I am a graphic designer (using mainly Adobe CS6), musician (Reaper with lots of vst plugins).
My computer died a couple of days ago (apparently the power supplied died and somehow damaged the motherboard... I changed the power supply, but can't load Windows...)
I've started looking for a new computer, but I have been out of the loop for some time and I am clueless as what to get.
I will be reusing parts of the old computer (hard drive, keyboard, mouse, tablet, monitors) and my budget is $500-550.
I've considered getting a Mac Mini (2011), but I am concerned I might not be able to use it for recording... I also do not want to purchase any new software, so I will need a PC, fast enough for graphic design and recording projects.
Your help and ideas for building/buying one will be greatly appreciated!