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February 26, 2013 11:17:38 PM

My best friends wife need a computer to run a 700$ software in photoshop video editing ect... I know little of photoshop if any. They asked me to build them a pc budget 600-800$ just for that this will be her livelyhood and means of money so i must do this right. Hope i came to the right place. Anyone know what it takes to run the software and all the means it takes to do this type of work. I was thinking she would like win8 and "need" atleast 8gb ram and "need" a decent video card but i came here to find out anyone out there with background working with this stuff your input is must needed thank you.

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February 26, 2013 11:24:30 PM

Does she need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, os? Planning on overclocking or dual gpu? (Probably not but just have to make sure)
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February 26, 2013 11:48:45 PM

600-800 is just the desktop overclocking and dual gpu though sounds like im building a gaming computer
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February 26, 2013 11:59:11 PM

For a photoshop build, I'd go 16GB ram as it can use it. One of the new AMD chips are cheap and Photoshop is fairly multicore supported so the 8 cores will be used. Photoshop has limited GPU rendering support, only a few filters support it, so a powerful video card won't benefit it much. Something along the 7770 would be fine and cheap and doesn't need massive power. I use a 7750 and a Phenom II 1075T with Photoshop and it runs fine.
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February 27, 2013 12:56:13 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Kingston 16gb ram ($69.99)
Other: Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3 motherboard ($121.99)
Other: Seagate HDD 2tb ($94.99)
Total: $805.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-26 21:56 EST-0500)
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February 27, 2013 1:07:59 AM

^I like that build above, great picks for running Photoshop. But really you don't need the aftermarket CPU cooler. The stock cooler that comes with the retail boxed processor will do perfectly fine. So you can save yourself a little cash there.
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February 27, 2013 1:24:08 AM

Best answer selected by aubrey08.
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February 27, 2013 1:28:23 AM

jitpublisher said:
^I like that build above, great picks for running Photoshop. But really you don't need the aftermarket CPU cooler. The stock cooler that comes with the retail boxed processor will do perfectly fine. So you can save yourself a little cash there.

That was for overclocking. He can ditch the aftermarket cooler, get a 970mobo, and save money to keep or buy a ssd. Or he can just ditch the cpu cooler but keep the motherboard and buy it later when they want to oc.
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