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Which one's more suitable for me???!!!!!

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September 17, 2012 1:34:33 AM

I will buy the parts this week and I'm going crazy right now.
I need help from you guys to decide which system to go for.
I do both gaming+photoshop cs6/lightroom4 equally. (got only 1 monitor so nothing extreme)

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF-X
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF-X
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer


PLEASE HELP by giving me some suggestion.

Thanks

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September 17, 2012 1:41:07 AM

the 3770k would be faster for photoshop/lightroom, but if you're not really using it for anything important i would go with the I5, and drop down to 8GB ram
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September 17, 2012 1:42:41 AM

even if i go for i5, isn't adding 16gb of ram show better performance on photoshop?
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September 17, 2012 1:44:40 AM

i7 certainly improves processes in Photoshop. Whether it's justified, depends how much your doing. If doing a lot, i7 good, but it's a bit of a judgement call. By the way, there's no need to increase CPU cooling, or power supply in option 2.
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September 17, 2012 1:46:04 AM

yea lol that's why i was asking here. This system purely depends on what I do "most."
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September 17, 2012 1:47:30 AM

If I choose the i7 system, would it decrease my gaming performance?
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September 17, 2012 1:47:46 AM

Get the cm hyper 212 evo not the plus.
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September 17, 2012 1:48:08 AM

if you really want to, if it's primarily a gaming PC i would reccomend putting the $50 elsewhere, like a beefier CPU cooler
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September 17, 2012 1:49:42 AM

Photo/video editing eats RAM. Stick with 16GB. Thinking about it, you may be better to use 2x8GB, rather than 4x4GB, then it's easier to upgrade to 32GB, if you find you need to. I'm not kidding, it's perfectly possible to use 32GB, in CS6.
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September 17, 2012 1:52:01 AM

jrockroll said:
If I choose the i7 system, would it decrease my gaming performance?


nope, it should be on par with the I5
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September 17, 2012 2:04:10 AM

It all comes down to HOW MUCH you are doing in CS6/Lightroom. If it's only the occassional 5 min Utube video, option 1 will be fine (yes EVO cooler, not Plus. I missed that one)
If you are doing LOADS in Photoshop, option 2, except the cooler & PSU from 1. Do go with 2x8GB, in case you need more, later.
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September 17, 2012 2:28:51 AM

Thanks a lot peeps~

So:



CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF-X
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer

Better?
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September 17, 2012 2:39:26 AM

That will do both Photoshop & gaming well, and assuming you're doing a fair bit of phot work, well balanced. Good luck with the build.
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September 17, 2012 2:44:04 AM

I heard Cooler Master Hyper 212 + will be better than evo. Any thoughts?
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September 17, 2012 3:00:29 AM

jrockroll said:
I heard Cooler Master Hyper 212 + will be better than evo. Any thoughts?


The evo is the newer better model.
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September 17, 2012 3:34:34 AM

they are pretty well equal, the EVO is a few degree's better, and is an easier install process (flat bottom)... and has a higher CFM fan included
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September 26, 2012 11:55:25 PM

Best answer selected by jrockroll.
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