HannahsDad wrote in post #18486914
Just replaced my stock HP Pavilion 810-330qe with a custom build. I was lucky enough to get one of the first I7-8700K processors. My specs:
Motherboard: ASUS Z370-E
Processor: Intel I7-8700K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB 4 x 16GB DDR4-3200 (64GB total)
SSDs: 3 x 1TB Samsung EVO 840 (for data) and one 250GB Samsung EVO 850 for Operating System
Video: ASUS STRIX GeForce 1070
Optical Drives: HP CH30L and an LG WH16NS40 (BluRay Burner)
Monitors: HP 27xi (x2), both on HDMI
Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2 Gold
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit)
Case: Corsair 230T
Backups: IO Safe G3 3TB and IO Safe G3 6 TB (USB 3.0)
It's a screamer, now. I run Photoshop CC, Lightroom Classic and Adobe Premiere Pro. No gaming (no time!)
Just to throw my two cents in, I would also make sure that it has an ample power supply and cooling. When I built mine from scratch, I used a 750 Watt power supply because of the CPU cooling and power needs of the video card. As far as cooling goes, I went with a liquid cooler and have been very pleased. I don't overclock, so I don't have to worry about overheating my core temps. Also, if they have a BluRay burner option, I would get it. Finally, remember that you can "point" your links to your documents, videos, pictures, etc, to a location other than what the default is. I have all of my data on separate hard drives and when I click on "Documents" it opens up the folder on my third SSD drive. There is a great explanation of doing this at https://www.pcworld.com ...e-drive-or-partition.html.
Finally, if you do decide to tweak it to overclock the processor or memory, there is a great little utility called "UserBenchmark", available at http://www.userbenchmark.com/, so that you can see how your PC stacks up against others AND so that you can make tweaks to it and see if it really helps.
Just my opinion on a new build. It's worth what you paid for it, so if you don't agree with parts of it, I completely understand. But, like you, I overbuilt in anticipation of using this machine for a while. Also, with the new video card, you may want to consider getting a 4K monitor. I did and love them. Good luck in your plans!