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So I was in the process of building my dream PC (specs below) on a budget of about $2000. But I am a bit hesitant if I want to spend this much on a PC.

I just wanted a PC that has alot of storage space, can run Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and their other products effectively with no slowness (My iMac that I have has issues running it because of GPU problems).

For gaming, I'd like to be able to play CS:Source at Max settings and that's just about it that I can think of. Maybe some games in the future perhaps.

So what is the cheapest I can do this build but still retain the needs I have listed above? Or should I pursue my Sandy Bridge build?

Much regards,
Edited by Aposphet - 3/13/11 at 1:29pm
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post #2 of 19
I say continue on with you build...
You proposed build will out paced you MAC.. and will last much longer..
For GPU I say get a GTX 560 or GTX 570 for ATI I'd go with a 6950 or 6970..
Everything else looks fine and dandy.
Once you build it.. enjoy it...
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I also say you continue your build. When I started to build my first computer I just wanted something around $500 that I could get by with, but then I started buying better parts because I knew it would last longer. Ended up spending more than double that I had originally planed, but I won't have to upgrade in a long time.
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post #4 of 19
For the list of apps you plan on using, get a 2500k and save $100 unless you really need that Hyper Threading.

You can max CSS with a solid GPU on a Core Solo, you don't need an i7 for that.

My sig rig creams any source-based game, L4D2 is a tad more demanding but nothing it can't handle.
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post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post
I say continue on with you build...
You proposed build will out paced you MAC.. and will last much longer..
For GPU I say get a GTX 560 or GTX 570 for ATI I'd go with a 6950 or 6970..
Everything else looks fine and dandy.
Once you build it.. enjoy it...
v1ral
So the GTX 570 but not the SC edition? Why is that? Yeah my Mac is a Core2Duo with 2 GB of Ram and 500 GB of storage space (down to 68 GB free) and I forgot what graphics card I have, it's not too bad but I am limited in my selection of games.

I appreciate the feedback very much, thank you!
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post #6 of 19
I wouldn't start from scratch as much as probably just slim down what you were planning...You can drop down to the Core i5 and save yourself a hundred bucks. The solid state drive would be awesome, but you could easily cut that and be happy and be fine, you can drop down to the GTX 560Ti and save yourself a hundred bucks and be able to max out many games, especially source games as source is not a very graphically demanding engine.

You could definitely spend less on the power supply, and get away with a 600w. Are you also going to utilize all the add-ons the P8P67 deluxe has? you could go with a slimmed down P8P67 and save a lot of money too. To be honest, you could make a build with half that budget that would probably perform more than well enough for your needs, and you could always upgrade down the line if you needed more. There is always SLI for graphics, you could always get a solid state drive later, you could always overclock, etc.
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post #7 of 19
Wow, your setup is massive overkill for what you're describing. Spend about half of that, and you'll be set.
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you can "for all practicaly purposes" max cs source on a 500-600 dollar machine without really trying for most normal resolutions.
    
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A build like that should be ~ $1500 MAX.
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by MooCwzRck View Post
I wouldn't start from scratch as much as probably just slim down what you were planning...You can drop down to the Core i5 and save yourself a hundred bucks. The solid state drive would be awesome, but you could easily cut that and be happy and be fine, you can drop down to the GTX 560Ti and save yourself a hundred bucks and be able to max out many games, especially source games as source is not a very graphically demanding engine.

You could definitely spend less on the power supply, and get away with a 600w. Are you also going to utilize all the add-ons the P8P67 deluxe has? you could go with a slimmed down P8P67 and save a lot of money too. To be honest, you could make a build with half that budget that would probably perform more than well enough for your needs, and you could always upgrade down the line if you needed more. There is always SLI for graphics, you could always get a solid state drive later, you could always overclock, etc.
Do this, less $$ same performance. My system is way cheaper and i lol@any source game
Edited by NorCa - 3/13/11 at 1:49pm
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