Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser
Good all-round system
Well, of course an i7-2600k would be good, because, as I believe, Photoshop can utilize the HyperThreading. But don't qoute me on this
Only thing really is the PSU. Cooler Master aren't that great a brand for PSUs, and 750W is way enough. You might even consider a 500W PSU. You should look into either these brands:
Thermaltake Toughpower XT
Check out this calculator, and see the recommended PSU for your system, when done:
Hope it helped
Also, I'm not sure whether Photoshop utilizes CUDA cores or not, so if it does, you might want to look into a nVidia card, but performance wise, you won't get anything better in that price range than a 6850, so it's a good choice
I'm gonna +rep you, since it actually looks like, you put some thought into the system - and I like your generousity about buying games for your girl.
Don't worry about the RAM. 8 Gb. is fine.
EDIT: An SSD would really be a good choice. Intel 500 series, Samsung 800 series, Crucial m4 series or Kingston. I'd recommend those
Yeah, i did give it a bit of thought! ;D
It's not for MY
girl, she's just my girlfriends friend
Besides i like to see my handywork put to good use!
EDIT: Almost missed this.
As for the PSU, i was looking for advice on this. Looking for 650 -750w as it's good just to be safe..
I mean the price difference here for a cheapo 500w to a decent 650-750w is about $30. I think it'd be better to go over-the-top, these also have awesome warranties!
Originally Posted by ZachOlauson
A SSD would be good for the OS but Adobe actually says that a SSD wont help PS besides the initial loading if its installed on it, its better to set up the scratch disk to the SSD which will help in the editing side, because once its loaded it will just use the scratch disk. Large hard drives are also nice, when doing my graphic design and web art work I seem to fill up hard drives too fast, PSDs can get large awful quick.
Originally Posted by Fatalrip
Should tear up photoshop and some games, might want to look at asus for a motherboard though as they seem to have better 1155 boards than gigabyte. Really though most things people do in photoshop will not come close to the limits of this computer. I vote for the ssd simply because the fast boot times of programs and windows will give her a much better impression of how fast the computer is.
Ah, i see. So an SSD might not be worth it over say a 27 inch screen upgrade? I really think that it'd be better off with a bigger screen for photoshop.
And an SSD is a bit technical to setup if i say so myself.
Originally Posted by Crazy_Clocker
Most likely you will need an ssd
. You could save money and use a 650 watt PSU if you're not planning crossfire. And I suggest an Asrock z68 pro mobo as it's cheaper and just as fast.
Good Luck with the build!
I'm sticking to the better brands as i don't want any hiccups with RMA, anyway the asrock board thats similar is only around $5 less.. Gigabyte/Asus have a better warranty, to be honest i prefer Gigabyte as i've never worked with anything else.
Originally Posted by E-Peen
Real nice build. It'll handle PS well without any hiccups. You mentioned you might possibly throw an SSD on there, that would make PS load PSDs and just generally be very fast, so it would be great for large pieces.
Yeah, that was the idea. I said to come to me for computer advice, whether it be a Laptop or Desktop. They could
claim a Harvey Norman $1500 rip-off. But i suggested this is better, as it's the exact kind of PC she wants. It's got a better warranty (most likely) and has better quality parts. Can be changed and upgraded without the warranty being lost also.
It's also just a nicer PC in total, worth alot more too. Also i might be able to pass this off on tax for them, i'll talk to my friend who did it. 'cause our family accountant said i can't! D:
Cheers for the advice everyone!
Well so far, anyway!
I might do a build log of this too! Don't expect any photos of the girls though!
This came up after i pressed "Post" haha.
As i said the SSD will be alot of hassle, i'll probably just set it up for hibernate
I can't get that cooler here, and i love my Hyper 212 and CM products, so i'll just go for that anyway!
As for the person saying about 1TB being too much.. Why not spend $15 more and get a hard drive double the size? It's like the $2 difference for 1333 and 1600 ram..
Also i'm only going 500GB 'cause hard drives are expensive here at the moment, and hard to source.Edited by Matt-Matt - 1/14/12 at 3:28am