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post #21 of 28
Glad your taking my suggestion on the micro, look into the case I mentioned bk.644 ... I think you can save a bunch of cash getting a h67... my th67+ will be around $100. The DisplayPort does support your resolution.. and the zooming and scaling and whatnot that photoshop uses the gpu for will be more than handled by the on cpu video.

Asus P8H67-M video supports
Multi-VGA output support: DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D, RGB port
Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 2560x1600@60Hz
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536@75Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1748 MB

Get a well reviewed external card reader. Not one for the case. Speed matters a lot here.

Here's the case... http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...sb-gaming.html

A key point is to use 2 smaller 7200 raid 0 working drives for at least 2x the performance of your proposal... I prefer single platter drives.

A workflow like http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596523589 will make a drive failure painless.

Hope this helps.
post #22 of 28
ESP internets ate my post but heres a few high points.

Glad you took my input on m-atx.
H67 on cpu video will be fine for photoshop and your 30" monitor get a H67. save $$$.

2 drives Raid 0, single platter 7200 rpm. more than 2x faster, cheaper, quieter, better form factor for small case.

http://thedambook.com/blog/ about workflow etc.. I think you probably want a swapabble sata setup.

And this is the case I mentioned.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...-sb-gaming.htm

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post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by hellonwheelz View Post
Glad your taking my suggestion on the micro, look into the case I mentioned bk.644 ... I think you can save a bunch of cash getting a h67... my th67+ will be around $100. The DisplayPort does support your resolution.. and the zooming and scaling and whatnot that photoshop uses the gpu for will be more than handled by the on cpu video.

Asus P8H67-M video supports
Multi-VGA output support: DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI-D, RGB port
Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 2560x1600@60Hz
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536@75Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1748 MB

Get a well reviewed external card reader. Not one for the case. Speed matters a lot here.

Here's the case... http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...sb-gaming.html

A key point is to use 2 smaller 7200 raid 0 working drives for at least 2x the performance of your proposal... I prefer single platter drives.

A workflow like http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596523589 will make a drive failure painless.

Hope this helps.
Thanks. A couple comments:

I'm going RAID1 for data security. My parents keep computers for 5-7 years, and the hard drive is always the first thing to die, I don't want them loosing all the photos.

I like the case. I will look into it some more.

My understanding was that you needed a discrete graphics card that supports Open GL to accelerate in photoshop. Does the intel onboard support Open GL?
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post #24 of 28
I'm currently on arrandale on cpu GFX. Which is intel 32nm like sandy bridge. Yes its got open gl and is accelerated.

That book will show how proper data security is done. suppose the cpu falls off the table and both the hds are borked? hmm? Raid 0 my friend photoshop need a fast disk.
post #25 of 28
sandy bridge will rock a photoshop box...

get an ssd for photoshop swap/temp and as much ram as you can buy...
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post #26 of 28
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So after looking into just running the integrated graphics, I think that's the right route to take. I'm thinking either the ASUS P8H67M-Evo or the Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H. Input on either board?
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post #27 of 28
whatever features you want, then take a chance.. intel has a board, I think they have firewire too, I have a biostar but havent yet put it together. Basically everyone will be making one. At this point no board makers seem really bad.
post #28 of 28
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Just a little update for everybody, I built them a computer, I'll try to get pics for you guys this weekend when I go visit them. I went with

2500k and 16gb RAM in a Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H
C300 128Gb boot drive, 1.5Tb F4 data disk
Silverstone SG04 with handle (my dad liked it, despite how ugly it is)
seasonic x560 psu

Some notes: The 2500k and C300 are REALLY fast, once i tuned in windows 7 for the ssd, it would boot in a matter of seconds. VERY impressive.

The Seasonic X560 is perhaps the nicest psu I have ever handled. Very solid, dead quiet, just very very good. I would recommend it in a heartbeat.

The Silverstone SG04 is very nice to build in, and is actually more compact than I thought when measuring it out on my desk. I liked working with it a lot, and without the handle, it would be quite attractive.

Overall, very quiet and blindingly fast. It just flashes the splash screen for photoshop and then opens. No delay. Coming from HDDs this was an eye openner on how fast a good SSD can be. WOW

I decided against a bigger HDD array for data, and just showed them how to move things over their network onto their external backup drives. They thought this was the coolest thing ever, and it should work well for them.
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