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What's Your Computer Build?

 
Rebel0716
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Jan 06, 2013 19:42 as a reply to  @ post 15453912 |  #1486

Custom pc: I3,3.3ghz, corsair 16GB DDR3, many fans, 3TB in Space, Used for photography editing


Canon! My Gear: Rebel XS , 60D, 30D, 5D mk III, 70-200mm 2.8, 40mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8, 75-300mm, 35mm 1.4, 8mm 1.8, 430ex ii, Lighting Kits up the wazoo, tri-pods, Canon will be the only Camera i will ever use/buy... I "focus" on the memorys...

  
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Jan 07, 2013 14:15 |  #1487

Rebel0716 wrote in post #15453957 (external link)
Custom pc: I3,3.3ghz, corsair 16GB DDR3, many fans, 3TB in Space, Used for photography editing

not sure how many fans you are planning to have but you dont really need much for editing pictures. all you need is a decent cpu air cooler and an exhaust fan in the back or top to blow the heat out of the case. I cant speak about other coolers but at the moment i have the artic freezer 7 which works well even for gaming. lots use the cooler master 212. both of the cooler will have trouble with ram clearance so if you have tall rams then you will have to consider losing the first slot depending on your motherboard or rams. low profile rams will be fine.




  
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Jan 10, 2013 10:08 |  #1488

My PC is both for photo editing and gaming:
i5 3570k (3.4 GHz)
8GB RAM
128GB & 256GB SSDs and a 2 TB USB 3.0 drive for the photos (I get 30-50MB/sec read rates)
AMD 6950 2GB GPU
30" Dell IPS (which sorely needs to be calibrated now.)


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npompei
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Jan 10, 2013 13:08 |  #1489

Just got done a little refresh. Added a Kingston Hyper 120gb SSD and 8GB more Ram for a total of 16gb. Haven't even fired her up at my house yet since getting it tested. Going to upgrade Lightroom 3.x to 4.x once I get it situated. I put Win7, CS5 and LR onto the SSD.

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Gigabyte P67A-UD4
EVGA GeForce GT 430
Kingston HyperX 120G SSD
Western Digital WD Green 1TB HD
2 Samsung internal 1TB HD's in eSATA USB to SATA External HDD Dock
Corsair XMS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 16GB
Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W
Cooler Master CM 690 Case

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Jan 10, 2013 14:25 |  #1490

i5-750 overclocked to 3.2 with a mugen 2
gigabyte p55-us3l
4 gigs of kingston 1333MHz ram
500 seagate hdd
sapphire hd 6950
seasonic 620 psu
cooler master haf 932


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600ex-rt and yn-622c (2x)

  
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Jan 11, 2013 15:21 as a reply to  @ Romax12's post |  #1491

Being built for me now (I'm all thumbs, have little patience and even less tech skill):

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770
MBO: ASUS P8Z77-V
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
(CML16GX3M4A1600C9B)
HDD for OS, PS, LR etc.: WD Caviar Black 1TB
HDD for storage: WD Caviar Green 2TB
SSD for PS scratch, LR catalog: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB
(SSDSC2CW120A310)
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 550W
COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo - UPDATE: not needed with the Antec P183 unless heavy gamer
CASE: Antec P183 V3 mid-tower
OPTICAL DRIVES: 2 of LG (SATA) 24x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Build criteria:

  • Current use: PS and LR plus normal PC needs
  • No gaming, no overclocking
  • Modest amount of multi-tasking
  • Future use: Video, 50% probability
  • Quiet, reasonable reliability (data backed up regularly)
  • Long life (est. 4 yrs, then becomes second system)
  • PS, LR upgrading: not necessarily every new version
Many thanks to POTN members who have patiently advised me in other threads.

