25 months ago
I'm from the Caribbean, so local prices are murder for poor quality, outdated pc parts and pre-built PCs as well. Buying on Amazon seems like the better option, even with paying shipping fees (roughly $30 US) on each part. Everything I have home is decrepit so it's a bit of an emergency, but seeing as I have shipping to pay, I'm still willing to wait for Cyber Monday or these "tech deals" I keep hearing about.
The goal is some gaming and to start dipping my foot into content creation. I'm teaching myself to code and hope to get into animation. Never built anything before though. I want something where I can have Photoshop and maybe Illustrator open without having to close all the other apps. I want fast movement through the adobe suite. I'm not going to be Maya ready for a while, but I want something that will eventually be able to run that smoothly, since I'm doing a course and am going to hit that in about a year. GPUs are just over my head right now, (eg, crypto-mining is over my head)
Is this a good starter arrangement? That I can upgrade later on when ram and video cards come down in price? Yay or nay? Do I need a sound card? Also - 3.5" HDDs are cheaper? Quality issue? Or try to find a 2TB HDD for the money? I plan to add an SSD 250GB when I save up again and reinstall windows and key software on that instead, so would a lower quality HDD be better in a capacity vs quality way?
Any feedback is appreciated. This is about 9,000 dollars in my local money, which is about a month and a half salary-wise, so I'm terrified about messing it up!