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October 12, 2010 7:54:51 PM

Hi all,

I am thinking of building a system to be able to run lightroom 3 very efficiently.

What would you recommend be the most important hardware to invest in ? cpu > gpu or ssd > hard disk etc

The core i7 950 seems to be a must , coupled with 8 gb of ram, 5770 (will this be powerfull enough ???) , ideally 3 hard drives for backing up photography.

alternatively are there any desktops on the market people would recommend ?

Thanks in advance

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October 13, 2010 6:54:09 AM

Ideally for Lightroom 3, CPU, RAM and SSD(If planning to use as a scratch disk) matters most than the GPU,...
So go with the i7 950, with 3x 4GB RAM and a small SSD for OS and maybe as a scratch disk too and switch the graphics to the new GT430, as it supports OpenGL 4.0, which would play nice with other Adobe applications such as PS...
October 13, 2010 11:53:25 AM

Interpolating from known data for LR2 (updated versions of apps typically even more multi core frenlier) and factoring $$/performance

1055T + 880G mobo with HD 4250 IGP
cheapo decent air cooler like CM 212+/GeminiIIS
4-8GB DDR3
60gb Sandforce based SSD?

Note: not claiming supreme performer but definitely monster bang for buck hehe

Basic template w/o SSD + OS @ $602AR

Optional Items

CM GeminiIIS cooler $38 Free Ship

60GB Sandforce based SSD $130 Free Ship