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Case: YOUR CALL
Mainboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Z77 $189.99
GPU: MSI N670 $429.99 (best coolers)
PSU: Seasonic X650 gold full modular $139.99
Ram: Samsung 30NM 2x4GB (Overclocks to 2133Mhz guaranteed, some hit 2800) $47
CPU: 2600k $289.99
Cooling: H100 $109
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $129
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive :EDITED: $199.99
totals = $1533

This would perform better than your setup. You can add another set of 2x4GB samsung ram, believe me these are the hidden overclock kings. For mine I changed 2 sub timings in BIOS and it was prime95 stable at 2133Mhz. All 2600'k's can do 4.6Ghz, MOST do 4.8 and some do 5Ghz and the H100 should handle up to 1.48v just fine. The PSU is Full Modular and one if not the best PSU manufacturer. Good storage choice though. I went with the MSI 670 cause the dual fan cooler which is very quiet and should aid any overclocking as this newer generation of nvidia gpu's starts throttling down at 70c.

You can also choose a different mobo if you dont want MATX, I just know the Maximus line uses really high quality parts.

I can't pick a case for you man, it comes down to style/preference, when something's gonna sit on your desk for the next year or two, you cant have someone else pick for you =P

You can probably tweak the build further but im just at work in a rush sorta
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For a Photoshop build, stay away from the new Kepler GPUs. They are known to underperform compared to last gen cards. Pick up a 560/70/80 instead. Bonus is you'll be able to save a few bucks that way.
 
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You should be using an AMD GPU, either the 7000 series (they out perform Kepler in compute tasks) or the new AMD Firepro W600.

    
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So im building my first CS5.5 build, (mostly advanced photoshop with lots of automation)
i need to keep the cost around $1300 USD.
The most important factor is that it will last many years and be cheaply upgraded so i do not mind spending a little extra on
base components that will last beyond future upgrades.
This is what i have so far
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mainboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850
Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+
Cooling: CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
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HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive :EDITED:
totals = $1657
Nothing is set in stone yet
Feel free to let loose and be brutal on me. i wanna know what you think.
Does my build suck? is it great? Should i change it up? Am I wasting money? You tell me.


Here's a tip save the $2000 you're going to waste on buying Adobe CS5.5 Master Collection and instead "borrow Adobe CS6 Master Collection from a friend called milkman" then invest the $2000 into your computer or whatever else you want to thumb.gif

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You should be using an AMD GPU, either the 7000 series (they out perform Kepler in compute tasks) or the new AMD Firepro W600.

Ooops, forgot about their low compute performance you are right. AMD would do better in that regard
    
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Pooperscooper, 1600mhz ram that overclocks to 2400mhz? Is that air cooled? Sounds interesting. I wonder what the timings are like? I prefer to run my 1600mhz ram at 1500mhz with cl8 timings rather than 1700-1800mhz cl9. I just have hyper x though. I do agree with the fx8120. I own one and love it. I do not ever wish I would of gotten the 8150. I have the asrock fatal1ty 990fx board and it is really awesome. Quad gpu capable with 12+2 phase cpu power it overclocks very nicely. Never have to reset the bios if I oc too high. Pretty much any 990fx board is good and once Piledriver comes out you can throw one of those in no problem. Great build btw! Good luck

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The Samsung RAM kicks some serious butt for the $. I now have 16GB and the people who want to say I don't need that much can go fly a kite. smile.gif I love it. I am currently running all 16GB @ 1726 Mhz 8-8-8-24 - 1.25 volts! Search threads here or other tech sites to get the buzz about this stuff. It was a hard sell convincing me to try it when it is rated out of the box @1600Mhz 11-11-11 but when you stick it in it will auto-tune to way tighter timings and or higher frequencies than it is rated at. If I set the voltage @ 1.65 it will actually auto- tune to 1900+ Mhz on my old 555! That is totally unheard of for just about any RAM on this generation of CPU. With your 8120 you should be able to make the Samsung WonderRAM run @ 2100+ 10-10-10. maybe even 9-9-9. 1866@8s should also be no probem. This stuff LOVES higher frequencies.

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These little gems are extremely small and have no gawky heatsinks on them because they simply do not get hot. They are actually slightly shorter than the RAM retainer clips if you can believe that! I wondered how they would look in my rig, but I can tell you they actually look as cool as they run. The little buggers look really tight and tech. It makes bright, blingy GSkill look like Playskool toys- seriously.
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Here is a quick simulation build,
like others have said, get a way from the 670, its compute performance is terrible compared to previous gen cards.
$1200 sim build (Click to show)
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($338.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ eCost)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1162.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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Here is a quick simulation build,
like others have said, get a way from the 670, its compute performance is terrible compared to previous gen cards. $1200 sim build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($338.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($118.99 @ eCost)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1.25GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1162.89
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Get a cheaper case, and more/faster RAM. Also, for photoshop, and stuff like that, an FX 8150 is better then the 3770k, so go with the FX-8150 (200 ish) and a gigabite 990x ud3 mobo (100 ish ).

source=http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Core-i7-3770K-vs-AMD-FX-8150-and-Core-i7-2600K-CPU-Review/1537/6
http://www.digitalversus.com/cpu/face-off/12011-13160-versus-table.html
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Get a cheaper case, and more/faster RAM. Also, for photoshop, and stuff like that, an FX 8150 is better then the 3770k, so go with the FX-8150 (200 ish) and a gigabite 990x ud3 mobo (100 ish ).

source=http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Core-i7-3770K-vs-AMD-FX-8150-and-Core-i7-2600K-CPU-Review/1537/6
http://www.digitalversus.com/cpu/face-off/12011-13160-versus-table.html

not sure about digitalversus but the other review showed the 3770K to be 17% faster than the 8150 in the Photoshop benchmark
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Get a cheaper case, and more/faster RAM. Also, for photoshop, and stuff like that, an FX 8150 is better then the 3770k, so go with the FX-8150 (200 ish) and a gigabite 990x ud3 mobo (100 ish ).
source=http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Core-i7-3770K-vs-AMD-FX-8150-and-Core-i7-2600K-CPU-Review/1537/6
http://www.digitalversus.com/cpu/face-off/12011-13160-versus-table.html
Cheaper case? xD That case is one of the best cases to get and is cheaper than the case in the OP. The OP should not need more RAM, unless they are doing insanely large projects or using a RAM disk and the samsung ram can be overclocked to 2400Mhz+.
Here is a benchmark comparing the i7 and an 8150
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=551 kookoo.gif

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not sure about digitalversus but the other review showed the 3770K to be 17% faster than the 8150 in the Photoshop benchmark
Exactly, I have never heard of digitalversus, I would not trust their "benchmmarks" either. A 8150 will perform slightly better (if at all) than an i5-2500K in multi-threaded applications, An Ivy i7 will be much better than an FX-8150.

This budget does not limit which CPU for the build, so if the OP wants the best performance, they should be looking into an i7
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