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Need a system that can run photoshop, illustrator, and dreamweaver.

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January 6, 2013 7:51:16 PM

I don't want to pay any more than I have to but I do have about a thousand dollar budget. I don't need an OS or a monitor. I have a 20 inch monitor running at 1600 by 1200. I just need something that can run photoshop, illustrator, and dreamweaver.

Thanks.
January 6, 2013 8:04:02 PM

How much Photoshop? Do you do it for a living 24/7?
January 6, 2013 8:19:26 PM

No. Just basic web graphics type stuff.
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January 7, 2013 7:17:05 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($101.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $861.88

That'll do you good. Strong(ish) GPU if you ever do any rendering, a good CPU for processing, and a CPU cooler for overclocking, it should speed up the editing.

But if you really want more power (and for basic editing this is mostly unnecessary), Increase the CPU to a 3770k and up the RAM to 16GB.
January 7, 2013 7:31:23 PM

Thanks!
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