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Thank you for all the replies guys.
Photoshop version to be used will be CS5, with minimal extra plug-ins for now. I understand that the GPU will help render with a dedicated GPU.
I like Intel, but the motherboards that supports 1600mhz and overclocking start to bring up the price when combined with the CPU.
I think 8GBs of RAM is a good place for now, I have 16 on my personal rig and when I do changes on RAWs I don't come near 50% usage.

I would go for 16gb because sometimes with 8gb it starts studdering if I have over 50 layers. I use CS3 idk that may have changed with CS5.
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($121.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GT 430 1GB Video Card ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 430W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $571.18

OC the CPU and RAM, The samsung low voltage ram has been getting 2400MHz+.
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post #13 of 17
here is what i think a pretty decent rig the only problem is its under 600$ after MIR redface.gif

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($98.99 @ NCIX US)

Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($27.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($26.98 @ Newegg)

Total:] $595.92 Shipped and after MIR redface.gif

you got a
  1. 2500k which can be overclocked
  2. a P67 motherboard which supports overclocking and can overclock the 25ooK upto ~4.6Ghz wink.gif
  3. a GTX 460 which a great phyx card in my suggestion for its price i suggested you a 6850 instead but it does not have Phyx so i though a NVIDA would do better
  4. the case has a pretty good VFM i would say for 28$ not at all a bad deal thumb.gif
  5. CX 430 is a pretty good PSU and can handle a Single GTX460 and a overclocked 2500k if you want a more beefy PSU so that you can SLi in future you would like THISfor 60$ thumb.gif

Hope you like it thumb.gif
post #14 of 17
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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($121.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GT 430 1GB Video Card ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.26 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 430W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $571.18

OC the CPU and RAM, The samsung low voltage ram has been getting 2400MHz+.

^This will do well.

8gigs of ram will do nicely and can always add another 8gigs later if you need more.
I'd stick with the integrated graphics tho and put that into a higher capacity power supply(500-600watt, overclocking headroom, storage drives), and then get a higher end dedicated card(550Ti ~$140) later when you can spend more. The Intel HD 3000 would run fine for most PS tasks and you would only see real benefits from a dedicated card if you're using the 3d cameras/editing in 3d within PS, and running heavy filters that use the gpu.
 
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^This will do well.
8gigs of ram will do nicely and can always add another 8gigs later if you need more.
I'd stick with the integrated graphics tho and put that into a higher capacity power supply(500-600watt, overclocking headroom, storage drives), and then get a higher end dedicated card(550Ti ~$140) later when you can spend more. The Intel HD 3000 would run fine for most PS tasks and you would only see real benefits from a dedicated card if you're using the 3d cameras/editing in 3d within PS, and running heavy filters that use the gpu.

I agree, that looks like the best setup.
There will be no 3D rendering, and this rig will never be used for gaming or anything of the sort.

I like that setup, but now I have a question. Will OCing the RAM be truly beneficial?
I am estimating there will be at most 20-40 layers in any one image at the time, as I mentioned before I have 16GB @ 1600mhz on my main rig and I hardly ever reach 50% usage.
post #16 of 17
Very little benefit in OC'n memory above 1600MHz for PS use(negligible at best), if you were editing video in Premiere or something than sure but just editing images in PS, 1600MHz and a fast scratch disk would be fine.
At some point might want to add a dedicated hard drive or small ssd for use as a scratch drive, as even with lots a memory PS still tends to cache a bit of data to the hard drive.
 
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post #17 of 17
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I agree, that looks like the best setup.
There will be no 3D rendering, and this rig will never be used for gaming or anything of the sort.
I like that setup, but now I have a question. Will OCing the RAM be truly beneficial?
I am estimating there will be at most 20-40 layers in any one image at the time, as I mentioned before I have 16GB @ 1600mhz on my main rig and I hardly ever reach 50% usage.

Having overclocked RAM will save time, and saved time = increased productivity. And increased productivity with 0 additional cost = profit thumb.gif

Usage does not matter really, as long as you arent using all of it. Increasing the RAM speeds will decrease the time you will see the processing bar. Also, overclocking your processor will increase the "speed" of your ram wink.gif


The fact that the overclocking the Samsung ram will not cost you anymore than standard 1600MHz ram, it is a no brainer to overclock it.
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