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My sister is big into photography and is starting to do it as part time income, so she needed a good computer to go along with it.

I was able to pick up all the parts for it minus the hard drive and dvd drive for 500 dollars.

Specs:
Corsair CX430
Gigabyte GA-H67MA-UD2H-B3
Intel i5 2400
Corsair 1333mhz 2x2gb
WD Blue 250gb
all in an NZXT Gamma

Pictures:
All the parts layed out


PSU in the box


PSU out of box


Main components


Motherboard taken out of box


motherboard closeup


CPU installed


Ram installed (different angle)


PSU test fitting


board installed


Lights and cables all hooked up and ready to go


getting it all setup


lights on


case glowing
 

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Looks like a decent start. Keep in mind with photography you'll also be looking at investing in a good monitor and storage for RAW files / Backups.
 

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This is a thread about a photography rig and your pics are out of focus.


Looks good, enjoy the new build, what software will you use with it?

OH, and this is OCN afterall so add a 590/6990 when you get the chance.
 

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Yes, I know my pictures suck. This is why I am the one with the 60 dollar digital camera and my sister is the one with the nikon D80.

She doesn't need a video card for the computer.

she uses a bunch of software for editing her photos.
I know she uses:
photomatix pro
lightroom
photoshop
and a few others.
 

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Should have let her do the pictures then

yea probably, but she wasn't home while I was building it.
 

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I thought photoshop used GPU acceleration?
 

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I thought photoshop used GPU acceleration?

to an extent, but not mainly. Most of the speed comes from the CPU.

My sister had a P4 3ghz dell with 1gb of ram. So this was a HUGE improvement.

I might put a GPU in it later, but for now it is just fine. Photoshop opens in under 2 seconds now, compared to like 30 seconds before, and applying filters is instant compared to 30 seconds of rendering.
 
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