I used logical increments and PCPartpicker to put together something in the ballpark of what I think I want. Right now it's sitting on the high side of my budget. I'm looking for ways to improve my choices.
Uses: Gaming, Streaming, Video editing, Art (Photoshop and the like), 3D modeling, programming. (Windows and Linux)
I chose the Xeon over an i5 because my understanding is that more cores will help with the more processor intensive editing tasks and it's cheaper than the equivalent i7 because its clockspeed is locked. i have no interest in overclocking so that isn't a downside to me.
I'll be gaming at 1080p 60hz. The 970 may be overkill for that, I'm not sure.
My choice of one 8GB Stick of RAM vs 2x4GB is because I'll probably be adding more later if/as I need it.
I have no idea what to pick when it comes to MOBO/Case/Power Supply or Drives brands. I felt like I was practically picking randomly.
Any help is appreciated.
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