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PC Build for Business, Photo Editing, School



Hey guys, I'm trying to build my first PC and have done some research but I wanted to know what you guys think of this items list. Will it all be compatible and also is it worth building individually or should I just buy a pre-made PC? It will mostly be for schooling/business planning/photo editing. I appreciate any constructive feedback stay blessed and God Speed.

https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=6LDzo CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99) CPU Cooler: AMD Wraith Stealth Cooler (Included with CPU) (-) Motherboard: MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX ATX AM4 ($114.99) GPU: AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB XFX RS XXX ($189.99) Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-3200 C16 ($61.99) Storage PCIe-SSD: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVME M.2 Solid State Drive ($64.99) Power Supply: Corsair CX Series CX450M 450W ATX 2.4 Power Supply ($69.99) Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 205 Mid Tower Case ($69.99) Total: $691.93

Alex Glawion

CG Hardware Specialist @ CGDirector
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Jun 12, 2020
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Hey Jay,
If that's the kind of budget you are working with, I'd recommend to build yourself for optimal value and performance.

Even though the parts are on the lower end of the scale, the performance will be sufficient for the workloads you listed.