Building a setup that needs to be able to run Adobe Photoshop, Light Room and Firefox open at the same time. Are all the parts compatible with each other, and open for ideas for items that work just as good that are cheaper. I've been searching for similar builds and this is what was seemed to fit the best. Let me know.
Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: ~<800 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, Internet, Light Gaming
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or anywhere cheaper
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: Intel
Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: Will be working with Lightroom and Photoshop and Internet open at same time. Needs to keep up.
This is going to be my first build. I've been reading up on everything for the past week -- looking at other people's build. Hopefully everything is compatible. Just wanted someone to give my build a look over--- see if there's any problems or improvements that could be made. I appreciate any help or input, thanks. If I forgot to include something, let me know. If there is something that will meet my needs for cheaper am all for it.
I think you have nailed the processor/RAM/ mb /HDD part of the build
But your power supply is way overkill . That rig will run happily on a 380W antec psu . Even allowing for some expansion it doesnt need more than 550 watts so you should save money here .
Id spend what you save on a better case . I would probably choose a case for silence rather than gaming air flow . But thats my personal choice since the hum of fans bugs me when Im working
An Antec Sonata 4 with included psu perhaps?
But cases are a personal choice more than any other component
Dont forget a 64 bit version of windows to make use of all the RAM