I need your precious help.
I'm starting a new build almost exclusively for a Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 3 use.
I'm going to use a Antec Three Hundred case, Corsair HX750 power supply and my actual HP LP2275w monitor. I don't game. I would like to have a configuration that would last for about 4 or 5 years.
After some research, in order to put me up to date with today's choices, I found myself in a big dilema:
Should I go for a i7 870/P7P55D-E PRO/8GB or i7 930/P6X58D-E/12GB ???
The price for each CPU/Motherboard configurations is almost the same. In the first configuration CPU will cost more and Motherboard will cost less and in the second configuration it's just the opposite. Of course the RAM price won't be the same (8GB vs. 12GB) but I am prepared for that.
I would very much appreciate your advise.
Before loading up on RAM, read this article that looks at the performance increase gained from going up to 8GB from 4GB, which includes Photoshop performance in its tests. It doesn' t quite convince me not to get 8GB, but it does convince me that 12 wouldn't be worthwhile.