Re: Good for gaming & graphic design? (modeling/photoshop)
Ok, first of all, People dont realize CSS is about a six year old game, and not that graphically intense. Most dell and acer and HP retail desktops can play it on high settings now.
But of course building your own is way better, but there are a few things i need to know. You gave a budget, good, but do you need all parts? or do you plan on using some you already have? Also you dont have a graphics card listed, and that would be most important for any 3d program.
edit* O i see that the biostar has the HD4200 onboard with HD out. While this may handle CS, you really are better off with a dedicated gpu, especially for modeling/animating. But, since you are on a budget, the onboard may be a good choice for now, until you can get more funds.
Get back to me, I can make this work on your budget.
Posted from my Nexus7