Photographer's build.

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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  1. 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?ItemList=Combo.514072
    CDN$515.49

    Add a GPU (doesn't Photoshop make use of the GPU - will the IGP be sufficient??) and your OS drive.
  2. 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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