Question Any Potential Issues With This Potential Build?

Jul 20, 2020
I'm gettng ready for my first build since early 90s. Right now I'm still chugging along with a 10 year old Win7 Dell XPS 8100 PC. Intel Core i5 650, 16GB Ram and an ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB Graphics card. Yes! For REAL! heh heh

Have been sourcing out the components this past week and have come to a preliminary build config. I'm basing this build around the Intel Core i7-6700 since I already have a new retail unopened box for this, that I've never used yet and I just want to continue using Win7 Pro on a much faster PC that still supports my older programs I use like Adobe CS6 Master Suite, MS Office, etc.

My use case are things like playing around with Photoshop & After Effects, video creation/editing, and other general PC usage. I'm not much of a gamer but may try my hand in a few games over time.

The only thing I haven't figured out yet is new displays. I have a pair of Dell 23" displays ST2310 and they are still going strong after 10 years. But they only have vga, dvi-d and a hdmi ports and my graphics card in my new build will have 2 display ports 1.4 and 1 hdmi 2.0b connections.

Sooo... Any recommendations on a pair of 27" displays with display ports so I don't have to use adapters. I don't need a gaming display, just a good quality display. I need a starting point...

Ok... Here's my potential build. Do you see any potential issues with this config or what I'll be using it for?

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
MB: Gigabyte GA-B250-HD3 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel B250 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX
CPU: Intel Core I7-6700 3.40 GHz 8 M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 2133MHz C13 DDR4 DRAM
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe
HDD: Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch
DVD/CD Writer: LG Internal 24x Super Multi with M-DISC Support SATA Model GH24NSC0B - OEM
Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 1650 DirectX 12 GTX 1650 GAMING X 4G 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready
PS: CORSAIR TX-M Series TX550M CP-9020133-NA 550W ATX12V v2.4 / EPS v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Semi-Modular Power Supply
OS: Win7 Pro




For Photoshop and Premiere I have a pair of Dell UltraSharp 27 inch (U2719D) on my i9-9900KF. It's my third set set of Dell UltraSharp, one on my spare computer (an 17-6700K) and an old set went to the wife.

On your build, I recommend that you add a fast small (250GB) SATA SSD for a scratch disk if you really do much Adobe work, as it really makes a difference, something like a Samsung 860 Pro.
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Jul 20, 2020
Thanks for your reply!

I LIKE that Dell 27" display you're using. That's NICE! Dell seems to make some really nice displays. Gonna have to write a letter to Santa and see what he can do this Xmas. LOL

I'm not a heavy user of the Adobe products... just like to use them for some of my home biz stuff and other personal things. STILL learning about using them productively and for fun. So, I have to ask, though... Just what is that "scratch disk" you mentioned?

Thanks again for your response. Have a GREAT rest of the week!