BUDGET RANGE: The cheaper the better, if possible.
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Editing raw images, photoshop, converting dvds to iphone format and surfing the internet.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, monitor and speakers.
PARTS REQUIRED: Case and Video card. (For Photoshop and a non TN screen in the future.)
SOFTWARE REQUIRED: Windows 7
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or what ever site has the best price.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I prefer intel, specifically i5-750.
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050
I decided to increase my budget and build my girlfriend a pc that will last (I think) her sometime. I'm really close to pulling the trigger. But, before I commit, I would really appreciate some feed back.
I'm hoping to build a fast, quiet and stable pc for my girlfriend. My girlfriend is a novice photographer. She currently owns a 2 year old Dell. The "thing" is so bog-down with background applications that it reminds me of a ps1. When ever I try to use her pc to surf the web, I end up walking away frustated and using my iphone instead. So, it's very important that I build a pc capable of handling Norton Virus and the 50 or so background applications she is bound to install.
I have a few questions. Is the psu overkill? I will be reusing her dvd drive and 3 other hard drives. I may over clock the cpu, but not anytime soon. I will also be adding a
video card. Regarding windows 7 OEM, if I plan to format her drive down the line, will I encounter issues?
It looks OK, though I do not know much about that exact model (I've been using ATI recently). But since the cooler is pretty small it is probably not too much of a power hog. That said, you probably could go lower ,but I don't think it will save you much (cost wise).