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Final Check Please...I7 860 Build

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March 30, 2010 11:40:33 PM

Decided on another build....This time primarily for Photoshop.

Here is what i have so far.

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail 134$

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80605I7860 - Retail 279$

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH - Retail 109$

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 89$


OCZ StealthXStream OCZ700SXS 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

COMBO

LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM 82$ for both

SAPPHIRE 100254HDMI Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail 59$

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail 49$

HannsĀ·G HH-251HPB Black 24.6" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail 199$

Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5" Internal Card Reader w/ USB port / Extra silver face plate - Retail 14$

Total

1022$

How does this look? I know the video card is weak, I will be playing ZERO games on this pc.

Any better parts I could swap out and still be around 1000$?????


Thanks

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March 31, 2010 12:24:02 AM

I was debating between the Seagate and the Samsung F3 drive. Dont really see much difference...

Never heard of Hanns G monitor, but everybody seems to like them. So i figured i would give them a try.

I see ppl linking a Corsair memory instead of the G. Skill. Not much difference there i dont guess either...
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March 31, 2010 1:34:04 AM

Decided to upgrade the video a bit....

SAPPHIRE 100293L Radeon HD 5570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video ... - Retail

Not much...but better than before...25 more bucks, i get a much better card.

Plan on buying tonight or tomorrow...Any suggestions???
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March 31, 2010 1:36:11 AM

Should work well for what you need.
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March 31, 2010 1:42:11 AM

Supposedly, the Samsung f3 500 gb and the 1 TB drives are the fastest non-ssd drives.

Also, if you're going to use Photoshop a lot, for professional purposes, try getting a monitor with accurate colors. Most LCD monitors (TFT panels) do not have fully accurate colors as IPS panels do. Look at Dell monitors if you want a better selection.
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March 31, 2010 1:44:55 AM

for gaming get the seagate 7200.12 500 or 1TB for media the Samsung F3 500 or 1TB
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March 31, 2010 2:22:02 AM

I read about that Hannis G monitor and it seems pretty cheap. Colors kinda washed, Any suggestions? Looking at a 22" 23" or 24". Would like to stay under 250$...Not sure if thats possible for a good color monitor.
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March 31, 2010 2:31:48 AM

I would ask the people in the Display forums @_@ I am no expert when it comes to professional monitors.
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