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Budget processor for Photoshop/Lightroom 1440p?

coryjamesking

70 months ago

Hello I'm planning my picture editing PC and i'm wondering if I have to buy an i7, or is something like a 8320 OK with no hyper threading. As long as it's still fast I will be happy. build I'm thinking about. It will be connected to a server so no need for additional storage. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $190.00
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $0.00
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.99 @ Microcenter
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $64.99 @ Microcenter
Storage Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $42.83 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $29.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $642.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-15 04:23 EDT-0400

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

the fx 8320 should be fine considering you have the mobo listed for $0 i would stay with amd. by chance do you know if programs your using support opengl? if not you might want to think about nvidia if they support cuda acceleration. if anyone knows please comment.

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