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November 16, 2011 12:59:51 PM

Hi, I am attempting my first computer build. This system will be used mostly for photo editing using photoshop cs5. Maybe some light gaming also. My budget is around 1500.00 not including monitor, keyboard, and software other than the operating system. Plan on using Windows 7. I'll be buying most of my parts from microcenter. Do these parts seem reasonable? I don't plan on overclocking. More interested in stability.

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P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard

Core i7 2600K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor (unlocked)

Viper Xtreme Series 8GB DDR3-2000 (PC3-16000) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Four 4GB Memory Modules)

Vertex 3 Series VTX3-25SAT3-120G 120GB SuperSpeed SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with SandForce 2281 Controller

Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ST3500413AS

OCZ Technology
750 Watt Fatal1ty Series Modular ATX Power Supply

Cooler Master
HAF X Full Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case





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November 16, 2011 1:27:46 PM

Any suggestions for a video card to go with this build?
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November 16, 2011 1:34:18 PM

What kind of games do you consider "light"
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November 16, 2011 1:54:06 PM

I don't take the gaming seriously which is what I meant by light. I do most of my gaming on my PS3. I'm really just want something that I can upgrade in the future when needed.
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November 16, 2011 2:15:51 PM

If you don't plan to do any heavy gaming on the PC.

An AMD Llano build would suit you just fine.

The i7-2600k just for photoshop is pretty overkill and a waste of money.
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