Budget $350-$550 Photoshop PC Build Tags: New Build Photoshop Systems Product Last response: November 29, 2009 4:25 AM in Systems Share DaChicagoBearz November 28, 2009 8:05:27 PM 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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... 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! More about : budget 350 550 photoshop build sonic-boom November 28, 2009 10:02:55 PM This Ram faster and cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Drop down to a 550w Corsair, no need 650w for a 4850. m 0 l DaChicagoBearz November 28, 2009 10:42:37 PM 550w costs more m 0 l Related resources Looking for help building a $550 (£350)ish budget gaming pc - Forum First Budget Gaming Build £350/$550 - Forum Best Budget PC Build ($350-$450) - Forum First Gaming PC build. $350 budget maybe a little bit over - Forum Looking to build a budget Autocad, Revit, Photoshop, Solidworks PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sonic-boom November 28, 2009 10:44:01 PM Oh yeh, good deal nevermind.Def switch the ram though. m 0 l batuchka November 29, 2009 4:25:34 AM 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/ite... NZXT Beta EVO Case http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... Grand Total = $541 Video review for case http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiXDgIMZ1sk m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking for a REALLY low budget (around $350) gaming pc (build?) Forum SolvedNeed help to build my first Gaming PC ($350 - $400 Budget)(18000Php) Forum SolvedCheap PC Build or Prebuilt PC $350 budget Forum SolvedI need help with building my first gaming pc [Tight Budget £300 - £350 max] Forum SolvedHelp me build a gaming pc with budget $500-550 including monitor and shipping Forum SolvedGaming/Photoshop PC build request. ~$1500 budget. Forum SolvedThinking of making my first Gaming PC Build! 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