4 months ago
I'm looking at building a desktop primarily for architectural drawing and light CAD use. No heavy multi-tasking projects. I don't intend for this machine to be used for gaming at all. Some of the pertinent build requirements are listed below.
Budget: $500 USD.
This is for the machine only with no peripherals. Honestly, lower is better if possible. I'm not sure what kind of requirements I need but looking at the software I'll be using, it doesn't seem extremely high so I'm optimistic.
Use: CAD software/drawing and file conversions
Don't worry about including a monitor or anything!
Operating System: Windows 10
Don't be worried about including this in the price. I'll probably just not activate a Windows 10 license for free.
I realize it may be cheaper to buy a pre-built machine. If you think so I'd love to hear your recommendations. I've just heard people had good luck with putting saving some money by building. Thanks in advance. I really appreciate any help I can get.