My Corsair Machine :D

Hey, Guys and Gals!!!
I will soon be buying my Semi-Dream Machine and I want you peoples to check it out and tell me what I should do with it etc :D


DvD Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130758

CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

PSU and Case Combo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.873460

Mobo and SSD Combo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.897400

After that I have a extra $200 to spend so I am open to suggestions. I was thinking a bigger SSD or something.
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  1. I would've picked the A70 But it wasn't in stock :/
  2. That looks pretty good but these would be my main suggestions:

    1. With that extra $200 - upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7870 and then invest the difference in buying a good 1 or 2TB secondary HD.

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102981
    HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245

    2. You might want to look at getting a TX750 as your PSU - maybe 850 if you decide to SLI or Crossfire.

    3. I would not get a Sandforce drive like the Force 3 - it will give you nothing but problems. This will be far safer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148525

    It will be a bit more but I have one and it's been great - completely problem free.
  3. Thanks for the advice, I'll do exactly that!! But, I have a question what is the "photoshop" everyone uses? I want to get into photo/video editing once I buy my new computer. Once I do should I get the 16GB ram instead?
  4. BuBzXXL said:
    Thanks for the advice, I'll do exactly that!! But, I have a question what is the "photoshop" everyone uses? I want to get into photo/video editing once I buy my new computer. Once I do should I get the 16GB ram instead?


    Adobe Photoshop is a professional level photo editing program that goes for about $900 for a full license. Then there's also Creative Suite 5 which includes Photoshop and about 20 other programs including Acrobat (PDF maker), Illustrator (image creator/editor), Flash, Dreamweaver (HTML editor), After Effects (Video Editor), Premiere (Video creator / editor), among others. You can find out more here: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite.html?promoid=JOLIS

    There's various consumer level versions with stripped down features available but if you want the real deal you will have to pay.

    If you start using Photoshop, Premiere, and so on that's where you will need the extra RAM. If it's just gaming you won't need it. But if you use your PC for other purposes besides gaming that's when you need it.
  5. Sandforce controller-based SSDs have become much more reliable now. I wouldn't differentiate between Marvell or Sandforce based SSDs when buying my own, honestly. (Then again, I wouldn't build a Corsair themed rig :lol: ) My OCZ Vertex 3 is running flawlessly, no BSODs yet (appart from the inital overclocking/VCore offset lottery :lol: )

    That said, the Corsair Performance Series Pro is also Marvell controller-based.
  6. quicksand10 said:
    Sandforce controller-based SSDs have become much more reliable now. I wouldn't differentiate between Marvell or Sandforce based SSDs when buying my own, honestly. (Then again, I wouldn't build a Corsair themed rig :lol: ) My OCZ Vertex 3 is running flawlessly, no BSODs yet (appart from the inital overclocking/VCore offset lottery :lol: )

    That said, the Corsair Performance Series Pro is also Marvell controller-based.


    Interesting - I knew that the Force 3 was Sandforce based but I didn't know they made any other SSD line. I have the M4 and it's been amazing. My Intel drive is Sandforce based and I still have issues with it every once in a while but not like it was before I updated the firmware.

    I don't think I would build an entire Corsair-themed rig either - they make some great stuff for sure (cases, Vengeance RAM, air coolers, higher-end PSUs), but then they also make some stuff that is very questionable reliability at best (XMS RAM, liquid coolers, lower end PSUs, peripherals, SSDs, etc).
  7. Is Creative Suite 5 the CS:5 I've been seeing?
  8. BuBzXXL said:
    Is Creative Suite 5 the CS:5 I've been seeing?


    Yes, that runs about $2,300 a license.
  9. wjdajjwdajnbjgnmeior...... Is there something under $450ish? lol. If not I'll wait til I get some more moneys.
  10. BuBzXXL said:
    wjdajjwdajnbjgnmeior...... Is there something under $450ish? lol. If not I'll wait til I get some more moneys.


    You can find the OEM or student / teacher versions for less than $1K but if you want the real deal you'll have to pay. :lol:

    Although to make up for the ridiculously high cost they include about 40 different programs that range a wide variety of functions from flash editing to video production to image creating and so on.
  11. I agree with G Unit on the GPU etc. If you are looking at getting any of the Adobe programs then wait a bit. CS6 is coming out soon so no point in getting CS5 when CS6 is around the corner.
  12. You know when it will be coming out?
  13. kcsmacker said:
    I agree with G Unit on the GPU etc. If you are looking at getting any of the Adobe programs then wait a bit. CS6 is coming out soon so no point in getting CS5 when CS6 is around the corner.


    You think there will be a price drop on CS5 though?
  14. Give The GIMP a try. If you're not using all of the functions on Photoshop, The GIMP might be just enough. It can operate with your current .PSD files.
  15. What adobe product is the Gimp?
  16. GIMP*...
  17. It's not from Adobe. It's freeware.
    http://www.gimp.org/
  18. How come these programs need so much ram?
  19. RAM is faster than an SSD, which, in turn, is faster than a traditional HDD. They store everything in memory (or, when you run out, virtual memory but this defeats the purpose) for faster operations :)

    EDIT: Also, just checked again for you, the A70 is in stock again.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181011

    Thought that would make you happy :p
  20. Thanks :D

    I downloaded this GIMP thing and it's kind of confusing lol..
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