Photoshop Computer, Please Review Tags: New Build Photoshop Systems Product Last response: March 27, 2012 5:48 AM in Systems Share crystald103 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 Design Parts Not Required: keyboard, and mouse Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or tigerdirect.com 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. Parts: CPU: Intel I7 2600k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Mobo: Asrock Extreme 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU: XFX 6870 2gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ram: Corsair Vengeance 16 gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SSD (OS and photoshop): Crucial m4 128gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD (For mass storage): Samsung Spinpoint http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU: Rosehill 750w Gold Certified http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OS: Windows 7 64 bit Dvd Drive: Lite-On Dvd Rom http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Any suggestions would be wonderful More about : photoshop computer review g-unit1111 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 Outlander_04 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forum$2000 Photoshop /Lightroom build review request ForumFirst computer build for photoshop ForumNew photoshop build please review and help decide on final components Forum[ Computer build] Extreme Photoshop cs6 ForumThe best computer monitor to work with Photoshop , Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumPhotoshop Computer Build ForumPlease review my build. Comments + Suggestions appreciated! ForumNEW PC BUILD please review ForumDid I pick the right parts for a $500-$600 Photoshop /internet pc ForumPlease help review desktop configuration ForumI7 920 advice for photoshop system ForumCritique/ Review my first build please ! ForumYet another ... $2500 HD video, Photoshop , DAW build ForumBest processors for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumWhich computer is better for gaming ForumComputer Case ForumIm looking to make a computer and i need help ForumFirst Gaming Build - Please Advise More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !