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Final Revision: BUDGET 1440 Photoshop PC

coryjamesking

72 months ago

Hello there. Please take a look at this build I am ready to order/ go get at Microcenter. It is solely for Photoshop/Lightroom and web browsing at 1440p and will be connected to a server with loads of storage. Since it's connected to a server I was just going to use that 250gb HD I have left over from a previous build. The motherboard and processor are bundled at Microcenter for 190$, and that gives me 10$ off the ram as well. I'm open to all suggestions so feel free.

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 $170.00
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
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $637.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-15 17:28 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

64gb for the OS?

I like this build very nice for the price

What monitor are you considering?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello there, thanks. Yep the 64gb is just for OS and Photoshop/Lightroom. I actually already have a U2711 for gaming but I'm switching to 120hz so that will be used on the editing/browsing build since it's meant for it lol

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know the answer to this, but I am wondering...is a 7870 needed for Photoshop/Lightroom and web browsing ? Wouldn't a cheap video card suffice?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well for 1080p yes but when it comes to 1440p (80% more pixels) I've been told no. The problem being the 1gb memory on lower price cards.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can spare a few more dollars I would go ahead and get a 7950 as it's go 3gb of VRAM and will do a bit better at the 1440p resolution

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