Hi I am going to start buying parts for a new build for cs6. My old computer ran cs3 great, but struggles on 6. I have some parts already, and an idea of what I want. I would like to go up to $100 on the case to give me some major expansion room down the road.
From my old PC I have an EVGA Nvidia GTX 260 core 216. I also have a Samsung 1tb 7200 rpm drive. There are an additional (2) Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 320gb drives. I forget what the power supply is, but it is more than sufficient. I already have either win7 x32 or x64 so I don't need to buy an OS.
I recently got a new 1tb portable drive (usb 3.0) and so usb3 is a must. I would prefer to get a second 1tb to run raid, and as SSD for OS or scratch (maybe both). I really want to have 16gb of ram... my current computer has 4gb ddr2, and when I looked and the cost of an upgrade - I decided it would be better to do the whole thing!
Please advise! I read a lot of great build on here today, but nothing really fit what I'm looking for.
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I also have a Blu-Ray burner in the mail as we speak. And a lightscribe drive out of my old HP. I thought the Nvidia GTX 260 card was still ranked pretty high for how old it is. - http://www.hwcompare.com/13547/geforce-gtx-260-vs-gefor... - though at 3 times the wattage it is a bit hungry! My power supply is 450 watts - and was very nice when I got it (not a cheapo), so I don't need one of those. Should I put the money from the drives and power supply into more RAM or an SSD?
Also I should mention that that cap has overhead for rebates a-plenty. I can spend more now and wait to get it back...