Need help with new Photoshop PC


I am a photographer with intermediate experience with computers looking at building an editing/minor gaming machine.

More info:

Budget is <2000 CAD (Aprox 1900 USD MAX) for tower.

Want something new, fast and is able to be upgraded down the road.

Programs I normally use are: Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

Game I use: Flightsim 9/X

Thanks for your help!

Andrew C
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  1. Fill this in for us with as much detail as you can please, nice budget to play with though :)
  2. Motopsychojdn said:
    Fill this in for us with as much detail as you can please, nice budget to play with though :)

    Sorry should of checked into that first, my bad!

    Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    Budget Range: 1900 After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Flight Simulator (haha)

    Parts Not Required: Complete Tower, that is all. Case, PSU included

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,,

    Country of Origin: Canada

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel i7 with CM HAF 932 case

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: YMaybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or greater. Going onto 26" Dell IPS panel

    Additional Comments: Looking at buying within the next 6 weeks, also need OS!
  3. OK so this is what I have so far.....

    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition 64BIT DVD

    Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 4PCI-E SATA3 USB3.0 Sound GLAN CrossFireX SLI Motherboard

    Intel Core i7 950 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 3.06GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S

    Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower EATX Case

    LG GH22NS50 Black 22X SATA DVD Writer

    EVGA GeForce GTX 470 Fermi 607MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card

    G.SKILL F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI Pi Series 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL6-8-6-20 240PIN Triple Channel Memory Kit

    Corsair TX750W Power Supply

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache
  4. Replace the Caviar Black with the Samsung Spinpoint F3.
  5. Anything else? Would 6gb (3x2gb 1600) be better than 12gb (3x4gb 1366)?
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