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January 12, 2011 8:33:07 AM

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.

1) Motherboard : Intel® Desktop Board DX58SO: LGA 1366, Intel X58 Express, ICH10R
2) Processor :Intel Core i7-950: 3.06 GHz, Quad-Core, Eight-threads
3) Memory : Corsair DDR3-1600, 2 GB * 4
4) Graphics : "Radeon HD 6950
5) System Drive: Kingston 64 GB: SSD
6) Storage Drive : Samsung F3 HD103SJ: 1 TB, 7200 RPM HDD
7) Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T
8) Power : Corsair HS850
9) Monitor : Wanted a colour calibarated monitor ?

Thanking u in advance.

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January 12, 2011 9:11:10 AM

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.

Hope this helps.
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January 12, 2011 9:15:55 AM

Agree with Beano's recommendations.

Will you be gaming at all? The 6950 is a gaming card and overkill for what you listed. Check GPU acceleration compatibility lists for your software and pick a low-end Nvidia card.
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January 12, 2011 9:34:43 AM

Thanks beanoslim & mi1ez for your quick response.

This gig not for gaming.... Its for use with Lightroom / Photoshop...
January 12, 2011 10:46:10 AM

Thanks again for your response.....

Anyone with advice on the Motherboard....was looking at one with USB 3
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January 13, 2011 9:29:01 AM

Readjust your RAM. The i7-900's are triple channel so, for best performance, RAM should be added in sets of 3, not 2.
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January 13, 2011 11:22:06 AM

He's not getting i7 950 anymore by the looks of it, SB is dual channel.