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Im building a photoshop pc for a friend and I have a few questions,

1. Which gpu would be best? ati or Nvidia? cuda? all that stuff.
2. Whats the strongest i should go for GPU acceleration? GTX 450? too high? ( i have a spare 4670 or 9600GT lying around if that will work)
3. Does CS5 use hyperthreading?

from what i have been thinking.

i7 2600k overclocked or 2500k depending on question 3
any mobo (need one pci-e for gpu)
8GB of ram
any case
GTx 450 or HD 4670 or 9600GT
about 500W psu?
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Do you mean GTS 450 or GTX 460? Either one should do fine, not sure what level of acceleration you could get from those but I think it would be decent. 500w is easily enough to power those. The extra memory will be very nice for Photoshopping.
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Do you mean GTS 450 or GTX 460? Either one should do fine, not sure what level of acceleration you could get from those but I think it would be decent. 500w is easily enough to power those. The extra memory will be very nice for Photoshopping.
thats what i was thinking, perhaps there is no gain in a 9600GT over a 580 becuase they dont help that much
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What you've listed will be just fine. Keep with Nvidia on this one, as the programs MIGHT support CUDA. The 9600GT / GTS450 would both perform fine I'm sure (the GTS450 is obviously better).

You wouldn't need more than a 400w PSU though . Could save a few bucks there, and by using the 9600GT.
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