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January 15, 2013 8:01:09 AM

I live in India and my budget is very tight and i want to spend on my photography gear rather my PC .. but ..i realized PC is the key while doing postprocess workflows

My photography page : 500px.com/PushkarRajSharma


I was lucky to get a great dell ultrasharp monitor 24" 1920x1200 res from Canada in sale - havent recieved it yet - uncle yet to land in India :-) i saved INR10,000 / 200$ on the monitor ( if i get that in India )

My rest of the budget is 22k INR

Since the monitor has Dvi-D i want a Display card to support that resolution port and run Photoshop CS4 - Games NEVER ..!!

I was considering

Intel i3 - 2nd or 3rd gen CPU with intel 61ww board - about 10,000 INR
RAM 4GB or 8GB - please suggest - INR 1300 ( 4 gb )
Nvidia 610GT - 2700 INR
logitech/MS Wireless keyboard & Mouse - 1600 INR
Any Cabinet & PSU - 3000 INR or so .
500GB HDD - SATA - 3700

I own a 1TB Seagate - USB drive already
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Total : 22300 INR or about 350-400 $$
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Something that i m missing or doing wrong with my budget ???

thnks in anticipation
January 15, 2013 8:17:28 AM

Operating System? Also you might consider using an SSD to install your OS and Photoshop. Then for lightning speed use the SSD to temporarily store the photos you are working on, then store more permanently on the HDD. SSDs are coming down in price all the time, and I would recommend Windows 8 as it takes up less drive space and is fast.
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January 15, 2013 8:29:21 AM

Hi Dodger

I m planning win7 pro at the moment .. SSD are bit outta budget .. but later may top up ..nothing now :(  .
Does other than this looks good ?
I m worried about Display card !
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January 15, 2013 8:32:08 AM

for photoprocessing its better to go i5.
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January 15, 2013 8:40:26 AM

envy14tpe said:
for photoprocessing its better to go i5.



That increases my budget 6k up ++
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January 15, 2013 9:05:54 AM

joeh_87 said:
maybe go for an AMD APU if you really are not going to be gaming & really on photoshop.

I'm sure an APU is more than capable of doing the photoshop work you need & will save alot of money

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-trinity-e...



I heard AMDs are not that great ... so was inclinded to intel ..maybe i m wrong ..
but people go for intel only
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January 15, 2013 9:08:25 AM

AMD Radeon HD6570 should be available for much the same money, Passmark score 753 compared with 342. If you are having to buy Win 7 Pro you may be able to save money by obtaining an XP licence and upgrading to Win 8 before 31st Jan when the cheap upgrade expires.
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January 15, 2013 9:13:59 AM

If i was in your position i'd go with an A10 APU

You will save on Nvidia 610GT - 2700 INR & motherboard is cheaper than an Intel one.

which could go toward an SSD & 8GB RAM

A10 APU costs the same as both half decent speeds I3 2nd/3rd and imo has better performance.
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January 15, 2013 9:22:57 AM

heres a rough guide on what you could save not a great deal but eh

Intel Core i3-3240 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail
ASRock H61M-GS Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Micro Motherboard
KFA2 GeForce™ GT610 2048MB GDDR3 64bit Low Profile rd

Total : £201.77
AMD A10-5800K Black Edition 3.80GHz (Socket FM2) APU Trinity Quad Core Processor (AD580KWOHJBOX)
ASRock FM2A55M-DGS AMD A55 Chipset (Socket FM2) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard
Total : £151.78

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January 15, 2013 9:23:55 AM

Double post .

heres a rough guide on what you could save not a great deal but eh

Intel Core i3-3240 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail
ASRock H61M-GS Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Micro Motherboard
KFA2 GeForce™ GT610 2048MB GDDR3 64bit Low Profile rd

Total : £201.77 "201 British Pounds = 17 587.9101 Indian Rupees"

AMD A10-5800K Black Edition 3.80GHz (Socket FM2) APU Trinity Quad Core Processor (AD580KWOHJBOX)
ASRock FM2A55M-DGS AMD A55 Chipset (Socket FM2) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard
Total : £151.78 "151 British Pounds = 13 212.8081 Indian Rupees"

Tho an A10 Black edition is not needed as you won't be overclocking but for its price + Speeds might aswell, and i'm sure you can get the prices abit cheaper if you estimate an i3 base as 10K
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January 15, 2013 9:24:27 AM

joeh_87 said:
If i was in your position i'd go with an A10 APU

You will save on Nvidia 610GT - 2700 INR & motherboard is cheaper than an Intel one.

which could go toward an SSD & 8GB RAM

A10 APU costs the same as both half decent speeds I3 2nd/3rd and imo has better performance.


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Ahh .. Now im impressed ....
You mean i do not have to buy a graphic card for a dvi-d cable and resolution support ...
and if motherboard is cheaper .. i can go for SSD drive & 8GB ... yes great option ...

could you throw a comparison ( little bit ) over intel i3 ...and how will i benifit outta A10 APU other than COST
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January 15, 2013 9:33:16 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 15, 2013 11:55:57 AM

photo editing...go AMD cuz of incredible prices on budget. i3 is good for office build, but definitely get AMD.
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January 15, 2013 12:41:17 PM

joeh_87 said:
Double post .

heres a rough guide on what you could save not a great deal but eh

Intel Core i3-3240 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail
ASRock H61M-GS Intel H61 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Micro Motherboard
KFA2 GeForce™ GT610 2048MB GDDR3 64bit Low Profile rd

Total : £201.77 "201 British Pounds = 17 587.9101 Indian Rupees"

AMD A10-5800K Black Edition 3.80GHz (Socket FM2) APU Trinity Quad Core Processor (AD580KWOHJBOX)
ASRock FM2A55M-DGS AMD A55 Chipset (Socket FM2) DDR3 Micro ATX Motherboard
Total : £151.78 "151 British Pounds = 13 212.8081 Indian Rupees"

Tho an A10 Black edition is not needed as you won't be overclocking but for its price + Speeds might aswell, and i'm sure you can get the prices abit cheaper if you estimate an i3 base as 10K


Will it solve my purpose of 1920x1200 resolution
as my monitor has dvi-d ..
Which is most imp for me ...
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January 15, 2013 1:46:04 PM

pushkar17 said:
Will it solve my purpose of 1920x1200 resolution
as my monitor has dvi-d ..
Which is most imp for me ...

Most monitors have DVI nowadays. I run my Dell U2311H with it. btw, great choice...going with a Dell.
I love mine.

But seriously. You should look into AMD to photo edit.
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January 15, 2013 4:23:40 PM

pushkar17 said:
Will it solve my purpose of 1920x1200 resolution
as my monitor has dvi-d ..
Which is most imp for me ...



yes Most FM2 motherboards by the seems comes with DVI connectors at the back.

just link us the one you're considering buying and if unsure still we'll find out for you.
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January 16, 2013 2:18:18 AM

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