Originally Posted by mdocod
I think running a workstation class machine on that tiny naked VRM package is "pushing it." Other than the Pro4 micro, I like the build as is.
Thank You "mdocod", you and the others that help me put all this together. It put me to do some research, watch YouTube videos and read lots of online review/post about all these parts allow me to get back into a little of the Intel world system combo builds. I feel that this build will be useful since the machine will not be OC at all, and it feels better than other options I was leaning toward at the begining. I also learn a few important elements about the Xeon CPU vs the FX-8350 and why it makes it a better chip for Photoshop. Lets just say I got to the point I started learning the architecture of each chip more than I have ever done in the pass on computer builds. So I learn that going the Xeon route for this Photoshop machine was the best for the money and overall system build.
The following is what I got order:-Final System Setup-CPU:
Intel Xeon Processor E3-1230 v3 - $253.99Mobo:
ASRock H87M Pro4 LGA 1150 MicroATX - $82.99Ram:
16GB DDR3 1866mhz Crucial Ballistix Tactical -$124.99Video:
ASUS HD7790-DC2OC-1GD5 Radeon HD7790 1GB GDDR5 128-bit - $109.99 (Rebate: $20.00)SSD:
Seagate 600 Series ST240HM000 2.5" 240GB SATA III - $129.99HDD:
Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache - $86.27PSU:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance - $69.99 (Rebate: $10.00)Case:
Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl S - $79.99Drive:
Asus 24x DVD-RW SATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST - $21.95OS:
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit (OEM) - $138.98Monitor:
Dell S2340M 293M3-IPS-LED 23" inch - $149.99Total:
$1257.04 (out of pocket)Final:
$1227.04 (After Rebates)
Points I forgot to mention is that I feel she got a very rounded system with an IPS monitor, fast main drive, backup 2TB for now, decent ram speed and size, and room to grow a little before needing to go the much higher route.
Finally, I feel that this system should be a good starting point for her and she still can up the ram once more 16GB to max her system with 32GB. She can add a little more internal HDD if she wants thanks to the case and PSU power. Also She can still get one more Dell monitor and make her office/work area look very nice all thanks to the case and selection of monitors. I feel pretty good about this build and all thanks to everyone. Once I have it on hand I will take pictures and show the final setup with everything up and running. Hopefully no DOA.
If I ever have the money, I want to build a 2011 system. XD