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*Cheapest* Feed the Beast / Photoshop build

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May 5, 2014 9:33:01 AM

Hey gang,

Right now I'm trying to figure out the cheapest possible build for Feed the Beast (minecraft) and maybe Photoshop also.

I would like to spend less then 300, but if i'm dreaming let me know ha! I already have a monitor so I would not need to worry about that.

I currently have a laptop i7-2670qm - ram 8 GB - 250 SSD. It works well for Photoshop but it cant for its life run Minecraft Feed The Beast, and it struggles with aftereffects.

What are your thoughts?

PS I have no brand preferences! Additionally, I don't mind using older hardware as long as it works!
May 5, 2014 10:17:15 AM

Photosop: minimum to work moreless comfortable: (4 core CPU, imo: i5 is minimum, 8GB ram (16 prefered - depends on what type projects You work), any MB imo: price/performance best is asrock h87 fatal1ty..., any GPU). Feed The Beast = (core i3..., 4gb ram, mb: any, GPU = GF gtx 650 ti will do the job. Dont know about prices but i dont think that you be able to build it around 300. (gf gtx650ti= 120$ on ebay, asrock mobo=150$, ram 8bg = 80-90$, and you need to add cpu, psu, hdd, case) Photoshop requierments are quite high (depends on projects) but less than 4core cpu and 8gb ram is not a good idea.

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May 5, 2014 10:45:17 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $319.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 13:45 EDT-0400)
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