Re: Best hardware for music recording, photoshop
Sounds like you got this down. I'd say grab a little more ram than 4Gb, maybe a 6Gb triple channel kit. Grab an i7 930 to go with that, and a budget HS like the core contact so you can OC a little, and you'll be pretty much set. I'd suggest a slightly more powerful GPU too, maybe a GTS 250 (should only run you 80-90 bucks) to help with some aspects of PS work.
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