I've used this site in before in order to build a decent i7 computer for gaming and found the feedback to be invaluable.
What I need to build now is another computer. This one will be used for photography (Photoshop/Lightroom/etc.). The budget for this computer is $600-$800. I am able to get Windows 7 Professional 64-bit for roughly $100. I need all new hardware: Tower, RAM, MB, Wireless Network Connection, CPU, PS, Fans, DVD ROM (with Lightscribe), SD Card Reader. I already have a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Can you guys suggest a build that can fit in this price range and be able to work well with Photoshop? Is something like this even feasible on this type of budget?
Forgot u needed wifi on original post so those are listed at end with ~ pricing.
All of this w/o tax and approx 10~ shipping comes up to $497. Leaving about 100 for case and extra cooling etc.
If you would like me to toss together a mock up close to the 800$ range let me know in a reply.
Wireless adapter, one which i have used before. kinda expensive but does the trick fine even for bittorrent and wireless network transfer sharing.
That Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb is the same cost as that WD drive but it is much faster (much is exaggeration but still it is faster) The WD only has 320gb platter size while the Spinpoint has a 500gb platter size, equaling to a faster overall drive. The other thing, currrently if you buy it now, it's 15$ off. So it's only 55$
And that mobo is garbage, it may be micro atx and fit your case, but in no way future proof your build as it has no USB 3 or Sata 6. For 5$ less you can get this mobo (Asrock may have bad rep, but there new boards have really come alive in budget builds for AMD) Plus it has USB 3 Sata 6 and although doesn't fit your case, another Mid-ATX case isn't going to be THAT much more expensive.