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Jan 11, 2013 15:23 |  #1492

Meanderthal wrote in post #15476002 (external link)
Being built for me now (I'm all thumbs, have little patience and even less tech skill):

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770
MBO: ASUS P8Z77-V
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
(CML16GX3M4A1600C9B)
HDD for OS, PS, LR etc.: WD Caviar Black 1TB
HDD for storage: WD Caviar Green 2TB
SSD for PS scratch, LR catalog: Intel 520 Series Cherryville
(SSDSC2CW120A310)
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 550W
COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo
CASE: Antec P183 V3 mid-tower
OPTICAL DRIVES: 2 of LG (SATA) 24x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Build criteria:
  • Current use: PS and LR plus normal PC needs
  • No gaming, no overclocking
  • Modest amount of multi-tasking
  • Future use: Video, 50% probability
  • Reasonable reliability (data backed up regularly)
  • Long life (est. 4 yrs, then becomes back-up system)
  • PS, LR upgrading: not necessarily every new version
Many thanks to POTN members who have patiently advised me in other threads.

No SSD for your OS/Programs? Why did you go that route?


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Jan 11, 2013 17:05 as a reply to  @ *sigh*'s post |  #1493

I'm not bothered by slow load times. I just daydream for the few seconds it takes :).


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Jan 11, 2013 17:11 |  #1494

Meanderthal wrote in post #15476417 (external link)
I'm not bothered by slow load times. I just daydream for the few seconds it takes :).

Gotchya. Well it's a pretty good looking build. It should treat you well. :)


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YP5 ­ Toronto
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Jan 11, 2013 21:03 |  #1495

Meanderthal wrote in post #15476002 (external link)
Being built for me now (I'm all thumbs, have little patience and even less tech skill):

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770
MBO: ASUS P8Z77-V
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
(CML16GX3M4A1600C9B)
HDD for OS, PS, LR etc.: WD Caviar Black 1TB
HDD for storage: WD Caviar Green 2TB
SSD for PS scratch, LR catalog: Intel 520 Series Cherryville
(SSDSC2CW120A310)
PSU: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 550W
COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo
CASE: Antec P183 V3 mid-tower
OPTICAL DRIVES: 2 of LG (SATA) 24x DVD +/- RW Dual Layer
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Build criteria:
  • Current use: PS and LR plus normal PC needs
  • No gaming, no overclocking
  • Modest amount of multi-tasking
  • Future use: Video, 50% probability
  • Quiet, reasonable reliability (data backed up regularly)
  • Long life (est. 4 yrs, then becomes second system)
  • PS, LR upgrading: not necessarily every new version
Many thanks to POTN members who have patiently advised me in other threads.

I don't get it...good components, fast CPU, Good Ram... but no SSD. An intel Sata3 120GB can be had for $120-ish ......

Its more than boot times...everything you do including your photo editing is enhanced with an SSD.


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Jan 11, 2013 21:32 |  #1496

YP5 Toronto wrote in post #15477178 (external link)
I don't get it...good components, fast CPU, Good Ram... but no SSD. An intel Sata3 120GB can be had for $120-ish ......

Its more than boot times...everything you do including your photo editing is enhanced with an SSD.

He has a SSD, it's his scratch disk.


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Jan 11, 2013 21:33 |  #1497

*sigh* wrote in post #15477258 (external link)
He has a SSD, it's his scratch disk.

foot in mouth... thank you. I didn't read the specs all the way through...bad poster.


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Jan 11, 2013 21:40 |  #1498

YP5 Toronto wrote in post #15477261 (external link)
foot in mouth... thank you. I didn't read the specs all the way through...bad poster.

I missed it at first too. It's buried in there a bit. :)


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Jan 12, 2013 18:36 as a reply to  @ post 15453912 |  #1499

Here is my desktop:

Alienware Aurora ALX
Intel i7 x980 @ 3.33Ghz
24 GB RAM
2 x 1TB HD in RAID 0
2 x 2TB HD
6TB WD eSATA HD
Nvidia GTX 480
Dell U2410 monitor


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Jan 12, 2013 20:11 |  #1500

Pretty much same setup as last time, got some quieter fans and moved the HDD down to the 3.5 bay position, super quiet now. Also found a nice stable 4.2 GHz overclock and added 8GB more ram since last posting.

CPU: i5 2500K @ 4.2 GHz
MoBo: Asus P8Z68-M Pro
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB DDR3 2133
GPU: XFX 5450
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB (Boot)
HDD1: WD Caviar Black 500GB (Storage)
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
Case: Silverstone TJ-08E

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