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$700-$900 Work Computer (Adobe) build

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February 15, 2010 2:26:48 AM

Hi everyone. I want to thank you all again for your help with my build. It worked out great. I had a small issue of random rebooting that happened to just be too much RAM on the install. The puter has been running since and she is a beast. She works so well that my friend has taken an eye for my work and since his computer just crashed and is 10 years old he asked if I could help him build one. So I agreed. I asked him what he needs it for and like me he just wants Adobe to run smoothly. (Photoshop/Illustrator/Possibly Indesign) Okay so let's get down to it.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Feb-March BUDGET RANGE: $700-$900

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Home/Work Use. Run Adobe Design Programs Smoothly

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: KB/Mouse - Possibly Monitor.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Lets see which is more cost efficient. so Intel AMD or Nvidia or ATI no preference on any other parts.

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1024x768 or larger. Depends on if they decide on a Monitor

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Even though i5 doesn't have Hyperthreading... Would it still run Adobe smoothly? I think he's really trying to save some money than going with a Dell or HP or something. I was trying to build around i5 first. But I'll see if he even wants Intel. AMD may save him some good money as well.

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February 15, 2010 2:11:51 PM

Hi. Here are two options:

1- Option AMD:

CPU $ 159,99 Phenom II X4 955
MOBO $ 178,99 ASUS M4A79T Deluxe
RAM $ 108,99 Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1333
GPU $ 179,99 5770
HDD $ 89,99 Spinpoint F3 1TB
PSU+CASE combo deal $ 139,98 Antec 300 + Antec 550W

Total: $ 857,93 + MIR + SHIPPING

2- Option Intel:

CPU i5-750
MOBO Asus P7P55D-E
HDD Spinpoint F3 1TB
GPU 5770
RAM Crucial Ballistix Tracer 1333
CPU COOLER Hyper 212+
Combo PSU+CASE Antec 300 + Antec 550W

Total: $908,92 + MIR + SHIPPING
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February 15, 2010 2:12:32 PM

Built an i5 on CyberPCPower or something. But for 900 it didn't seem like a bad deal.

Configuration
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-750 2.66 GHz 8M L2 Cache LGA1156 [+20]
HDD: Single Hard Drive (1TB (1TBx1) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] EVGA P55 TR Intel P55V Chipset DDR3 Socket 1156 mATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, & 2 PCIe X1
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair or Major Brand)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB DDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [DirectX 11 Support] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

But he also said he might want i-7 for the hyperthreading.
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February 15, 2010 2:14:26 PM

^Isa mATX and a 5750, IMO aren't good. You need check the CL of the RAM, if is >CL8 isn't good.
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February 15, 2010 2:16:30 PM

AH yeah good find. I didn't look at which motherboard. this was just a quick build. I'll change that.

edit: Perhaps an Asus P7P55D LE Intel P55 Chipset DDR3 LGA1156 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB2.0, SATA-II RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1, & 3 PCI
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February 15, 2010 2:20:33 PM

The i7-860 is $80 more than the i5-750 on newegg right now, and they use the same socket.

Stepping up to an i7-920 would likely add another $200-300 in cpu, mobo, ram...it's not really feasible on most builds below $1500. You could probably get one for $1000-1200 if you went with integrated graphics and cut some other corners, but it's probably not worth it compared to just going with the i7-860.

You could save a little cash by going with this OCZ Platinum 4 GB CAS 7 1333 MHz kit $92 after MIR, including shipping.

You could also save about $40 by going with a 500 GB Samsung Spinpoint or Seagate 7200.12.
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February 15, 2010 2:20:45 PM

Well, check the two builds. If you have some question feel free to ask.
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February 15, 2010 2:21:59 PM

saint19 said:
Well, check the two builds. If you have some question feel free to ask.


Oh id dint see you posted some builds. I'll check em out. Sorry bout that haha.
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February 15, 2010 2:22:31 PM

coldsleep said:
The i7-860 is $80 more than the i5-750 on newegg right now, and they use the same socket.

Stepping up to an i7-920 would likely add another $200-300 in cpu, mobo, ram...it's not really feasible on most builds below $1500. You could probably get one for $1000-1200 if you went with integrated graphics and cut some other corners, but it's probably not worth it compared to just going with the i7-860.

You could save a little cash by going with this OCZ Platinum 4 GB CAS 7 1333 MHz kit $92 after MIR, including shipping.

You could also save about $40 by going with a 500 GB Samsung Spinpoint or Seagate 7200.12.


Get the seagate, the Spinpoint F3 500GB is currently unavailable on newegg.
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February 15, 2010 2:30:38 PM

Yeah my build is an i-7 920 and it cost me roughly 1300. In regard to that, I think i5 is more up his alley, or an AMD. How well does the i-5 handle Adobe rendering?
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