New system advise for use with Adobe Lightroom

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon

Budget Range: $500 - 700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photo processing using Lightroom 3, School, Internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: (US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768,

Additional Comments: Want a system I can hopefully upgrade cpu at latter date.


Looking to build a new systems and been several years since done so. Feel I am out of loop with current tech. Trying not to spend a whole lot of $$$. Put together the following of newegg, using some combo deals. Also need advise on video card (single monitor).
Total so far is $397.00


ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157198
-$20.00 Instant
$109.99
$89.99


Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817371026

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811129066
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$45.00 Instant
-$30.00 Combo
$15.00 Mail-in Rebate
$209.98
$134.98


AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor ADX645WFGMBOX
Item #: N82E16819103885

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ...
Item #: N82E16820146740
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate
$197.98
$172.98
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  1. Lightroom loves more cores and i'd hit a Thuban based machine a.s.a.p and does not leverage on GPU acceleration so:

    $496AR


    Optional Items

    CM GeminiIIS cooler $33
    http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-PBU1&title=Cooler-Master-GeminII-S-RR-CCH-PBU1-GP-CPU-Fan-For-Intel-LGA1366-1156-775-AMD-AM3-AM2-AM2

    60GB Sandforce based SSD $118AR Free Ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226151
  2. any suggestions for video card?
  3. Lightroom is mainly CPU/RAM intensive so if gaming is not on the table that IGP would do ^^
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