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Yes, I do.

 

Oh, then perhaps we should stick with either the 3570K or 3770K, a decent aftermarket cooler so that it doesn't have to be installed later (more work later, not fun), some decent memory that's known to be alright for overclocking, and a decent Z77 motherboard.  I personally don't know what to recommend for the memory or motherboard, but I hear that the Cooler Master 212+ and 212 EVO are good.

 

If you end up with a video card, then I still recommend the Rosewill Capstone 450-M because it has more power than you'd ever need for a single video card setup, and it's a high-end modular PSU.  Modular means that most of the cables are separate "modules" instead of being permanently attached, and this makes installation easier, cable management easier, and even makes removing the PSU easier if it's ever needed.

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post #52 of 66
I did not read all through the posts so forgive me if I am repeating this but:


If your goal is photography, among the most important factors to consider is color management. I use a Spyder 4 Pro to calibrate my monitor for color, gamma, contrast, and brightness. Things ON the monitor will always appear better than in print, and that is especially true with contrast even more so than color. I have a great Samsung monitor, but it is way to bright and contrasty, so when I print, ,my photos are NOT what I saw on the screen. You will want to get the above mentioned item, and calibrate your monitor, it is tricky to get right depending on your monitor, and the ambient light conditions you have in your space.
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aside from that info ^^^^ as a photographer, with some good real life experience editing on various computers, and building computers too smile.gif


the PSU is the least of your worries, the case also does not really matter unless you need a full tower for many hard drives I would focus on the processor, and on the hard drives. You want to have lots of storage, but you need to use a large SSD for your operating system, this will allow you to open large files quickly, but store them on the HDD.. The processor should have multi threading, so get an i7. the speed of it is less important than the threading, the more threads the better for crunching large photo data. The monitor should have an IPS panel if possible, much easier to calibrate. get two 8 gig RAM chips, you can skimp on the speed here too if you need to keep to a budget, it is more the amount that is important for photo editing. If you choose to use more than 4 gigs, you must use windows 7 pro or newer to access it anyway, so you must get win 7 pro. it is not absolutely necessary, but is recommended to get a video card. If you were doing gaming and/or video editing you would want a high end video card, but you would be fine with a middle of the road one for photos.


one final point, the new Photoshops are all based on multi threading CPU's and some functions will not work with 32 bit OS, or CPU.
Edited by AbidNibBeE - 1/30/13 at 9:10am
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Once again thank you. I hope to get some final words on this. This is probably the most I learn about hardware specs in a single day.
So based on the suggestions:

1) Processor : Since PS uses multithreading, I should go for i7. Do I need the Intel 3770K or just Intel 3770? Do I needed K only if I'm interested in overclocking.
2) Motherboard : Is Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H an overkill? I want to keep something that last a little longer and I don't want to waster money on something I won't ever use. By looking at the specs myself, Z77 boards were better than Z68 because of the onboard USB3 etc. Even for a Z77 board, do you suggest a different manufacturer?
3) Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws? I'll probably end up buying 4x4GB set.
4) Storage : Already have the Seagate. Should I go for 840 Pro or M4. I'll decide on 128 vs 256 later.
5) Power Supply : I refuse to talk about it smile.gif. I won't say which one I'm getting, but this is where I've learnt the most so I'm confident I'll make the right decisions with the info you guys provided.
6) Monitor : Already have the Dell 2412M.
7) GPU : Not now. Will see later. Hard pressed on money atm. But will definetly expand. My bro has GTX 650 which he said will give it to me as soon as he upgrades.

I don't care about speding a little extra (a little wink.gif) but want thing to be stable and not get outdated too soon.

TwoCables,Syryll,glina,KyadCK... Thanks again
Edited by abhichandra - 1/30/13 at 2:22pm
post #55 of 66
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Originally Posted by abhichandra View Post

Once again thank you. I hope to get some final words on this. This is probably the most I learn about hardware specs in a single day.
So based on the suggestions:

1) Processor : Since PS uses multithreading, I should go for i7. Do I need the Intel 3770K or just Intel 3770? Do I needed K only if I'm interested in overclocking.
2) Motherboard : Is Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H an overkill? I want to keep something that last a little longer and I don't want to waster money on something I won't ever use. By looking at the specs myself, Z77 boards were better than Z68 because of the onboard USB3 etc. Even for a Z77 board, do you suggest a different manufacturer?
3) Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws? I'll probably end up buying 4x4GB set.
4) Storage : Already have the Seagate. Should I go for 840 Pro or M4. I'll decide on 128 vs 256 later.
5) Power Supply : I refuse to talk about it smile.gif. I won't say which one I'm getting, but this is where I've learnt the most so I'm confident I'll make the right decisions with the info you guys provided.
6) Monitor : Already have the Dell 2412M.
7) GPU : Not now. Will see later. Hard pressed on money atm. But will definetly expand. My bro has GTX 650 which he said will give it to me as soon as he upgrades.

I don't care about speding a little extra (a little wink.gif) but want thing to be stable and not get outdated too soon.

TwoCables,Syryll,glina,KyadCK... Thanks again

Keep in mind that the price listed was from Microcenter, and you'll only get that price in-store. Given that fact, the 3770 is actually more expensive than the 3770k there. No idea why, but that's what their site says. You said, in an earlier post, that you might express some interest in overclocking. There aren't many boards in that price range that rival it VRM-wise. Not sure how much of a 16GB kit you'll actually use, but if you want it, you want it. I'd go for the 840 Pro, if price is no object. M4 is great, but there are firmware issues with it and stuff. A GTX650 will definitely help, but it's not necessary. Neat that your brother has one, and might upgrade.

Edit: Something else to take into account, is OS. I don't know what you're planning on using, but make it 64-bit, and keep in mind that Win7 Home Premium will recognize a maximum of 16GB of RAM (if you ever decide you need more rolleyes.gif)
Edited by Syryll - 1/30/13 at 12:52pm
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post #56 of 66
yes, the 3770k is unlocked for overclocking. It sounds like you will not be needing that feature, it is mainly for gaming and people who feel they must push their hardware to it's limits... (me included)

I think gigabyte makes nice stuff, I am partial to ASUS for some unknown reason, always use them. But Gigabyte makes good stuff too.

I have G Skill memory right now, but always used corsair in the past. I ust upgraded to a z77 board this week, and it is nice for sure, not that I have any current need for USB3, all my cameras and Printers are USB2.

That Dell 2412M monitor is an excellent choice for a photographer. I challenge you to open a picture, edit it for contrast and color, then print it. Save it till you get a Spyder or an Eye One colorimeter and calibrate your monitor, then repeat the same picture test. edit, print, compare... smile.gif
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That Dell 2412M monitor is an excellent choice for a photographer. I challenge you to open a picture, edit it for contrast and color, then print it. Save it till you get a Spyder or an Eye One colorimeter and calibrate your monitor, then repeat the same picture test. edit, print, compare... smile.gif

I'm going to borrow a friend's spyder as soon as I'll complete the build to calibrate. Looking forward to it.
post #58 of 66
In addition to the others I may suggest either picking up another drive for backup, or break up that 3TB drive to a raid 1 (or related) setup. Wouldn't want you loosing all those photos!
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That is a bad argument when comparing PSUs from very different wattage ratings, because even a mediocre 650w will trounce the best 450w in the world.

wat, that statement and reality are not similar.
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I'm going to borrow a friend's spyder as soon as I'll complete the build to calibrate. Looking forward to it.


and please post here with pics, and updates about your build, and how it works out.
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