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May 29, 2011 14:18 |  #1

building pc, strictly for photoshop and lightroom.
my laptop can run games, but not enough processing power and ram for my editing...
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mobo: asrock z68
http://www.newegg.com …spx?ItemList=Co​mbo.651991 (external link)

ssd: OS +apps
http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820227728 (external link)
hdd storage:
http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6822136795 (external link)

16 gigs ram
2x
http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820313123 (external link)

case:
http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6811119203 (external link)

psu:
http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6817256071 (external link)

graphics.. on board good enough or suggestion?


total is 979 without graphics card.


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May 31, 2011 10:42 |  #2

sandy bridge recommends 1.5v ram, also the ram you posted isn't very good. you also don't need that much of it.

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820231428 (external link)
is what I just bought, works great w/ my i5 2500k.

I'd also recommend this PSU, as it's more highly reviewed
http://www.newegg.com …0w-_-17-139-005-_-Product (external link)

there are some applications that warrant a good video card, so here's a cheap EVGA(good brand) card.
http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6814130395 (external link)


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May 31, 2011 15:53 |  #3

thanks changed the ram, didn't know about that, also did 8 gigs for now, will upgrade later if needed. so if 8 isnt doing going to 16 xD

my 4 gig, 2.8ghz core2 duo laptop,
cs5 crashes (on a fresh win 7 install) after about 6 layers, dodge, burn, texture, tones, background, eyes

hate merging because i like to be able to go back and fix things

actually doing no video card for now, doing on board graphics, as photoshop and lightroom doesn't benefit from it. the intel hd 3000 is plenty enough for PS cs5 and LR.

ended up geting an LG IPS 226 - low end intro ips, but for now it will be good enough.

graphics card might come later, as i will not be gaming on this computer, and rarely game anymore

now OSX = needs graphics card.. Probably will stay Win 7


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May 31, 2011 16:21 |  #4

650 watts for that system is way overkill, unless you plan on running an SLI/xfire setup. You may also want to consider the samsung spinpoint f3 1TB drive. No need to get 1600 speed Ram as you will only see a 1-2% gain in performance.

Samsung F3 1TB (external link) $65
2x4GB 1.5v 1333 RAM (external link) $75
Antec 520W (external link) $60 Good for any single video card solution if you decide to get a discrete video card.

If you do decide to get a discrete video card, I would recommend something like a GTX 460 to take advantage of CUDA accelerated plugins in CS5. I don't think LR currently gains any benefit from CUDA.


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May 31, 2011 16:38 |  #5

LuLuTheMonk wrote in post #12511133 (external link)
650 watts for that system is way overkill, unless you plan on running an SLI/xfire setup. You may also want to consider the samsung spinpoint f3 1TB drive. No need to get 1600 speed Ram as you will only see a 1-2% gain in performance.


2x4GB 1.5v 1333 RAM (external link) $75

these are actually the ones i changed it too.
thanks for your replies i will look into that 1tb for 5 bucks more,.
as far as cuda goes, does it actually help photoshop, or more so after effects and primer pro? that is how i understood it.
also if i understand right photoshop can only use 4 cores, weather real cores or hyper threaded, therefore i7 2600k, hyper threading abilities are not useful for photoshop , correct?
photoshop does use opengl tho afaik


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Jun 01, 2011 02:38 |  #6

what is your budget?


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Jun 01, 2011 03:10 |  #7

around 1 grand


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Jun 01, 2011 03:37 |  #8

here you go

https://secure.newegg.​com …shDetail.aspx?I​D=14018211 (external link)

solid build, and ready for future updates

I ran a similar setup, the board is awesome got my 2500k to 5.0ghz (with Venomous X Black Edition Heatsink)

I ran Kingston Hyper X Blu Ram and SLI gtx 460s along with Silverstone DA700.

The only thing I would change in that setup is the PSU but I didn't want to go well over your budget and wasn't sure if you get charged tax in your state.


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Jun 01, 2011 05:08 |  #9

the link doesn't work :(
no tax in oregon :D

glad you said ready for future updates, instead of future proof ahaha :D


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Jun 01, 2011 08:28 |  #10

Case:

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6811129042 (external link)

Mobo:

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6813131703 (external link)

GPU:

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6814130568 (external link)

PSU

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6817341018 (external link)

CPU

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6819115072 (external link)

Boot Drive

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820148361 (external link)

Memory

http://www.newegg.com …aspx?Item=N82E1​6820231445 (external link)

Data Drive

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Jun 01, 2011 08:48 |  #11

LuLuTheMonk wrote in post #12511133 (external link)
650 watts for that system is way overkill, unless you plan on running an SLI/xfire setup. You may also want to consider the samsung spinpoint f3 1TB drive. No need to get 1600 speed Ram as you will only see a 1-2% gain in performance.

Samsung F3 1TB (external link) $65
2x4GB 1.5v 1333 RAM (external link) $75
Antec 520W (external link) $60 Good for any single video card solution if you decide to get a discrete video card.

If you do decide to get a discrete video card, I would recommend something like a GTX 460 to take advantage of CUDA accelerated plugins in CS5. I don't think LR currently gains any benefit from CUDA.

With any decent video card now they recommend a 500W PSU minimum. That combined with the 95w processors, a 650W is a safer bet.


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Jun 01, 2011 08:49 |  #12

I wish I had bought that ram, I didn't see it when I ordered mine. The tighter timings are only 5 bucks more than my 9-9-9-24.


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Jun 01, 2011 09:11 |  #13

plasticmotif wrote in post #12515159 (external link)
I wish I had bought that ram, I didn't see it when I ordered mine. The tighter timings are only 5 bucks more than my 9-9-9-24.

have you tried lowering your timing at all?

you can up the volts to 1.65v and try 8-8-8-21 1t. 1.65v is okay with SNB anything higher will start stressing the IMC and if you do over clock don't go pass 1.52 vcore while keeping the 1.65v on the ram.

I'd try lowering them with the 1.5v first though you might be able to get 8-9-8-21 then run memtest tests # 5 and 7, if it passes both you're fine.


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Jun 02, 2011 13:05 |  #14

plasticmotif wrote in post #12515154 (external link)
With any decent video card now they recommend a 500W PSU minimum. That combined with the 95w processors, a 650W is a safer bet.

Who is "they"?

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650W is just a crazy amount of power unless you are running CF or SLI. A 6950 at load runs under 300W system total, and a GTX 570 runs at 361.

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Jun 02, 2011 13:19 |  #15

LuLuTheMonk wrote in post #12523221 (external link)
Who is "they"?

650W is just a crazy amount of power unless you are running CF or SLI. A 6950 at load runs under 300W system total, and a GTX 570 runs at 361.

http://www.newegg.com …ti-_-14-130-604-_-Product (external link)

System Requirements500 Watt or greater power supply (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 30 Amps.)

also, not arguing. Just going by the recommendations


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