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Photographer's build.

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October 25, 2010 4:49:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Today/Tomorrow

Budget Range: 700 after everything, minus taxes.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator, regular day-to-day stuff. I shoot 20mp RAW files.

Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard/Mouse, Optical drive, backup drives(I have 3 big ones)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Canada Computer/Tiger Direct stores, I will be buying in person and prefer to do all my business with Canada Computers.

Country of Origin: Toronto Canada

Parts Preferences: Leaning toward AMD 1055T...no loyalties really.

Overclocking: Maybe, never done it.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
I was thinking onboard graphics are sufficient for now, I don't game on my computer.
So what I have so far is,
AMD 1055T
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H or Gigabyte GA-880GA-UD3H...or something else, no idea.
Corsair DDR3 XMS3 2x4gb
Small Caviar Green Drive for OS
Any decent priced 600-700W PSU
Cooler Master Elite 310 Case
Some case fans


Whataya guys think? Thanks

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October 25, 2010 5:00:21 PM

Seems perfect and even more than you need to me. Were you able to price all that below 700?
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October 25, 2010 9:23:50 PM

You might be interested in this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/297640-31-build

Check out this combo:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
GIGABYTE Socket AM3 AMD 870 Chipset SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard (Model: GA-870A-UD3)
Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: KVR1333D3K2/4GR)
Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 650W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?It...
CDN$515.49

Add a GPU (doesn't Photoshop make use of the GPU - will the IGP be sufficient??) and your OS drive.
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October 26, 2010 2:50:44 AM

The cheapest 1GB video card you can find would be worth while. You don't game, but having dedicated video ram is a good thing IMO.
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