computer however I am worried about compatibility and cpu bottlenecking and if it is actually good, any help or tips on the build is appreciated. I want top be able to play games such as: PUBG and Far Cry 5 at a solid 60fps and 1080p Also VR is something I would like to be able to do with this computer Overclocking is something I am sceptable about as I am new but hopefully something I can do to an extent. Again  any tips at all would be nice. I would like to keep it as close too £1000    GPU:   EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) 08G-P4-5173-KR   CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600   Power Supply: EVGA 600w1 80+ white   RAM: Cosaire Vengeance LPX 16gb (2 8gb) DDR4 3000gz   MotherBoard: Msi b350 Tomahawk   Storage: WD Blue 1tb Kinston SSDNow 120gb 2.5inch   Case: Game Max Falcon White   OS: Windows 10Home/Pro Edition    

       
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    • Hi i m planing to build a pc and i want a cheap choice for now and later to upgrade  (maybe 1 or 2 years). so i want to ask you for a  budget (for now) but upgradable ryzen .(500 euro) later i want to upgrade with ryzen 5 2600x or something newer untill then , and a rx 580 8gb. i have ssd and hdd and case (250 samsung/500 toshiba/fractal design c). i have a monitor for now(an old lg 1080p) but i must buy a new ,so if you have something in mind i ll appreciate.    
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    • That's a pretty powerful system, so you'll definitely need a good amount of cooling. That case looks fine. It's an ATX case and you have an ATX board. If you want to go even cheaper, there are other alternatives but I typically suggest going with a good case to start with as it's one of those components that you can take along with you for several upgrades.