7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 8, 2015 9:51 AM by RoninEdits

    What do you think of this build?


      Aiming to get a computer for my school where I will be using a range of the Adobe CC...mainly Premiere...Lightroom...Photoshop..(with a bit of Blender 3D)


      School doesn't want me to spend a fortune...so I have to ensure I get the best bang for buck possible....ie. not over spend.


      Rang a local supplier and he suggested one of their packaged solutions would get better value for money than a full custom build.


      He recommended this as a value starting point. (I can request some changes.)


      This is what comes in the box:


      CPU:Intel Core i5 6600K
      MOTHERBOARD:Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 Motherboard
      GRAPHICS:GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming, 2GB
      MEMORY:Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) 2400MHz DDR4
      SSD:Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD
      CASE:Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Case
      HDD:Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB, ST1000DM003
      POWER:Cooler Master GM Series 550W Power Supply
      OS:Probably Windows 10 Enterprise (We have access to anything here)



      $1899 Australian Dollar


      First change I'd make is probably adding a 3TB drive. I wonder also about putting in an i7 Processor and more memory..say 16gb.


      What do you think?


      They do have another pre built solution here..that on the surface seems better? I wonder if a GTX960 may be better value for money though.




      CPU:Intel Core i7 6700
      MOTHERBOARD:Gigabyte GA-H170-HD3 Motherboard
      GRAPHICS:GIGABYTE GeForce GTX970 Windforce OC, 4GB
      MEMORY:Kingston 8GB (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4
      SSD:Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD
      CASE:Corsair Carbide 200R Black ATX Case, Window
      HDD:Seagate Barracuda 3TB, ST3000DM001
      POWER:Silverstone Strider Essential 600W Power Supply
      OS:Probably Windows 10 Enterprise (Licencing agreement gives us choice)



      $1999 Australian Dollar


      Maybe I'm better off actually just building it from ground up....but can maybe modify one of these systems.


      Thanks for any thoughts!