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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 2 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 600 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: CS5, internet, word

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: none

OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280 x 1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: For an restaurant where we use laptops for most things but want a desktop to make menus
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  1. Please edit your post with the template in this thread.... How To Ask For New Build Advice . It provides all the information we need to be able to recommend you a CS5 build.
  2. tecmo34 said:
    Please edit your post with the template in this thread.... How To Ask For New Build Advice . It provides all the information we need to be able to recommend you a CS5 build.


    Sorry about that... Edited to template.

    Please take a look and advise if possible,
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  3. Best answer
    I actually run a lot of CS5 programs on my laptop, and
    it has just like a shitting onboard video/sound card 2.0 ghz duo core processor, and 4GB of ram

    so $600 bucks will give you something top notch for a CS5 computer.


    Motherboard / Case Combo:

    Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435071

    Price: $259.97 USD | free shipping
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    Processor:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGIBOX

    Link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103656

    Price: $129.99 USD | $1.99 Shipping
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    Hard Drive / Power Supply:

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.441363

    Price: $95.98 USD | Free Shipping | $15 Mail In Rebate - After Rebate : $80.98

    ____

    Memory / RAM:

    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996947

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226154

    Price: $99.99USD | $ 2.99 Shipping |

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    Optical Drive:

    CD/DVD : LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136168

    Price: $25.99 | Free Shipping

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Total: $ 601.92 USD After Shipping And Rebates

    I made sure your motherboard is updatable to add RAM with 2000 speed and 16 GB ram, also your RAM is case latency 7, and currently running at 1600, you shouldn't need much more than 2.8 GHZ quad, or 500 GB of space. Basically optimized for speed, the video card that comes with the motherboard is efficient enough. The cooler master keeps things clean with style, and you might wanna check out if the PSU comes with a power cord.

    I figured this should do pretty well, it is fully ready to be updated definately compatible and I assumed you would like to update the system to perform better later on in the future.
    Hope this works just so you know its $ 615.82 before rebates but just send that puppy in and get your 15 bucks back.

    Its well in your budget, enjoy.

    Satchel
  4. Satchel said:
    I actually run a lot of CS5 programs on my laptop, and
    it has just like a shitting onboard video/sound card 2.0 ghz duo core processor, and 4GB of ram

    so $600 bucks will give you something top notch for a CS5 computer.


    Motherboard / Case Combo:

    Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Blue RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.435071

    Price: $259.97 USD | free shipping
    ____

    Processor:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGIBOX

    Link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103656

    Price: $129.99 USD | $1.99 Shipping
    ____

    Hard Drive / Power Supply:

    HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.441363

    Price: $95.98 USD | Free Shipping | $15 Mail In Rebate - After Rebate : $80.98

    ____

    Memory / RAM:

    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996947

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226154

    Price: $99.99USD | $ 2.99 Shipping |

    ____

    Optical Drive:

    CD/DVD : LG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - Bulk LightScribe Support - OEM

    Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136168

    Price: $25.99 | Free Shipping

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Total: $ 601.92 USD After Shipping And Rebates

    I made sure your motherboard is updatable to add RAM with 2000 speed and 16 GB ram, also your RAM is case latency 7, and currently running at 1600, you shouldn't need much more than 2.8 GHZ quad, or 500 GB of space. Basically optimized for speed, the video card that comes with the motherboard is efficient enough. The cooler master keeps things clean with style, and you might wanna check out if the PSU comes with a power cord.

    I figured this should do pretty well, it is fully ready to be updated definately compatible and I assumed you would like to update the system to perform better later on in the future.
    Hope this works just so you know its $ 615.82 before rebates but just send that puppy in and get your 15 bucks back.

    Its well in your budget, enjoy.

    Wow! I didn't realize I could get this much power for $600... This lends two more questions...

    1) Even though I specified that I will not be overclocking, I may not be able to resist with this processor... The haf 932 is a monster with good airflow. If I do a modest OC (3.6 or so) will I need additional cooling?
    Again, I don't need to OC - it is just hard to resist if you have the "horses under the hood"

    2) On the other end - if we want to save $, are there ways to cut cost and still run CS5 well enough?


    Satchel
  5. Overclocking is available, as is core unlocking, I figured you might be tempted to so the motherboard you have already features that. If you are gonna overclock your CPU that much you will need an additional CPU fan w/thermal paste to keep things nice and cool.

    Meaning you could have a 3.6 Ghz x5 or x6 processor.

    But i'd probably range it more appropriately at, 3.0 - 3.2 x5 or x6

    it being a quad is already fast enough though.

    Cutting back?

    Well if you wanna get rid of lightscribe itll save you 2 dollars but thats such a nice feature for such a small price.

    you could always go with a 300 GB hard drive, and perhaps slower ram, hell you could even make it like DDR2 and save a load. But that would make the system less effective.

    But its not recommended just spend a few extra bucks and get this:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119091

    It's worth it in the long road :) .

    Hope that helps :)
  6. Satchel said:
    Overclocking is available, as is core unlocking, I figured you might be tempted to so the motherboard you have already features that. If you are gonna overclock your CPU that much you will need an additional CPU fan w/thermal paste to keep things nice and cool.

    Meaning you could have a 3.6 Ghz x5 or x6 processor.

    But i'd probably range it more appropriately at, 3.0 - 3.2 x5 or x6

    it being a quad is already fast enough though.

    Cutting back?

    Well if you wanna get rid of lightscribe itll save you 2 dollars but thats such a nice feature for such a small price.

    you could always go with a 300 GB hard drive, and perhaps slower ram, hell you could even make it like DDR2 and save a load. But that would make the system less effective.

    But its not recommended just spend a few extra bucks and get this:

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119091

    It's worth it in the long road :) .

    Hope that helps :)


    Great advice... The link to newegg just went to their deals page. What is the product you are talking about?

    Also, one last (I hope!) question... This is going to be in an office so the HAF 932 is kind of big. Is there a smaller profile case you could recommend? (I have a HAF 922 at home and it is big as a house)
  7. The links havent been working lately you gotta copy the link location then past it into the url bar.

    If your gonna get a case and mobo seperate it might be a bit more but i'll see.

    Here:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.434916

    Same motherboard, case by antec, its cheaper and it still has a great cooling system built in.

    With the money left in the budget I'd throw in one ore two more case fans

    or maybe use the spare 50 bucks to update the 2.8 quad to a 3.2 or 3.4 quad deneb black edition.
  8. Best answer selected by bartendalot.
  9. thanks man :D

    Enjoy your computer.
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