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Photoshop Computer, Please Review

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March 27, 2012 5:03:56 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as possible.

Budget Range: 1000-1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Lightroom, Web

Parts Not Required: keyboard, and mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or

Country: (e.g.: India) United States

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe eventually but not right now.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe eventually but not right now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like it to be fast, and i'm going to be using two monitors.


CPU: Intel I7 2600k

Mobo: Asrock Extreme 3

GPU: XFX 6870 2gb

Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16 gb

SSD (OS and photoshop): Crucial m4 128gb

HDD (For mass storage): Samsung Spinpoint

PSU: Rosehill 750w Gold Certified

OS: Windows 7 64 bit

Dvd Drive: Lite-On Dvd Rom

Any suggestions would be wonderful

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March 27, 2012 5:27:21 AM

It's a good start but I'd definitely ditch the RAM and PSU - this is what you'd look for ideally:

Here's my main suggestion for a >= $1500 build:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $104.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3h - $149.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600K - $324.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: 2 x Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 1TB - $109.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $359.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $99.99

Total: $1,487.89
March 27, 2012 5:48:28 AM

a gaming graphics card is not a good choice for a photoshop build .

Use a budget quaddro or firepro , and a 500 watt psu .
The spinpoint is faster than the seagate so stick with it

You will get performance gains using RAM with tighter timings

I you are not using CS5 [ or later] you can use 8 gig of RAM