Budget $350-$550 Photoshop PC Build

Hello, this is a build for my dad (lol), he needs a budget PC for Photoshop and other Multi-Media, able to run lower end games for when my cousins/family/friends come over.


APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This weekend BUDGET RANGE: $350-550 after Rebates.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photoshop, Multi-Media , Internet, Games (Why not, for my cousins that come over :) )

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Headset/Speakers, Operating System

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com (10% Bing Cashback) , Zipzoomfly.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Doesn't Matter

OVERCLOCKING: No
SLI/Crossfire: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1680 x 1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: No Photoshop lag, Runs Cool, You can include bing cashback in your total price, but add that in the end.

Build I'm thinking of:

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128392

Video Card: XFX HD-485X-YDFC Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150337

Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996657 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146871

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103706

CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=HAF_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181&Tpk=500GB%20Samsung%20F3

CD/DVD Drive: Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030&cm_re=Sony_24X-_-27-118-030-_-Product

Total Price after rebates and bing: $530

If anyone can find a way to make this build about $50-100 cheaper without sacrificing too much performance that would be amazing, thank you!
4 answers Last reply
More about budget photoshop build
  1. This Ram faster and cheaper
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=ripjaws-_-20-231-303-_-Product
    Drop down to a 550w Corsair, no need 650w for a 4850.
  2. 550w costs more :o
  3. Oh yeh, good deal nevermind.Def switch the ram though.
  4. Having seen the benches - the addition of a 6mb L3 *does* give performance boost for Photoshop and with current pricing and juicy combos floating around here is a x4 925/CF capable config within your grasp hehe

    Egg items = $471 AR


    Tiger Direct items = $70 AR
    OCZ Mod 600
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4362114&CatId=1483
    NZXT Beta EVO Case
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5310940&CatId=32

    Grand Total = $541

    Video review for case
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiXDgIMZ1sk
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Photoshop Systems Product