1st Build For Photoshop & Lightroom

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Next 1-2 months

BUDGET RANGE: $1,000 -$1,100 or less

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Lightroom, Flight Sim, internet

NOT REQUIRED: keyboard,mouse,monitor,speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: No preference

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x768 23" Dell Ultrasharp Trinitron

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking for system mainly for Photoshop and Lightroom. Don't play many games except Flight Sim. I am considering the following:

CASE: Antec 902

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz or Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz

HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA

VIDEO: SAPPHIRE 100284L Radeon HD 5750 1GB

I really could use help with other main components or suggestions for others besides the ones listed. Thanks for your time.
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  1. ^ How about the new AMD 1055T ?? IMO if you are fine with overclocking, then you can easily set it to run @ 1090T's speed and it will offer very good performance IMO...Also FSX take good advantage of multiple cores right ?
    1055T + HD 5770
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.442696

    ASUS 870A + 4GB DDR3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.481597

    CM 690 + CM Real Power 600W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.473630
  2. ^ But not sure if these combos stay for 1-2 months though...
    And also as you will be working with Photoshop, more the RAM, the better...
  3. The newest Adobe software can offload some processing to Nvidia graphics cards, but not ATI cards. For this reason, you might want to go with a GTX 460 for your video card. You definitely need more RAM for Photoshop. I would get at least 8 GB, more is always better.
  4. ^ Well that majorly applies to Premier PRO and Aftereffects...For Photoshop and Lightroom, you would need a OpenGL supporting graphics card to take advantage...and HD 5xxx support those...
    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405711.html
  5. Cool, more video card choices for photographers.
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