8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2017 10:26 AM by Peru Bob

    Building my first workstation, need Hardware suggestions!

    John Dagklis



      I want to get into Motion Graphics professionally and I'm looking to invest in my first workstation but i would like to be able to play new demanding games as they come out as well. The programs i am running the most and i want to optimize most for, are After Effects CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC and Cinema 4D. I'm not savvy at all when it comes to hardware though so here i am!


      My setup for the last few years has been the same and it's been used mostly for Gaming.


      OS: Windows 10 Enterprise

      CPU: i5-4690K @ 3.50 GHz, 4 cores

      GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660

      Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97-HD3

      RAM: 12 GB

      SSD: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB

      HDD: 1TB WDC

      PSU: CoolerMaster SilentProM 1000W


      What would you all recommend i should keep (if any) and what should i replace? I have a budget of around a thousand euros.


      Thanks in advance and apologies if the topic is tiring for people but speaking for myself i am at a loss since i am just starting out.