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Build Advice for Photo Shop

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August 29, 2009 1:34:22 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 1 month

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop, other photo editing software, gaming, web

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, Intel...Whichever works best.

OVERCLOCKING: minimal

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: you tell me?

MONITOR RESOLUTION: ???

PRICE: $1000 tops

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need at least a TB HDD.

My wife's small photography business is becoming more serious. I built a system about five years a go which literally takes several minutes to complete one action in PS. Single core, onboard crap graphics, etc. (you get the point).

I want to build a new system, but I have become overloaded with all of the current technology. I was thinking something like this:

http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/BundleDragn/index.html...

I know the PSU is weak, and the HDD is slow, but is it a good baseline for PS?

I was thinking maybe a small SSD for the OS, but I'm not sure it is worth it.


Any thoughts on a system that would be descent for Photoshop? I guess this is a bang for the buck question?

August 29, 2009 5:25:20 AM

must admit that is a fairly good system, and that price is great. you don't find pcs like those at fry's or bestbuy for less than $1500. Instead of the ssd, I would probably buy that pc and also order a few more hard drives (maybe 2 or 3; I don't know how much storage you need) and put them in a raid 0 formation. Don't forget the moniter though because that system doesn't come with one.
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