I'm trying to maximize the value, performance, and future of this machine. I don't want to upgrade anything for a long time if I can. I'll be using this for gaming and for school, as a video design major.
Budget: around 400$
Where: USA, California
Programs: Blender, a little photoshop
Games: Stuff like Bioshock Infinite, trying to future proof
Here is the current build I've been working on. Not entirley happy with the motherboard, but I think it's good value for the money. I have my own power supply, it's old, but as long as it doesn't break anything I'd like to keep it.
I've left out things I don't need, like the optical drive, peripherals, and os.
Thanks for helping :)