Originally Posted by breadcrums
if its gona be used for photography,down the road she will probably use lightroom too.
that is more cpu and memory intensive.
i would suggest-
- as said b4,more ram.(only if she is going to work on PS for hours at a time with huge files,if its just for 1 class 8gb is fine)(if going for more than 8gb go for kits with only 2 or 3 sticks as 4sticks tend to hamper overclocks and performance.)
- overclock to 4.2ghz(thats the max 212evo can handle i believe.)
- go for a psu with pre sleeved cables.the yellow,red,black cables look BAD!!(that is if u have a transparent side panel
cheers and all the best!
PS:once u get a new pc,you are never happy with just 'some light gaming'
u r bound to start playing atleast one high end game!
Fully modular is needed more then sleeved! But i'll take that into consideration!
Yes, it's a transparent side panel, so i'll have to try with cable management this time!
And i know, but it's not for me. I have a budget constraint and at the moment she only plays Minecraft... lol
Originally Posted by Tiger S.
I get a ton of use from my card reader. DSLR>Camera Raw>Photoshop. Total digital dark room. CiBi is right about the memory, get 16 its cheap, and 1tb hd is a must.
Photoshop doesn't scale well over 4 cores, actually slower with HT on. After boot, my quad i7 runs just as fast as my hex. Don't know where some of these guys find their info.
Yeah, and an i5 2500k ain't slow anyway!
Originally Posted by chrisguitar
i5 2500k is enough but for an extra $64 bucks in your build the hyper threading is there and photoshop uses it
Everyone needs to start from some where, we all did
well what I put was a good build for her because as a phototshop user I can tell you know, 8GB of ram isn't enough, my ssd helped me so much even though mine isn't sata3 and also I wish I had of bought the 2600k now that I understand more about technology and the apps I use.
Trust me make no mistake spend the extra $63 and get the 2600k, 16GB or ram and the SSD it will make the experience amazing.
SSD would be good, but as it's been mentioned even adobe suggest to not use an SSD.
I'd include it but a better CPU would be more needed one would think.
16GB is only do-able in the price range if i get 4 sticks, in my experience with 4 sticks i've had no problems with 4 sticks of DDR2. Got the same overclock!
Anyway, it's a multiplier CPU overclock? Surely bumping up the voltage on the memory would fix any instability problems?
Also i don't know where you're getting the price difference between the 2500k and 2600k from. The 2500k to 2600k jump is like $120.. Puts it out of budget once again.
The computer will be awesome for her needs and the budget, better then a $1300 Harvey Norman PC that they were going to buy
To put that into consideration it had an i3.. With a 500GB HDD and no graphics card..Edited by Matt-Matt - 1/14/12 at 5:07am