I'm new to this forum. Found it through Google. I'm in need of some real help. I've built pc's in past but it was about 6-7 years back . I'm planning to build a PC for mostly photography related work. I'm a amateur photographer and use some Adobe and Nik Software apps for processing. I don't want the best of the best but something that runs for a while. I want to spend between $1000-1200, so tough on budget.
I've come up with the following config :
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($297.10 @ Amazon)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-30 01:16 EST-0500)
I have already purchased the Dell Monitor and the Seagate HDD and planning to buy the rest ASAP. It would be a great help to get the config reviewed and any suggestions would be welcome.
Thanks a lot for stopping by.
Edited by abhichandra - 1/29/13 at 10:17pm