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PC Build for Lightroom 3

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October 28, 2011 2:10:37 AM

Hi

I am looking to build a PC for my wife to run Lightroom 3 on and wanted to get some feedback on the build:

CPU: Core i7 2600k
CPU Cooler: XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Graphics: GIGABYTE GV-N56GOC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB SATA 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive (CSSD-F120GBGT-BK) - Corsair
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" (x2)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Power: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V 80 PLUS GOLD

Additional motherboard consideration:
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Any suggestions/recommendations you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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October 28, 2011 2:47:54 AM

excellent parts, a bit overkill (especially in the GPU) for adobe lightroom 3 but none the less excellent parts
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October 28, 2011 2:49:54 AM

RainD04 said:
Hi

I am looking to build a PC for my wife to run Lightroom 3 on and wanted to get some feedback on the build:

CPU: Core i7 2600k
CPU Cooler: XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Graphics: GIGABYTE GV-N56GOC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB SATA 2.5-Inch SATA III Solid State Drive (CSSD-F120GBGT-BK) - Corsair
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" (x2)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Mid-Tower Gaming Case
Power: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V 80 PLUS GOLD

Additional motherboard consideration:
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Any suggestions/recommendations you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


There is no point using a gaming graphics card in a photo editing build, and especially not for a very light suite like lightroom.

Spend $70 tops on a graphics card . You are looking at still images not rapidly refreshing games
Likewise the case and PSU . The corsair 600 isnt even a good gaming case , and should not be in an office . The psu is massive overkill . You can save a great deal on that too since total ppower draw with an appropriate gfx card will be under 150 watts .
Perhaps replace the case and psu with a relatively quiet case like the Antec Sonata lll which includes a quality psu
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October 31, 2011 2:30:48 AM

Great advice I will look into these, thank you!
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October 31, 2011 2:34:14 AM

Do you really need a i7-2600k for lightroom? I don't think so. It's just photo editing. A Phenom II x 4 or Llano would already be good enough but it is for your wife :) .
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November 1, 2011 9:43:41 PM

I agree with the comments above, the components look good.

Not too sure on that case, looks a little "loud" for an office setting, and the huge fans in the Graphite are not necessary for this build, even if the i7 is overclocked. How about something more like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 3, 2011 6:41:45 PM

The reason I chose the i7 was because Lightroom takes advantage of the hyper-threading and I hope future releases may even improve on the advantage offered by hyper-threading. I agree with the feedback on the case. I will try to look around a bit more (this was the only part my wife is interested in). I think the link to the suggested case may not be working.

Case priorities:
1. Discrete
2. Cool
3. Quiet
4. Design & cord management

Thanks again!
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