Graphic Design Build

I would attempt this on my own but i honestly don't know what parts work with others and what parts would be perfect for certain requirements.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Sep-Oct 2010

BUDGET RANGE: 600-1100 (In US pricing on newgg)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Graphic Design (Photoshop), Gaming, General use

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newgg.com (I will convert to Aus pricing)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

PARTS PREFERENCES: I am a fan of AMD but can happily use Intel if required.

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Heavy Photoshop use so something that will run quickly under pressure, decent storage space and off course something quite.
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  1. ^ Well if you like AMD, then AMD it is...
    CPU - 1055T
    Mobo -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130275
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131651
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131654
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128445

    RAM - IMO 2x 4GB would be a very good option...

    CASE - Antec 200/ 300/ CM 690/ NZXT Beta/ Gamma

    PSU - 450-500W from Antec EA or TP series/ Corsair/ Silverstone/ Seasonic/ CM Real Power or Silent PRO/ OCZ Mod or Fatality...

    HDD - Samsung F3 500GB/ 1TB

    Graphics card - The onboard video of the 880G would be fine, but if you want to do some gaming as well, then GTX 460(If you use Adobe Premier or Aftereffects) else HD 5770...
  2. Thank you for the swift reply.

    I'd certainly be looking for something more powerful then the onboard card. The HD 5770, i'll go through a few reviews of that.

    Any specific brands for the RAM?

    In terms of the cases, i am not a fan of those except the Antec 300, could you possibly recommend some Lian LI cases or similar that would fit those parts comfortably?
  3. RAM - GSKillz/ Corsair/ Patriot/ Crucial are good options...You might want to stay away from OCZs, because lately their DDR3 RAMs are seeing a lot of complaints...

    Lian-Li's Lancool series are pretty good...they are cheaper than other Lian-Li's but still offer good features... K56/ K58/ K60/ K62 to name a few...
  4. Always liked the Looks of Lian, indecisive on whether i would like to use one or not.

    Corsair look like a decent choice for the RAM, i'll take a look at some reviews for them.

    As for the case would either of these 2 fit all those parts?
    - Cooler Master HAF 922
    - Cooler Master CM 690
  5. Yep. I can personally vouch for how nice of a case the 922 is, but I have nothing for or against the 690 (never seen it IRL).
  6. Quote:
    Always liked the Looks of Lian, indecisive on whether i would like to use one or not.

    Corsair look like a decent choice for the RAM, i'll take a look at some reviews for them.

    As for the case would either of these 2 fit all those parts?
    - Cooler Master HAF 922
    - Cooler Master CM 690


    yeah they will both do fine.
    But try to go for the cm 690 II instead of the cm 690( newer edition). It is easier to do cablemanagement in the new case then in the old.
  7. ^^ Both the 690 and HAF would fit those parts easy...
    As a matter of fact, all the above cases that I listed will have no issues fitting those parts...
  8. Thank you for the replies.

    I am really digging the CM 690 (Taking a look at the cm 690 II now).

    Of the above listed Mobo's, what one would you personally recommend, each sound decent from reviews so i am a little unsure at this point.
  9. ^ Any of those are fine IMO...Maybe get the one with eSATA if that matters...
  10. ^ Yes that is also a good board...
    Actually all the above are fine...so just check the features and select one...
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