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July 6, 2012 6:04:23 PM

Ok, I'm building a new pc for photoshop with a limited budget, I'm not an expert in computers, just a beginner, I need help in choosing the best parts for money. I've shortlisted these components, please share your opinions. Here it goes -
Phenom II X4 960T
Gigabyte GA-78-LMT-S2P
Rev 3.1
Corsair Value Select 1333 mhz 4GB x 1 RAM
Samsung 20' LED Monitor
WD Blue 500GB HDD
Corsair 430v PSU
Asus/HP Optical Drive below 21USD
Normal Cabinet and KB+Mouse.
Total budget is 500USD, I've planned to add a GPU later as there's always room for upgrade in future. Does it look good for a photoshop pc with limited budget?

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July 6, 2012 6:51:17 PM

prdsh said:
Ok, I'm building a new pc for photoshop with a limited budget, I'm not an expert in computers, just a beginner, I need help in choosing the best parts for money. I've shortlisted these components, please share your opinions. Here it goes -
Phenom II X4 960T
Gigabyte GMT78 L2P
Rev 3.1
Corsair Value Select 1333 mhz 4GB x 1 RAM
Samsung 20' LED Monitor
WD Blue 500GB HDD
Corsair 430v PSU
Asus/HP Optical Drive below 21USD
Normal Cabinet and KB+Mouse.
Total budget is 500USD, I've planned to add a GPU later as there's always room for upgrade in future. Does it look good for a photoshop pc with limited budget?



Can you double check the Motherboard again? I don't think that model number is right. Also, you will want to use an even number of memory modules so the memory can run in dual channel mode. If all you can afford is 4gb then you should go with a 2x2gb kit. Also, since ram is cheap right now it will be worth the extra couple bucks to get 1600mhz memory, that seems to be the performance/cost sweet spot for DDR3. This ram kit is a pretty good deal and it's decent memory with tight timings (it's faster)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The other thing is that the power supply you have specked out is pretty small, and will work fine for your build but might not be enough for the addition of a video card later down the road. I'd suggest getting a bigger power supply now so you don't have to replace it later.
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July 7, 2012 2:28:12 AM

Andon48 said:
Can you double check the Motherboard again? I don't think that model number is right.

Edited. And RAM, I chose a single module so I can add an extra 4 GB later. I read that this board supports 1333mhz modules. I'm confused now. Can you suggest a few PSU's without overshooting the budget?
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July 8, 2012 4:19:26 PM

Thanks for the reply. But will that psu take care of everything when I add a gpu later?
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July 8, 2012 6:45:33 PM

which GPU? something like the AMD 6770? you will be fine.
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July 9, 2012 4:08:09 AM

What if I add another 500/1TB hdd and one more 4gb ram in the future. Will that 420v psu be sufficient to power these?
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July 9, 2012 4:19:22 AM

prdsh said:
What if I add another 500/1TB hdd and one more 4gb ram in the future. Will that 420v psu be sufficient to power these?


yes you will be fine
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July 9, 2012 4:28:38 AM

Thank you so much mate. If the 420v psu can handle 2x4gb ram, 500gb+1tb and a low end if not a mid end gpu then I don't have to spend extra cash on a higher psu right now. Does the processor and mobo look good in this budget mate?
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July 9, 2012 1:52:55 PM

looks fine
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July 10, 2012 4:02:18 AM

Sorry for my list of dumb questions, was wondering can it also power a SSD just incase if I wanted to speed up my pc?
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