Hi everybody. Just as the title says, I'm considering building a computer for someone for Christmas. I built my own PC maybe 8 months ago, but I went for pretty top dollar (as far as I'm concerned) gaming equipment. She just needs something that can handle some games and do digital art stuff. I'm pretty clueless as to what resources digital art takes on a PC, but I know it can't be as bad as editing huge video files or anything. This wouldn't be a computer that needs to run Witcher 3 at it's highest settings or anything. Any thoughts or advice? Directions I should go? I did a kind of mock up on Newegg just thinking of a cheaper version of mine... It was still around $1000. I would like to spend around $400-500 on this project. But the longer I look at it, the more I think buying a piece of Best Buy's junk would be the better option. I'm not to sure. My intent was to build a better PC for less than Best Buy could offer, but I'm not sure.
Let me know if you've got any experience with digital art and the resources/PC parts required for it.