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November 27, 2010 4:19:05 AM

It's been awhile, like ten years and I have been in the Mac world, switching back to PC.

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

Budget Range: $700-$800.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop cs5, Adobe web premium suite, Mysql, oracle , surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS windows 7 pro

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon

Country of Origin: usa

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200,

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339

GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I5750

Thank you for your time and help


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November 27, 2010 9:11:11 AM

There are a few other RAM sets you could save $5-$10 on, or else jump to DDR31600 near your current price.

Upgrading to a i5760 (If it's back in stock when you order)

I would look at a 5450 video card, or else, whatever newegg has on cyber monday for ~$20, the 5770 looks pretty overkill for your use.
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November 29, 2010 3:15:52 AM

thanks for the help.

November 29, 2010 3:59:43 AM

^ Why not try the AMD's 6-Core CPUs ??
Here is a build based on that...
1055T + Gigabyte 870A

More the better for PS
Mushkin 8GB DDR3

CM 690

PSU - Right now a very good deal

Video card - Get the one with CUDA as the CS5 takes good advantage of it, also the GTS 450 would suffice IMO
PNY VCGGTS4501XPB GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

HDD, DVD - Same...
Total - ~$684 | ~$599
If you could get this, then it would be a very good addition to the build -