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My mom flipped a $%^& yesterday when I took apart one of her computers. All she does is edit photos all day from her friends and in the past. What would be the best parts for her? I have the case but does she need a quad core for photo editing or will a dual core suffice? Its in a microatx HP case so I'll assume 2GB of ram will work too right?
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post #2 of 9
It depends on what software she uses, if she's using photoshop or other advanced software for photo editing and she plays with a lot of layers + high res photos, she may need more RAM than that.
I like turtles ^^
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I like turtles ^^
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Why'd she flip out if she knew you're going to upgrade it?
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post #4 of 9
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I wasn't planning on it but I kinda have to now.....All she uses is photoshop and some hallamark thing. So you think 4 gb is better? And quad or dual core?
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Silverstone Tek Aluminum Mini ITX 140mm FanX1 USB3.0x2 3.5-Inchx1 and 2.5-Inchx2 Drive Bays Tower Computer Case FT03S-MINI - Silver
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost SC Corsair VENGEANCE 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Solid-3 480Gb SSD Seagate 3TB 7200RPM HDD Silverstone Slim 8X DVDR SST-SOD02 Zalman LQ-310 
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Silverstone FT03 Mini Apple Magic Mouce M-Audio Bx8 D2 Studio Monitors 
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AMD FX-8350 Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Gigabyte GA-27XOC AMD Performance 8gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston 240gb SSD Hitachi 150gb HDD (OLD) LG Super Multi Drive Corsair H55 
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post #5 of 9
Q6600 87 bucks shipped, then you can pick up a decent p45 board for around 40 and you can find some ram around on here as well.

http://www.overclock.net/main-compon...7-shipped.html
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What's the budget?
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Don't wana spend more than $300
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Silverstone Tek Aluminum Mini ITX 140mm FanX1 USB3.0x2 3.5-Inchx1 and 2.5-Inchx2 Drive Bays Tower Computer Case FT03S-MINI - Silver
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Mac'd OUT
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Perfect little case! (Especially for a mackintosh)
Silverstone Tek Aluminum Mini ITX 140mm FanX1 USB3.0x2 3.5-Inchx1 and 2.5-Inchx2 Drive Bays Tower Computer Case FT03S-MINI - Silver
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost SC Corsair VENGEANCE 16gb 
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OCZ Solid-3 480Gb SSD Seagate 3TB 7200RPM HDD Silverstone Slim 8X DVDR SST-SOD02 Zalman LQ-310 
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by yancyv8 View Post
I wasn't planning on it but I kinda have to now.....All she uses is photoshop and some hallamark thing. So you think 4 gb is better? And quad or dual core?
Did you break and/or steal parts of your mummy's computer?
post #9 of 9
I would say a good duel core, 4gb of ram, and 2 of the same hdd for raid 1.
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