A friend of mine recently had his 2011 iMac break and Apple want to charge him at least £800 to fix it, which is extortionate!
I have convinced him to go PC instead for around about the same price (£800 - £900), to get better performance.
He does a fair bit of graphic design work and mostly uses Adobe suite. He also would like to do a bit of gaming (with the PC replacing his Xbox One).
He isn't too bothered about the looks of the PC, so the case isn't too big an issue. Although if you feel the Nova would be a pain to build in please suggest something else!
I haven't built in a while so I'm a bit out the loop so would like to run it past you guys before he goes ahead and buys parts.
What do you think of the below build?:
PCPartPicker part list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JpbvkT
Price breakdown by merchant: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JpbvkT/by_merchant/
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor (£239.94 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£23.97 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: Asus PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard (£88.72 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£121.18 @ More Computers)
Storage: Sandisk Z400s 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£59.99 @ Ebuyer)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 4GB AORUS 4G Video Card (£206.58 @ CCL Computers)
Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case (£26.99 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£49.80 @ Aria PC)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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