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Hi everyone

My cousin recently contacted me about trying to turn his tablet PC into a hackintosh while retaining his ability to use the touch screen, but that venture was quickly shot down.

Now I received a message from him today, and he told me that he is looking for a new desktop build to do the following (and I quote):

Quote:
I will be using it for the entire Adobe suite. So that includes photo editing, video editing, and web design mainly. So fast is good, but being able to be used for long hours and multiple programs a a time is better.
Now, he has $1000 budget, and already has 2 monitors, keyboard, mouse, etc...

I do need to allocate some budget for an OS (probably most likely 100% Win7).

Wants:
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- intel i7 processor
- minimum 8 GB DDR3
- 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD or a 320 GB HDD and a 128 GB SSD
- Dual Layer Bluray BD-R/RE/DVD+/-RW
- minimum 1 GB video card, support 2 monitors out of the box
- minimum 2 USB 3.0
Instead of an i7, I was thinking of an i5 - 2500 SB build, seeing as how my cousin will not overclock this system at all.

Is this possible on a $1000 budget? I'm pretty sure it is, if not I will probably get a 1090t or something...

Any suggestions would be great
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post #2 of 7
How's this?

It comes out to $997.93 after rebates. If you are near a microcenter you can get the 950 for 200 rather than $300. You should try to go with an i7 if you can stay in budget because with for editing/rendering, the more cores the better/faster.
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How's this?
It comes out to $997.93 after rebates. If you are near a microcenter you can get the 950 for 200 rather than $300. You should try to go with an i7 if you can stay in budget because with for editing/rendering, the more cores the better/faster.
Wouldn't it be better to get a new SB build?
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Wouldn't it be better to get a new SB build?
Not really. With editing the more cores you have the faster it will go because the programs take advantage of as many cores as possible. If you want any sandybridge the 2600 would probably be your best bet as it also has 8 cores/threads. Also, all sandy bridge boards have been recalled so getting a hold of one would be difficult. Finally, sandybridge accepts less ram and stuff like video editing/rendering eats up ram like crazy.

edit:This is just what i've gathered about SB from various threads, I haven't done any research myself so if somebody knows something I'm missing, please chip in.
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Originally Posted by Blishdot View Post
Not really. With editing the more cores you have the faster it will go because the programs take advantage of as many cores as possible. If you want any sandybridge the 2600 would probably be your best bet as it also has 8 cores/threads. Also, all sandy bridge boards have been recalled so getting a hold of one would be difficult. Finally, sandybridge accepts less ram and stuff like video editing/rendering eats up ram like crazy.

edit:This is just what i've gathered about SB from various threads, I haven't done any research myself so if somebody knows something I'm missing, please chip in.
From everything I've read the new SB chips can keep up with the 980x in some apps.

Better to wait for the new boards to be shipped? Or stick with an i7 build?
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post #6 of 7
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Originally Posted by CovertCover View Post
From everything I've read the new SB chips can keep up with the 980x in some apps.

Better to wait for the new boards to be shipped? Or stick with an i7 build?
It's really up to you/your cousin. If you are willing to wait to get SB than make sure you get the 2600 over the 2500, as the extra four threads will be a huge help for what the computer is being used for. The i7 950 is still a great CPU though, so don't discount it as an option.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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HP Silverstone ST1000-G Scratch Acrylic Bench Razer Deathadder 
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post #7 of 7
Just last month I built the PC I have in my sig and it works fine for me. I'm a Web developer so I run all the Adobe products on my PC along with other things I use to edit websites. My suggestion would be to get an AMD 1090T and then invest in a SSD drive. Install the adobe on that and it will work a lot faster for you. I know Intel is better but for under $1000 that's what I would suggest. Also I have 12GB of ram on mine which is over kill for many but I like to have that extra just in case considering that Adobe products can be memory hogs depending on what your running and what version. Hope that helps.
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CRUCIAL SSD 128G | 2x 1T WD SATAIII Basic DVD Burner Windows 7 Professional 64bit ASUS VE276Q 27 inch 
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