[New build] $1200 Photo editing machine

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as build identified

BUDGET RANGE: $1200 Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Photo editing, surfing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, KB, speakers, monitor, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, SSD for boot, apps, swap space

OVERCLOCKING: No

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: prefer quiet
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  1. do you want any normal HDDs?
  2. Wheres your vidcard? Or motherboard? Or 8GB of ram?
  3. mobo is the p6t and he doesn't need 8 gigs of RAM

    as for vid card.....gonna really pull his budget but i am working on it

    to the OP i would really recommend an AMD setup, why don't you want AMD?
  4. Upendra09 said:
    do you want any normal HDDs?


    Yes, I think 1 TB for image storage plus externals for back up.

    Thanks
  5. Upendra09 said:
    mobo is the p6t and he doesn't need 8 gigs of RAM

    as for vid card.....gonna really pull his budget but i am working on it

    to the OP i would really recommend an AMD setup, why don't you want AMD?


    Research here looked like most recommendations were for Intel I7, I am open to AMD system suggestions. Thanks
  6. Nice edit. And for photo editing he definitley would benefit from more ram.

    In my opinion this could be done better with an AMDx6+880g integrated mobo.

    AMD 1055t 197$
    G.skill eco series 1600 speed cas 7 4GB *2 198$
    Asrock 880g extreme 3 110$
    Haf 922 90$
    XFX 650 watt 60$ Could easily drop to a solid 400 watt unit.
    Intel SSD 200$
    Samsung f3 1TB 60$*2 120
    DVD drive with litescribe 20$
    CM Hyper 212+

    815$ and it will outperfom that i7 build in photo editing, while saving you any cash on the GPU/PSU in that the integrated is more than fine for browsing and editing.
  7. in that case here is a good setup

    all the same parts up there but

    replace mobo, CPU and HDD with these

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851
    AMD phenom II x6 ..198

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128435
    Gigabyte AM3 DDR3 mobo.........135

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102873
    ATI Sapphire 5770.....156
  8. Upendra09 said:


    What PSU? Thanks
  9. why would you want triple chanel memory for a AMD build and why would he need 2 blu ray drives.

    you can save money by getting 1 blu-ray drive and 1 standard dvd drive. or even just 1 blu ray drive

    get the aformentioned 8 Gigs G-skill eco ram 200 for 8 Gigs of quick ram

    i would recomend the 5670 over the 5770.

    less power usage and no performance differnece in non gaming activities.

    Dont get the antec 1200, its overpriced and not that good.

    get either the cm 922, lancool 62 or antec 902, they are all like 90 dollars and offer plenty of room and air flow capabilities for the build.

    get the ocz vertex 2 60GB its faster than the intel drive and 50 dollars cheaper.

    get the corsair 450-vx psu its cheap efficient and has enough power for the computer.

    if you consider overclocking get the coolermaster hyper 212 its cheap and effective. you should get the cpu to 3.8 stable easily.
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