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Photo shop build- 960T vs 1090T vs i7-930

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May 11, 2010 7:00:33 PM

Right.

My friend was lookign into a new photoshop build for his work, and he was wondering what CPU would be best.

Here's a handy bech I dug up.


I'm thining he should go i7-930, Is that a good idea?
May 21, 2010 6:53:45 AM

Why does this feel like a troll to me?
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May 21, 2010 3:53:24 PM

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How much is your friend willing to spend, per'sei.


He has 1.5k$.

Should he use a GPU for CS5, Or just stick to CPU only rendering?
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May 21, 2010 4:25:02 PM

CPU and RAM will play the biggest factor in CS5 work. An ATI 5650 is more than powerful enough for the program for example. You need to put the money towards the best CPU and most RAM you can get.

Which in this case, I would go with the AM3 X6 CPU due to the overall cost decrease versus Intel. You can get the either X6 and 8GB RAM, cheaper than you can the i7 930 and 12GB RAM. You are looking a seconds difference, which to me isn't major but I don't make a living with CS5, so a few seconds here and there might make all the difference.
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May 21, 2010 4:50:54 PM

So maybe he could fit a i7-930 and 12gb of RAM with a 5650 in 1.5K$ or less/
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May 22, 2010 3:04:20 AM

Yes, that is an option....

i7 930 - $250 roughly
ASUS P6X58D-e - $240 roughly
G.SKILL PI Series 12GB - $380 rougly
ATI 5670 - $120 roughly
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - $55 roughly
CM Hyper 212+ - $36 roughly
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EA-650 Combo - $120 roughly
DVD Drive - $25 roughly

Rough Est. = $1,200
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May 22, 2010 11:32:31 AM

tecmo34 said:
Yes, that is an option....

i7 930 - $250 roughly
ASUS P6X58D-e - $240 roughly
G.SKILL PI Series 12GB - $380 rougly
ATI 5670 - $120 roughly
Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB - $55 roughly
CM Hyper 212+ - $36 roughly
Antec 300 Illusion / Antec EA-650 Combo - $120 roughly
DVD Drive - $25 roughly

Rough Est. = $1,200


Looks good.

Take 50$ of the i7-930 we have a microcenter near us :) 

And maybe I shoudl do that and put a SSD in there with the 350$ left over?
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May 22, 2010 12:03:14 PM

If you can afford it, I would do it!!! :) 

You can look to add either the Intel X25-M G2 80GB or OCZ Vertex/Agility 2 50GB SSD's for under $250. If you can stretch it to closer to $400, I would get the 100GB version of either Agility 2 or Vertex 2.

Also, you can look to go with the OCZ Vertex 2 or Agility 2 50GB SSD drive and up your GPU to an ATI 5770. This would make the system a decent gamer build even at 1920x1080 + resolution.
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May 22, 2010 1:00:09 PM

^ What about a x-25m 160gb?

He doesn't game at all, so unless it helps with HPotoshop, no need for a GPU.


(He alredy has a gaming build, this is a pure Photoshop build, he games on his old C2D/4870 1gb build)
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May 22, 2010 1:34:17 PM

The Intel X25-M G2 160GB is a great option, if fits within the budget... :) 
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May 22, 2010 1:37:52 PM

Well,

He should be able to get the OEM one for 300$-330$ of of (H)fourms.

So thanks!
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May 22, 2010 3:23:33 PM

Best answer selected by builderbobftw.
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