New build for work

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $700 (at most 750) Before Rebates; After shipping


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Some photoshop, document editing, coding, web browsing (work computer)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix, newegg or amazon

Location: santa barbara, california, ca. (theres a nearby frys that will pricematch with microcenter)

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU if possible

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: I'd prefer at least 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I need a case, CPU, HD, RAM (8GB), MOBO, keyboard/mouse, monitor, GPU, disk drive, and PSU (and OS).

There will be some photoshop, not TOOOO much. If the budget allowing I'd like to pickup a $70 mech keyboard but, I know that's probably not possible. It's really important to not go over the budget, since its not my money I'm spending. I've been advised that it wouldn't be wise to use integtrated graphics but, I just need something that will handle photoshop and nothing more really (a 23" screen would be nice but may be to much).

Thank you all for the help, I truly appreciate it!
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  1. iNfmousMobb said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: This week

    Budget Range: $700 (at most 750) Before Rebates; After shipping


    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Some photoshop, document editing, coding, web browsing (work computer)

    Are you buying a monitor: Yes


    Do you need to buy OS: Yes

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ncix, newegg or amazon

    Location: santa barbara, california, ca. (theres a nearby frys that will pricematch with microcenter)

    Parts Preferences: Intel CPU if possible

    Overclocking: No

    SLI or Crossfire: No

    Your Monitor Resolution: I'd prefer at least 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: I need a case, CPU, HD, RAM (8GB), MOBO, keyboard/mouse, monitor, GPU, disk drive, and PSU (and OS).

    There will be some photoshop, not TOOOO much. If the budget allowing I'd like to pickup a $70 mech keyboard but, I know that's probably not possible. It's really important to not go over the budget, since its not my money I'm spending. I've been advised that it wouldn't be wise to use integtrated graphics but, I just need something that will handle photoshop and nothing more really (a 23" screen would be nice but may be to much).

    Thank you all for the help, I truly appreciate it!



    If you shop around, you should be able to find this for $750. It's going to be hard to get what you asked for, for less. The i3-3225 has high end integrated graphics (HD4000). This should be able to handle Photoshop just fine and save you money on a GPU. If you insist on a GPU, you can save money with the i3-3220.
    The mechanical keyboard, IMO, is out of the question for $750 w/ a 23" monitor. The IPS monitor I picked will look better than a non-IPS.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DeGa
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DeGa/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DeGa/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($136.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
    Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.24 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($43.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.62 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($16.89 @ Amazon)
    Total: $766.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 02:07 EST-0500)

    Again, shop around. Plan for shipping. Sometimes you can save money on shipping by combining orders, even though you're paying a little more for the part. I would also suggest looking for open box parts from newegg. I just bought a ASRock Pro4 mobo for $89.99, normally about $124.99. They are still covered under return policy. Tweak the list all you want, but most of all, SHOP AROUND AND PLAN!

    Regards
  2. Just inside the $750 budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($83.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($16.89 @ Amazon)
    Total: $740.53
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 04:52 EST-0500)
  3. I just picked up this 23" Dell IPS monitor from newegg.com for $169.99 after 40% off. If it's not too late, snag it! I love the monitor. Love it. The stand is good unlike most around this price.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260109
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