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Budget Photoshop Build Help

xDisabledxTacox

38 months ago

So I'm working on a part list focused around photoshop and such and I'm trying to keep it under $650. At the moment the part list is:

•Intel Core i5-4460 •Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A micro ATX Mobo •Mushkin Stealth 8gb DDR3-2133 •Samsung 850 Evo 250gb SSD •Western Digital 1Tb 7200RPM hard drive •Deepcool Dukase V2 Midtower ATX •Rosewill 500w 80+ gold power supply •Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

So all I need is a graphics card that can handle a 1080i flatscreen tv. The current price of the build is $510. If you have any other recommendations for the build like part changes and other things feel free to comment as well.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Components are old gen, skylake equivilent should cost around the same, but if you can bust your budget a little, ~$680, you can just about squeeze a 6700 in there as intel cpus, unlike amds fx range, have a built in gpu component so you don't need a gpu card if all you wanna do is cpu intensive stuff.

Swapped out the 850 evo for the better value but same real world performance mx300

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $294.68 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus B150M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $67.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.84 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Case Deepcool DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $679.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 19:30 EDT-0400
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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Disagree.

The build is focused around Photoshop and does therefore not need a gpu (I think?).

I always try to spec a gold unit for the power savings.

edit . if a gpu is required the 360w is still easily enough capacity for a 1060 (6gig) level card, which has a sub 290w site estimate.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Come on now! Your calling a 1060 (better than a 970) not a "decent" gpu!?

You're welcome to that line of thought ofc, but I again, strongly, disagree.

This will limit the whole build for future upgrades!

Build as is still has just shy of 200w excess, that speaks for itself imo.

The differences are only 2%

Nope. Difference between 80+ bronze and gold specs is 5%, you can try to make out that's a small difference but it adds up over the lifetime of the psu.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the suggestion guys but again I wanted to keep this under 650 like absolutely, and definitely not in the 700s. If you have any Gpu recommendations though I'd love that. I'll be willing to go over a little with the Gpu but still not in the 700s.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you need to be under 650 the best thing is prolly to drop to an i5, 6600 still has a pretty big jump over the 4460 -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus B150M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $67.99 @ Directron
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.79 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Case Deepcool DUKASE V2 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 360W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $600.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-13 16:40 EDT-0400

Reading around the last night I saw a recommendation for a 4gig gt740 gpu for PS, but the stats at userbenchmark show that's only around 30% better than the built in gpu so I think that'd be fine for the time being.

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