I am about to undertake my first build to create a photo editing rig for myself and wanted your opinions as I am a bit out of touch with components these days....
As I mentioned the biggest demands on a day-to-day basis will be photo editing (Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6), although I may occasionally play some games but not in a hardcore way. I will not be doing video editing. I want to ensure I have a nice quick and smooth workflow from importing RAW files, to applying filters and exporting JPEGs.
I plan on running Windows 8, a solid state drive along with a HDD and 16gigs of RAM. Because I want to spend some extra cash on a nice IPS monitor and the SSD drive is already upping my cost, I am trying to contain my remaining costs while not sacrificing too much performance.
My questions are primarily surrounding processors, mother boards and video cards....
i5-3470 vs FX-8150 or would anyone recommend looking at another chip?
What you recommend that would have sufficient USB 3 and SATA 6?
Required or would onboard be sufficient? If you recommend dedicated, which card?