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1st Build For Photoshop & Lightroom

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August 18, 2010 3:44:08 AM

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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August 18, 2010 3:53:09 AM

^ 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?Ite...

ASUS 870A + 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CM 690 + CM Real Power 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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August 18, 2010 3:53:59 AM

^ 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...
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August 18, 2010 4:25:25 AM

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.

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August 18, 2010 4:33:22 AM

^ 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
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August 18, 2010 4:53:01 AM

Cool, more video card choices for photographers.
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