Description

Building for photo editing using Adobe CC. There will be a bit of gaming as well. Naturally.

The build with these parts was quick and easy. I got it up and running, although I am waiting for some more bits. I'll be adding three more sticks of ram for a total of 32gb. I'll add a Cooler Master Seidon or Corsair H55 before I do any overclocking. A few blue and red case fans and it'll be done.

The CPU cutout on on the SPEC-01 is large, but not large enough for this motherboard. It looks like I'll have to remove the MB to replace the cpu cooler. Bummer.

I have to disconnect and remove the disk drive to access the intake fans in the front. Also a bummer.

The side panel with the window is amazing! The panel for cable management... let's just say there is not a lot of room and leave it at that.

Everything is fairly low wattage, so the 450w ps is plenty.

Thanks to PCPARTPICKER and the generous and informative community that uses it for help with this build. It would have been a nightmare without you.

I'll post photos soon...

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

So with photo editing in mind, why did you choose this CPU? This is a very traditional gaming processor. Even my 8350 has some trouble with real intensive Photoshop/Premier/Illustrator work. I can imagine you won't be flying too fast, but it should hold you over.

Other than that, it looks good, although I'd recommend checking out a different SSD if you still have your eyes open for parts.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm guessing he chose the 6300 because they're selling for like 96 bucks right now, and at that price point the 6300 is better than those low end i3s or a g3258. For budget, low end processors I feel like AMD is the way to go.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I choose this CPU for budget reasons, mostly. Also, in conjunction with the motherboard, there is plenty of room for overclocking. I've been using it to a few days now and it runs like a dream, even with just 8gb of ram. As for the ssd... yeah. I got it before I found this site. Oops.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I definitely get that. It isn't a bad processor by any means, especially if you do overclock. Do you intend to do that on the stock cooler? I'd grab a pair of noise cancelling headphones; it'll get loud :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm looking at the Cooler Master Seidon or the Corsair H55. Small enough to fit in the case, from what I've seen on the site, and will give decent cooling .

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

if you are using gpu acceleration in the different adobe functions, then the cpu isnt that much of an issue.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

Right, but GPU acceleration only helps so much. In fact, it really only makes a difference when applying complex filters and, more notably, using various effects in Premier and After Effects. GPU acceleration won't give much support when you've simply got too big of files, like large Tiffs, for example, or, if you're like me, and want to open 20-30 different RAW photos at a time to try and bust through a set in one sitting, then it'll really slow down when working with that many open. The same goes for video editing. I've had plenty of time-lapse projects where GPU acceleration does nothing to help manage the thousands of imported files within the project.

Those are just my observations in my own usage.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

i think we work with the products a little differently. if im just adjusting settings on raw files in photoshop, ill adjust one to the settings i want and then run the rest with a batch file. as for large premiere files, i tend to use lower res versions for the cuts and all the prework, then change out to the high quality ones for the final save and export.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

That's definitely something I'll have to try for video editing. My last 40,000 image timelapse took much, much too long to render even small, low-res clips.

As far as image editing goes, yeah, we edit a bit differently. My process involves using Bridge to scrub through the folder, rate, and sort. Then I take them all into Camera Raw for quick edits and then take them into Photoshop, altogether, to finish up where Camera RAW could not - so that means I quite frequently push all 20-30 photos to Photoshop at once to finish things off (cropping, content-aware brushing, watermarking, etc...)

I've been trying to move over to Lightroom. I've watched so many guides and tutorials, but I just can't break my habits :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

You should have gotten something like a R9 270X because it has more performance but considering that you are using a CX power supply (CX series are horrible for gaming pc's) I guess the 750Ti makes more sense.Also why did you get a V300 SSD?They are the worst SSD on the market.They have a mere read speed of 170MB/s.If you have the first version of the V300 SSD read speeds should be much faster in the 400's read/write speed range but the new revision (version 2) is very very slow.You would be better off getting a 2TB HDD rather then that V300. Other then that great build!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I chose the card for the low power requirements and performance for Photoshop. There was a rebate as well. As for the ssd, I bought that before I found PCPARTPICKER. Honestly, it will only be for windows, so it's not a huge deal. I'll know better next time! Thanks

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

your ram should be in the first slot, not the last slot, according to msi's specs for the motherboard. just fyi.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'll give it a try.

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

Looks great, PSU is bad but ok since the gtx 750 ti is ultra low power.

From what the pictures say, it looks more like the big bad black wolf to me. :D

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The name is a play off of my screen name. But yeah, I'm diggin' the black and red vibe.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree! I will shoot it again when I finish the build. It will be a month or so. Thanks

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's up and running now. But, of course there are things I want to do. Finished is a state of mind!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Only on Halloween!

I can't seem figure out how to add the prices, but the total is about $800. With rebates and a few parts I got from older pieces, it probably cost me about $500 so far. There is plenty more to go. It will be another hundred or so for the cooling. I'm also going to be adding much more storage (@ 6tb) and a new monitor. Still, in the end, it should run a bit less than a grand. I think I'll be shooting for 4.4 or so with the water cooler. Not bad for $99 CPU!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. :)

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