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Hi guys,

I need to build a nice PC for a friend, This pc will only be used for Photoshop, and A Few Audio Visual Designs (very glorified Slideshows), she is a photographer and edits very high resolution photographs.

A few things to consider:

There is NO Gaming done whatsoever.
Photoshop And Proshow Producer/Vegas Only used.
Im not sure if CS5 supports Hyperthreading?
CS5 Does support GPU Acceleration so a small one might help.
Quiet is preferable.



I have a budget of exactly R10 006. This Is South African ZAR, please make your suggestions from the following Etailers.

Www.Landmarkpc.co.za
Www.Prophecy.co.za
www.Wootware.co.za

Thank you guys for the help!
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Should I perhaps go SSD or RAID?
Teh YayZors!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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i5 2500k 4.3GHz Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 (Revision) AMD 6950 [unlocked to 6970] G.Skill RipJaws X 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600mhz + Kings... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ 460A 120GB SSD + 1TB 2x Optical  Windows 7 64-bit | Ubuntu 15.10 24" Samsung SyncMaster BX2450 
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Corsair HX850W Coolermaster CM690 II Advanced 
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Hello,

for photoshop you should use SSD for primary disk, huge improvements. Just make sure to have a good amount of space, since the projects use lots of space and the scratch files are huge.

Another thing you should use is a graphic card with CUDA technology, since photoshop is optimized for CUDA tech. So, Nvidia.

Another thing, Nvidia has a specific card to use with Photoshop and other CS software. It's expensive though. ( It's a Quaddro card )

As for HT, yes, CS5 is optimized to use HT, so, it's something you should have in your list. Pay attention that these programs, although uses CPU, it's more on how the cache is allocated and pure computing power, and not about high frequency speeds

I work with CS products on a daily basis, since it's my job, and i can say that you will notice improvements ( huge ) with the hardware i described.

So as for hardware:

- Asus Sabertooth X58
- 12Gb Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz or Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz
- Core i7 950
- 120Gb or 240Gb Sandforce SSD's SSD ( don't go RAID ... it's for work, 1 will work really good and you'll have the TRIM working )
- 1 x 2Tb WesternDigital RE4
- Nvidia GTX 480 ( no need to spend more on the 5xx series ... )
- Corsair HX650 psu.


Sorry didn't check the website since i'm at work and that takes some time. I tried to do a system that doesn't cost an arm and a leg bug... well... this will do really good in all the tasks you talked about.
Edited by Pedros - 12/30/10 at 10:42am
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Landmarkpc seems to be the cheapest with the biggest selection out of the three you posted but, I wouldn't go as far to say you might have to mix and match from what sites you buy from depending on if all your parts are available from one site.
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Corsair Force 3 SSD (60GB), X1 WD5000AAKS, X1 W... ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner Noctua NH-C14 Windows 7 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VH238H Logitech G510 HALE90 750W NZXT Phantom Black 
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