Please help me for building a desktop PC primarily for doing "light" photo editing work in Lightroom / Photoshop (i am not a heavy photoshop user at all), conversion of RAW files to JPEgs and other similar uses.
Also very important point which i am asking myself and not getting answers is that want spend wisely. If i dont require Intel Core i7-950 and can make do with Intel Core i7-930 then i am happy. Similarly for Motherboard / Graphics. Also, i want the PC to be future proof for atleast 2-3 years.
I need to built this PC by end of this week, so please help urgently.
Mobo - Asus P8P67 PRO/EVO or DELUXE socket 1155 Sandy Bridge
CPU - i5 2500k cpu or i7 2600k
Mem - 2x 4 gig Corsair XMS3 / Dominator / Vengance
PSU - Seasonic X650 or Corsair 650HX
Case - 600T or HAF932
X58 setups are about the same price as Sandy Bridge.
You don't need an 850w psu unless you intend to add another card.
600T is a nice case but IMO the HAF932 is better.
If you were going X58 you would want triple channel ram, with SB you want 2x4gig dual.