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Is this good for gaming and 3d software/photoshop?
Nov 27, 2012, 2:02 AM
PCPartPicker part list
Price breakdown by merchant
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
($169.99 @ Microcenter)
ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
($59.99 @ Newegg)
Mushkin Silverline 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
($32.98 @ Outlet PC)
Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card
($274.99 @ Newegg)
Cooler Master Elite 361 (Black) ATX Mini Tower Case
($46.24 @ Amazon)
SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 23:01 EST-0500)
Nov 27, 2012
good gaming software photoshop
Nov 27, 2012, 2:16 AM
Hi, do you have plans to overclock?
We can shave a bit of money off and make it cheaper without sacrificing performance
The PSU is great but if you don't plan to SLI then it's a waste.
Nov 27, 2012, 2:22 AM
PSU is a waste in either case. It's overkill and too expensive for a single GPU system, and insufficient for 2-way SLI/Crossfire.
Get the 7950 or 670 instead. The 660 Ti isn't that great especially for what you're going to do with it, the low bus rate cripples performance.
A 1TB Caviar Blue is only $10 away from t hat 500gb Toshiba.
Get 2x4gb RAM for dual-channel.
If your 3d work is heavy or much needed for work/school, I believe you'll be better off getting an AMD CPU instead with the 8 Piledriver cores/modules.
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