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None of that is bought yet, and I already have 8gb of ram.
This build isn't for me but for a friend who does a lot of Photoshop and that's the whole point of this rig. I'm trying to keep it under $1000 and I can't wait for sandy bridge or bulldozer CPU's.

Is the current build good? Or should I change the GPU?
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ahh if the use adobe suite last i remember they are using cuda to accelerate the filters and resizing and some other stuff cant remember. Depends on the program they use. And i know the speed of the ram really wont hinder so at least 1333mhz would do if you can get more then 8gb worth. They had a review on toms hardware about it i think.

And does he plan to overclock it? And I would say he wouldnt need a 750w psu if it being used as a work computer for photoshoping, as i would say a 650w would be good enough and prob be more efficient on power
Edited by terraprime - 1/8/11 at 5:25pm
 
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Hmm, about the psu, he said he might crossfire later on. Would that be unnecessary?
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Idk about the GPU, but I'll save your friend some money.

Combo the CPU/mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.580608

This heatsink is better/cheaper.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

The Seasonic X-750 is going for $130 right now. It's a bit better than the HX750.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151087
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why would that be needed if the pc is intended for photoshoping. It wouldnt be if they intend to do gaming also.
 
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why would that be needed if the pc is intended for photoshoping. It wouldnt be if they intend to do gaming also.
I agree--what does the GPU have to do with photoshopping?
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why would that be needed if the pc is intended for photoshoping. It wouldnt be if they intend to do gaming also.
I'm trying to save him money, I don't care what he uses his PC for.

Edit: but I agree, the GPU doesn't matter.
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You know Sandy Bridge releases in a couple hours?
    
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post #9 of 14
just get a 5850
or hell look up if PS even using ati cards
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GPU does sorta matter for Photoshop CS4+, as they have acceleration.

I'd just get a 5770 or a GTX460.
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