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July 25, 2012 10:31:48 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month

Budget Range: $600 Canadian after tax/ shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, AutoCAD
Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: DirectCanada or
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Parts Preferences: Nvidia/ Intel

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I'm helping a friend build a computer, and I don't know much about the requirements for Photoshop or AutoCAD, so I was hoping for some help. She just needs the tower and a mouse/keyboard

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July 26, 2012 2:20:44 AM

I'd look at something like this You could go up or down on the CPU. Any of the pentiums below but the only real jump I'd consider would be to the i5. Hope this helps get you started. Sorry about the U.S. prices comes out to around 540 I believe.

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July 26, 2012 10:52:26 PM

What will give the biggest boost for Photoshop, processor or graphics card? Would it be worth upgrading to a quad core? Thanks for your reply
July 27, 2012 5:51:43 AM

CPU would help, the graphics card in your build will play most titles at high resolution well. The link below shows benchmarks. From a practical perspective I'd say you don't need it. However, an i3 21xx ($120ish) US does benefit from hyper threading/faster memory, and an i5 are awesome ($184 US) If you can swing it, grab the i5 but the build as is will be fine.