Question Suggest a new System

aditya4pc

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Hello All,
I want to build a new system, so looking for suggestion. My budget is approx 450-500 USD.
Need suggestion regarding CPU, MObo, RAM and optional graphic card. I already have a case, SSD and others. I prefer intel cpu.
I use Adobe products a lot, photo and video editing sometimes. I am not a gamer, but i might play sometimes.

Thanks
 
Intel
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel - Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor | $149.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | ASRock - B365 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $94.02 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory | $66.98 @ Newegg Business
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $209.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $520.88
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-17 22:22 EDT-0400 |
AMD
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor | $159.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard | ASRock - Fatal1ty B450 GAMING K4 ATX AM4 Motherboard | $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $64.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB XC GAMING Video Card | $209.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $514.96
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-17 22:26 EDT-0400 |
The AMD cpu has 2 more cores and 10 more threads than the I5. It also can overclock on the included motherboard and led cooler, something the I5 cannot do. The ram is limited to 2666 for intel, but not for AMD.

All of this combined means AMD will be better at video editing and comparable at photo editing as the i5. This cpu is a little weeker dor gaming, but you wont notice this with the 1660.
 
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aditya4pc

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Thanks again remixislandmusic
The AMD looks impressive. I never used AMD. I use Windows 10 64b. Some of the software I use daily are Dreamweaver, Adobe photoshop, sometimes lightroom and Premier pro, Visual Studio, over 20 browser windows/tabs etc
Please suggest a cheaper Graphic Card.
One more question regarding the RAM, 1x16 GB is better or 2x8GB.

I am checking the price online with regards to your suggestions.
 
Well I had never used AMD before untill least year. I now use a Ryzen CPU daily and am impressed with just how much performance i get. My cpu cost $65 and performs like a Core I3 8100 which is $125.

2x8gb generally delivers better performance compared to 1x16 since it has double the bandwidth available.

For a video card I would suggest a GTX 1060 6gb. It still performs very well.
 

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