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PC build for photo editing

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by AboHadi, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. AboHadi

    AboHadi Member

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    Hello everyone
    To start with, thank you for providing this resource for users like myself and thank you in advance for all the helpful members

    I am trying to put together a PC that will be used mainly for photo editing (Photoshop, lightroom etc) as well as daily computing

    After doing my search and reading I am thinking of the following options. Any recommendations?

    Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5Ghz 8MB 77W LGA1155
    ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Ivy Bridge Motherboard ( would you recommend the deluxe version instead?)
    2x Mushkin BlacklineFrostByte 997055 16GB(2x8GB) DDR3-1600
    Samsung 840 Series 250GB SATA3 SSD (MZ-7TD250BW)
    Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 64MB SATA3
    LG BH14NS40 14X Blu-Ray Writer
    EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX660 Superclocked 2G ( thought about the 660Ti but perhaps won't gain much performance for my needs to justify the extra cost?)
    Corsair HX650 V2 650W Modular PSU 80PLUS Gold
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64Bit OEM
    Fractal Design Define R4 Mid Tower USB3.0 Black ( or similar)

    ASUS PB278Q 27" Wide LED Monitor

    Any bit of advice is hugely appreciated
    Thanks
    Yousif
     
  2. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    i like it.might be a bit much for photo editing but i would go for it.
     
  3. AboHadi

    AboHadi Member

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    Thank you for your reply aldan, very appreciated

    I think if I will change anything it will be:
    - Reduce the RAM to 16GB (32GB might be an overkill)
    - Use the extra $ to upgrade the motherboard to ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE

    Would this be a better build ?

    It took me a while to do my homework and put the pieces together but I think I ended up with good value for money, although I know it is not cheap but I hope it will last me for a few years to come :)
     
  4. aldan

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    im inclined to agree with you there.ram can be upgraded later if need be with a lot less hassle.
     
  5. phonix01

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    as per your question the best configuration i known is Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5Ghz 8MB 77W LGA1155
     
  6. aldan

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    that be the one hes looking at.
     
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    Technology is going advanced day by day and I must appreciate that technology features for great intel core processor..Good job well done and please keep sharing
     
  8. aldan

    aldan Active member

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    dont take this the wrong way,but the way you are talking sounds like a spammer.my apologies if wrong.
     
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    watching.
     
  10. AboHadi

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    Thank you all for your replies

    For the motherboard, I might just go with the standard - V, as it also has wifi in addition to the LK version specs
    As for RAM , I might just go for the 32GB RAM since it is relatively cheap currently. This might be handy on the infrequent occasions when I do video editing... I hope I am not wasting my money by doing so!!
     

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