Photoshop and Gaming Machine

Posting this for a friend, all help appreciated!

1. Approximate Purchase Date: Next week if possible

2. Budget Range: £500 - 600

3. System Usage from Most to Least Important: Creative programs such as Photoshop, surfing the the internet and gaming

4. Parts Not Required: I dont need keyboard or mouse, I have a CRT screen that I can use but I'd prefer a new monitor

5. Preferred Website(s) for Parts:No preference on website

6. Country: England

7. Parts Preferences: memory should be 4gb or more, Hard drive should be 1TB, processor should be 2.0 GHZ or more with latest pentium, OS should be Windows XP, There should also be a pixel card with graphics shader. Video card should be ATI Radeon

8. Overclocking: Maybe

9. SLI and Crossfire: Maybe

10. Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
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  1. Well Ill form you a build, But not to burst your bubble, But your not going to get much more than a 3 or 4 core 2.8ghz+ and definately not a sli/crossfire, it wouldnt be worth it with anything less than a 6850, and thats 140$ one of those alone would be the top GPU in your 500-600 price range. But thats about 800 in us dollar. So Ill see what i can do, i dont know how to convert currencies, but ill look into like 600-900 dollars USD be back soon. GODBLESS
  2. Here is my build maybe you'll like it its 700$ usd and is the best bang for your buck your wallet will ever see (I mean on todays dates hard ware, and todays stuff)

    Ram = Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM (Kit of 2) XMP KHX1600C9D3B1K2/4GX 24$

    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-1600MHz-KHX1600C9D3B1K2-4GX/dp/B003NWWM30/ref=sr_1_13?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328477070&sr=1-13

    Hard Drive = Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX 88$

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328298806&sr=1-2%20 88$

    Case = GAMMA Classic Series ATX Mid Tower Interior Steel Chassis (Black) 40$

    http://www.amazon.com/GAMMA-Classic-Interior-Chassis-Black/dp/B002UDK9U6/ref=pd_vtp_e_2


    PSU= Corsair Builder Series CX V2 500-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms - CMPSU-500CXV2 58$

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-Watt-Certified-Compatible-Platforms/dp/B004W2T2U6/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328298322&sr=1-3&tag=vglnk-c1001-20

    Graphics card = SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card 164$

    http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-6870-GDDR5-Graphics/dp/B005C8RTTU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328298873&sr=1-1


    Motherboard= ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard 90$

    http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-970-EXTREME3-SB950-DDR3/dp/B005POPRG8/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328303757&sr=1-1

    Os= Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack 100$

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=sr_1_3?s=software&ie=UTF8&qid=1328207983&sr=1-3


    disk drive = Genuine Dell Desktop FAST SATA DVD+RW DVDRW DVD Burner Drive 16x DVD+R Write Speed 48x CD Write Speed For Any System That Accepts Full Size Optical Drive & SATA Connection 20$ (CHEAPEST)

    http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Dell-Desktop-Accepts-Connection/dp/B002L798TY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328051644&sr=1-1


    CPU = AMD Phenom II X4 960T Processor, Black Edition, 3.0 4 Socket AM3 - HD96ZTWFGRBOX 115$

    http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-Processor-Black-Socket/dp/B0056D5AMY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328200245&sr=8-1\

    Extra fans

    Fan:Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-L2R-20AC-GP

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026ZPFCK/sr=1-4/qid=1328478190/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1328478190&sr=1-4&seller=&tag=vglnk-c1001-20


    706$ USD

    4GB ram

    500gb hdd

    3.0 ghz quad core

    500w psu

    hd 6870 (beast can max out (pretty much) bf3
  3. Thanks for the build, by the way.. I have bought almost exactly what you have specified, and am just waiting for all the parts to arrive before assembling. I can already tell that the build is going to be quite easy to put together from the way the case is built, so thanks for selecting a good one!
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