Primarily for Lightroom...Thoughts?

joemontana

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I want to build a machine primarily for heavy duty photo editing, with some light video editing thrown in as well.
I don't play games, not planning to OC. I've never built a computer before, so any hints would be welcome as well.:)

This may be overkill, but that's okay. Any suggestions are welcome!

CASE:

Lian Li PC-V2110B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112172
Or
Coolermaster COOLER MASTER ATCS 840 RC-840-SSN1-GP Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119186&cm_sp=MyNewegg-_-RctViewDC-_-Pst03Descrip

NOTE: I'm waffling on the case. Just noticed the Coolermaster today. I want several things in a case. 1. Elbow Room to build 2. Quiet 3. Removable Mobo plate 4. IO ports on top, nicely covered when necessary.

MOBO:
ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

PROCESSOR:
Intel Core i7 920
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

2-1TB 7200 RPM Hard drives

Decent Video Card

PCi-e firewire 800 card

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

6 or 12 G's or DDR3 RAM


Joe
Kalispell, MT



 

joemontana

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I forgot, Vista 64bit. I have the disc already, but nothing else has been purchased.

I'll get a good PSU, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling. Probably along the order of 750W. More than I need, but better than not enough. :D


 

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Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Minimum gpu would be HD 3450 with passive cooling & built-in HDMI. If you want to zoom in & out & move an image around fast in Photoshop CS4, you need a better card. HD 4670 or GeForce 8800. Look for one that has either only a heatsink or a large fan for quietness.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000048&Description=hd%203450&bop=And&Order=PRICE

While OCZ may not make the best overclocking ram, I had positive experience with their RMA. Did I say lifetime warranty? They also have a forum dedicated to memory. They won`t ask you too many questions before a mod will PM you for RMA. :)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010170147%2050001550%201052129233%20105233077&name=6GB%20-%208GB
 

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