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Any way I can make this less expensive but still strong enough for my needs?

witico

37 months ago

This is my first build. I really want a powerful gaming machine, but my main concern is pure power for Photoshop and the like. My current PC is, well, crap. The lag in PS is unbelievable in the sizes I need to paint, thus the 16GB ram. I'd like to know if there's anything I can skimp on, though, 'cause I'm not super comfy spending this much on myself! : (

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/witico/saved/sZwzyc

Thanks for any and all help, I'm a complete and total noob at this.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I shaved off $100 without losing any performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.99 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $67.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case *Deepcool DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.27 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ My Choice Software
Monitor Acer K272HULbmiidp 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $289.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1248.85
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 16:15 EST-0500
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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for your input!! This really helps me out— a friend of mine told me before that my 450 watt PSU was too small for my machine and told me to get a 650 minimum, but that didn't really make sense to me considering the wattage listed...

As the monitor goes I know that's a real money sink, but I'm looking for whatever has the best true to life colours. Do you think the differences between the VX228H and the U2515H are terribly noticeable?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you'd really want true to life colours, I guess 4K is for you but you can go 1440p too since I wouldn't think you'd need that good of a monitor even when using Photoshop.

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