Whats good for Photoshop

Building new computer, Someone suggested AMD athlon ii x3 tri core 435 2.9ghz processor. 4000mhz ht 1.5 w/ 4GB of RAM. Yes I can afford a little more, any suggestions will "Greatly" be appreciated.
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  1. Get an X4 if you can afford it, Photoshop will use the extra cores.
  2. I see that this was a few dozen views, is this X4 that much better. Some one made mention that you need to do something for the fourth to work.
  3. 4000 mhz HT?, can you explain this?
  4. arterius2 said:
    4000 mhz HT?, can you explain this?

    Yah, that would be four billion cycles per second. In this case though, they mean 2 billion each way.
  5. In general, adobe photoshop performs best with an intel CPU, good amount of RAM, a nvidia display card and a fast hard drive.. Are you buillding from scratch..?? In that case it'll be recommended to mention your budget..
  6. Yes, mentioning your budget will help us make better recommendations.

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    Yes I can afford a little more, any suggestions will "Greatly" be appreciated.


    Exactly how much more can you really afford?
  7. These are the approximate price points (all in USD):

    ~$75 - Athlon II X3 435
    ~$100 - Athlon II X4 630
    ~$150 - Phenom II X4 945
    ~$200 - Phenom II X6 1055T
    ~$300 - Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
  8. I have a tower, power supply, and hard drive. I can spend somewhere around $600 - $650. Need Motherboard, CPU, and RAM. Thank you
  9. going to be really honest with you, because I pretty much work with photoshop (CS4) daily for a living. photoshop ISN'T really CPU intensive. what you need is decent amount of ram, (over 4GB) and you will be able to run photoshop without a problem. if anything, a better GPU will do you more good than what you would benefit from a faster CPU, because you can enable "OpenGL Acceleration" in the preferences menu. we have old Pentium 4's and Pentium D's at work that are running photoshop just fine I dont see any reason to really nitpick CPU for this particular setup.

    so to answer you question - "what is good for photoshop"

    and this is the best answer you are going to get; almost any hardware right now will be able to run photoshop, if you are working on really large drawing, for example over 4000 pixels, grab a few more sticks of ram and you should be ready to roll.
  10. RAM. And lots of it.
  11. Hello everyone, and thank you. Now I just need to look beyond the AMD athlon ii x3 tri core 435 since that can only take 4GB of RAM. Plus look into a new GPU - Currently I have a GeForce 7300 (about two years old) Thanks again
  12. MarkHBaker said:
    Now I just need to look beyond the AMD athlon ii x3 tri core 435 since that can only take 4GB of RAM.


    o.O lol what do you mean?
  13. MarkHBaker said:
    Hello everyone, and thank you. Now I just need to look beyond the AMD athlon ii x3 tri core 435 since that can only take 4GB of RAM. Plus look into a new GPU - Currently I have a GeForce 7300 (about two years old) Thanks again


    Most standard AM3 motherboards support 16Gb of ram, where did you get this 4Gb limit from?
  14. Quote:
    I can spend somewhere around $600 - $650. Need Motherboard, CPU, and RAM. Thank you


    That's a decent budget.
    If you want to go the AMD way:
    AMD 1090T $309.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103849
    GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128441
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193

    Or you can get this one:
    ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $149.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631

    Intel-
    Intel i7 930 $288.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225
    Gigabyte GA X58A UD3R $209.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128423
    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) $169.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225


    I'd personally say go with Intel, since the i7 does a superior job at photoshop. The Intel build is ~$30 more than your budget, but worth it, I believe.
  15. MarkHBaker said:
    Hello everyone, and thank you. Now I just need to look beyond the AMD athlon ii x3 tri core 435 since that can only take 4GB of RAM. Plus look into a new GPU - Currently I have a GeForce 7300 (about two years old) Thanks again


    Does your $600-$650 budget also include getting a GPU?
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