Question $1000 Digital Art Build, Recommendations?


Oct 14, 2016
  • Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in November
  • Budget Range: Around $1000, more or less.
  • System Usage from Most to Least Important:
    • Drawing (with a tablet monitor)
    • Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator)
    • Maybe some light video editing (Premiere)
    • Gaming (very least important)
  • Are you buying a monitor: Yes, probably a Huion tablet monitor but I'm open to suggestions
  • Parts to Upgrade: Fresh build
  • Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 10)
  • Preferred Website(s) for Parts: but that's not definitive.
  • Location: West suburbs of Chicago
  • Parts Preferences: No preference
  • Overclocking: No
  • SLI or Crossfire: No preference (I barely know what that is)
  • Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (open to suggestions)
  • Additional Comments: Would prefer a compact form factor but that's a very low priority preference. We'll probably only use one monitor (the tablet) but I do have a spare monitor so the possibility of plugging in a second would be nice.
  • Why?: This computer will be for my daughter who is seriously into art and now getting into digital art.


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PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($194.79 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($219.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA SU800 128 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($32.03 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($70.81 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($33.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING OC PRO Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1382.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-21 11:39 EDT-0400

I didn't include the monitor just to see if you're willing to go that far. How old is your daughter? If she's doing some high level of work you should look at some large IPS panels.