Budget workstation for $700?

I didn’t have much time to look around… but $700 is tight for what you are doing. The GTX 1060 here is only the 3GB version, but if you can find a little more you can get an RX 570 or a 1060 6GB. Here is a start:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($134.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Asus - PRIME A320M-K Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Newegg Business)
Memory: Patriot - Viper Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SSC GAMING Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - 600W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $738.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-06-02 01:35 EDT-0400

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I’m basically new to building pcs and have absolutely no clue how or what I should build for a budget workstation. I will be using this PC for photo editing, video editing and rendering images with apps such as Adobe Photoshop, Maxon Cinema 4D, Sony Vegas and Adobe Illustrator. I will also be using this PC for very light gaming and don’t expect much graphics wise and would settle for 1080p on medium settings.

This PC should be able to handle very large files in photoshop as most graphics packs I use are around 3-4GB in file size. I would also like it to be able to render C4D images in a very fast time as my current PC can take up to 2 hours😂

I may also in future use this PC for streaming and recording in the future for my YouTube channel.

I would preferably have a laptop as that would mean I would bring it everywhere but I would maybe settle for an ITX build that I would easily bring between my different houses and studios.

If you have any recommendations or build suggestion please send me them as it would help me greatly! Thanks a lot - Cardinal Graphics