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Lightroom/Photoshop/Premiere Build - $600-$700

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August 30, 2013 12:28:03 PM

Here is what I've picked out. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/codisinc/saved/2hLG
I would appreciate some advice on if there are better parts or better use of my money. I'm going to use my current case, I already have 5 hard drives in it.

My current setup is a Intel core 2 quad Q9550 @ 2.83ghz and 6gb of unmatched ram.

Also would like to know if I should upgrade my current PSU and Video Card for the new build.
Current PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Current Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month or two


Budget Range: Around $600-$700


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Lightroom 5 60%, Photoshop CS6 25%, Premiere CS6 15%


Parts Not Required: case, psu, hard drives, video card mentioned above


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg


Country: US, miami


Parts Preferences: Intel


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: Not Sure


Monitor Resolution: 1080P


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August 30, 2013 12:31:32 PM

if you decided not to OC, why includes expensive noctua cooler in the list?
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August 30, 2013 12:38:42 PM

maybe it will help. SSD will boost your overall speed and workflow

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($254.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $669.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 15:36 EDT-0400)
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August 30, 2013 12:45:15 PM

AMD Radeon said:
maybe it will help. SSD will boost your overall speed and workflow

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($254.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $669.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 15:36 EDT-0400)


I just presumed that the cooler the CPU the better.
Is there a reason you chose an i5? From what I understand the i7 having hyperthreading will see a significant improvement in the software I'm using over an i5.
I have been considering an SSD for my bootdrive as well. If it isn't used for the lightroom catalogue or photoshop scratch disks, will I notice much difference besides boot times and programs opening?
Would also prefer an ATX sized mobo as I have a large case.
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