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New Photo Editing Computer Build

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October 21, 2012 1:33:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: ASAP - this week

Budget Range: around $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Adobe After Effects

Are you buying a monitor: No - got one

Parts to Upgrade:
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10Q-32GBXL
MB: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

Parts from Old machine:
- graphics card : Sapphire VAPOR-X HD 5750
- various HD's (including a could SSD'S)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, will upgrade to windows 8

Preferred Website(s) for Parts newegg

Overclocking: probably not

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1600

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: because it's time to do a reinstall windows and software and I want to upgrade at the same time.
October 21, 2012 1:40:13 PM

32gb is too much.
Get 16gb instead. It's more than enough, you won't even max it all out.
October 21, 2012 2:23:39 PM

Also that RAM is quad channel, you're going to want dual channel stuff with Ivy Bridge.
October 21, 2012 5:09:47 PM

ok thanks. Is IveBridge a better choice than SandyBridge?
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