Want to build Computer 4 Photo work

Hi All

Looking to put together a system for Photo work , music files and surfing the net. open budget, but Looking for the best bang and performance for the money. in all given hardware. Below is what I have my eye on, but looking for other suggestions, if I am off the mark with other brands. This project is a first for me.
Parts to be bought through Newegg/Amazon. USA >>>> Thanks


Case COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full
Cooling fan Recommendations
Processor Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W QuadMotherboard ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Ram either Corsair Vegence 16 GB or G Skill Ripjaws 16 GB or is it more economical to buy two 8 GB of either.
Hard drive Seagate 1 TB (2)
SSD drive not really sure ??? Recommendations
Power supply corsair or coolermaster about 750/850watt Recommendations ( silent type.)
Have existing video card. Geforce GT 430
Have existing DVD RW Drive
Have existing Keyboard & Mouse. logitec wireless solar keypad and wirless mouse
Have existing Monitor Dell U2711 27 - inch
Have existing Intergrated amp / DA Processor & Speakers.
OS Windows 7
Photoshop
Lightroom 4
3 IN 1 reader card for photo cards
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  1. Please post all the components of your pc (including the ones you already have) so that we could give you better advice.

    MoBo: not sure which one would be good for your purposes
    Ram: 2x 8 Gb would be better because you leave slots open for further upgrade in the future
    PSU: will depend on the other components...
    SSD: Crucial M4, intel, and Samsung SSD's are good ones
  2. Please post all the components of your pc (including the ones you already have) so that we could give you better advice.

    I edited the info to include componet names of existing hardware and parts
  3. One thing i found out the hard way was Adobe needs minimum 876mb of video ram on the GPU to use its mercury engine. You may want to keep that in mind when choosing your graphics card.
  4. Dormantreign, I called Nvidia , and they recommended the gt430, will that not work for my needs, as for 876mb vor on GPU. I dont have that much experience with computers.

    Once I have all my parts list, I plan on bringing it to someone to build. If anyone knows anyone in the Treasure coast of Florida, that could do if for me for $$$, I would appreciate the turn on.

    Thanks
  5. Cozz571 said:
    Dormantreign, I called Nvidia , and they recommended the gt430, will that not work for my needs, as for 876mb vor on GPU. I dont have that much experience with computers.

    Once I have all my parts list, I plan on bringing it to someone to build. If anyone knows anyone in the Treasure coast of Florida, that could do if for me for $$$, I would appreciate the turn on.

    Thanks

    The gt 430 you have should have 1 Gb (1024 Mb) of vRAM so in theory, should be fine. I'm not familiar however on how GPU - intensive photo editing is so I'm not sure how your card will perform. Maybe someone else can comment on that?

    For power supply, you will probably be fine with 600-650 W. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095

    I just looked at the motherboard you have and it has features you probably won't use (based on your purposes). Maybe something like this should be fine http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131824.
  6. Cozz571 said:
    Hi All

    Ram either Corsair Vegence 16 GB or G Skill Ripjaws 16 GB or is it more economical to buy two 8 GB of either.

    Have existing video card. Geforce GT 430


    Traditionally, Quadro is meant for non-gaming and GTX for gaming/fast action. If you want to choose Quadro, you would need atleast 4000. I do not think GT 430 is enough for photo/music. You may want to consider at least GTX 580, if not GTX 680 or Quadro 4000.

    I think you would also need a 16GB RAM, while 32GB may be an over kill. The 4x4 GB sticks are not expensive.
  7. I work with folders of hundreds (sometimes thousands) of RAW images at ~24MB/image in Photoshop/Bridge/InDesign. My $.02:

    Photoshop isn't GPU intensive, but it does use all your CPU cores and it likes lots of RAM. 4x4GB for RAM is economical and totally sufficient. And stick with the 2600K if you must buy now. Its successor will be out soon.

    Get an SSD. I'd buy either the Crucial m4 or Samsung 830 - whichever is cheaper at the time of purchase.

    Alternative: I got 32GB of RAM so I could have a 16GB ramdisk which I load images to after a shoot. Basic RAW editing happens off RAM, which is insanely fast. It's easy to organize when working in Bridge/Camera Raw - I suspect Lightroom will make it a challenge.
  8. Also, nice monitor. Little jealous here.
  9. Thanks naf for the referal on the 2600k, what is going to be its replacement out soon.

    Your suggestion on MOBO

    Yes, loving my U2711

    l0v3rboi checking out your recommendation on MOBO.>>>Thanks
  10. Cozz571 said:
    Thanks naf for the referal on the 2600k, what is going to be its replacement out soon.

    Your suggestion on MOBO

    Yes, loving my U2711

    l0v3rboi checking out your recommendation on MOBO.>>>Thanks


    Ivy Bridge i7 3770K - marginal increase in speed, big increase in power efficiency, PCIe 3.0, better integrated graphics (which you don't care about), generally more future proof. As far as I know it's set to be announced 4/29. http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-core-i7-3770k

    MOBO and CPU cooler depend on your overclocking plans. If you're not OC'ing, just get one with plenty of SATA ports and use the stock CPU cooler (though the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is cheap and some say it's worth it regardless of OC). ASRock boards are great bang for the buck, and everyone likes Asus. If you're going to OC you might want something a little more robust like the Asus Sabertooth.

    ASRock: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    Sabertooth: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821
    Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    And don't skimp on the PSU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151088
    would all work.
  11. Please see these reviews at Tom's for mobo

    Please see these Tom's

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ramp [...] 32422.html

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/x79- [...] 32386.html

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/p9x7 [...] 32334.html
  12. Something got messed up with those motherboard review links...Sorry..here are the correct links:


    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/p9x7 [...] 32334.html

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/x79- [...] 32357.html

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/x79- [...] 32386.html

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ramp [...] 32422.html
  13. Those are X79 boards, but good call bringing up the roundup. A Z77 roundup should be up sometime soon. Anand has a preview:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5728/intel-z77-panther-point-chipset-and-motherboard-preview-asrock-asus-gigabyte-msi-ecs-and-biostar
  14. LGA 1155 collection is here

    Asus P8Z68 review

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4330 [...] v-review/8

    This might be useful at Tom's

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/foru [...] asus-p8z68

    This is 1 1/4 years old at Toms's

    http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2837.html

    Latest one at

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index. [...] &Itemid=69

    Please see if this is useful

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