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Hello there. I've currently sourced the below specifications for $2500.00 AU for an AMD based rig. I would very much like to see an Intel equivalent/better of this for no more then $3000.00 AU. Usage: I will be using the rig to moderately game, use high levels of layers (50 - 100 at any given time) in Photoshop CS5, build websites in Dreamweaver CS5, create animations in Flash CS5 and small video/movie projects in Aftereffects CS5 and Premiere Pro CS5. I will also have the entire Master Collection CS5 installed and will obviously use this for basic day-to-day things.
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Fractal R3 Quiet Case
Aftermarket Heatsink (NOCTUA NH - C14)
Antec 850W Power Supply
AMD 3.3Ghz Hex-Core 1100T
2GB DDR3 1600Mhz Ram x 4 (8GB)
G.Skill Phoenix 120GB SSD
ATI HD 6870 1GB
Gigabyte SB785 Mobo (USB 3, SATA 3)
1TB Samsung F3 Hard Drive + Additional 2TB (3TB total)
Windows 7 64 Bit
TPLINK WN951N 801.11NL - Wireless network card (300mbps)
2 x BENQ 24" Full HD 1080p monitors
Microsoft wireless keyboard & mouse (800 series)
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Why intel? (free bump I'm no intel guru)

and if your up-most budget is really 3,000 why not toss in a an SSD in The AMD Rig. there's some deals here a nice 128Gig will be fine for OS and CS5 and maybe a game or two plus your CS5 apps will load up instantly. I have never really maxed out on resources with 50+ layers but I've come close on 4 gigs.
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Why intel? (free bump I'm no intel guru)

and if your up-most budget is really 3,000 why not toss in a an SSD in The AMD Rig. there's some deals here a nice 128Gig will be fine for OS and CS5 and maybe a game or two plus your CS5 apps will load up instantly. I have never really maxed out on resources with 50+ layers but I've come close on 4 gigs.
Yes I was considering dropping the second monitor and putting the extra money into a 250GB or around there SSD... as apposed to the 120GB one I have listed above. I mean... I am seriously looking at the Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X which is on Newegg for $999.99 US which is basically $1002.00 AU.
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Yes I was considering dropping the second monitor and putting the extra money into a 250GB or around there SSD... as apposed to the 120GB one I have listed above. I mean... I am seriously looking at the Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X which is on Newegg for $999.99 US which is basically $1002.00 AU.
NO! Don't drop the second monitor, I honestly cannot see how people use only one monitor. If I had the money, I would so get a third, it just makes sense. I think you got a pretty great build right there buddy.
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Why an AMD rig for that kinda money? You should be looking at 980x or 2600k based machine if you do a lot of photoshoping. I'd recommend:

CPU: i7-2600k $330
MOBO: p67 chipset based
GPU: GTX 580 or something less if you want to save money (CUDA is enabled in photoshop so it will help out alot!) $500
Everything else is pretty good.

2600k is much faster in photoshop (only quad core support right now in CS5) than an AMD 1100t 6-core.

AMD is for low-mid range build but if you go over $1000 budget, you're pretty much better off with Intel

Good Luck!
    
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Why an AMD rig for that kinda money? You should be looking at 980x or 2600k based machine if you do a lot of photoshoping. I'd recommend:

CPU: i7-2600k $330
MOBO: p67 chipset based
GPU: GTX 580 or something less if you want to save money (CUDA is enabled in photoshop so it will help out alot!) $500
Everything else is pretty good.

2600k is much faster in photoshop (only quad core support right now in CS5) than an AMD 1100t 6-core.

AMD is for low-mid range build but if you go over $1000 budget, you're pretty much better off with Intel

Good Luck!
i'd like to somehow agree on this one..Photoshop now makes use of CUDA so might take advantage if it..plus the new SB has enhancements on rendering area so also take advantage of it(not to mention it OC's like a hype..its a bonus)..just stock up 8gb's of ram buy 4gbX2 kits not 2gb x4 kits..and buy 2 SSD's and do raid to maximize its speed..
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Why an AMD rig for that kinda money? You should be looking at 980x or 2600k based machine if you do a lot of photoshoping. I'd recommend:

CPU: i7-2600k $330
MOBO: p67 chipset based
GPU: GTX 580 or something less if you want to save money (CUDA is enabled in photoshop so it will help out alot!) $500
Everything else is pretty good.

2600k is much faster in photoshop (only quad core support right now in CS5) than an AMD 1100t 6-core.

AMD is for low-mid range build but if you go over $1000 budget, you're pretty much better off with Intel

Good Luck!
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i'd like to somehow agree on this one..Photoshop now makes use of CUDA so might take advantage if it..plus the new SB has enhancements on rendering area so also take advantage of it(not to mention it OC's like a hype..its a bonus)..just stock up 8gb's of ram buy 4gbX2 kits not 2gb x4 kits..and buy 2 SSD's and do raid to maximize its speed..
i would like to agree with these two. However you can always just switch out the ATI for an Nvidia card
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