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Old 06-26-2009, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My old roommate asked me to build a computer for him since he has had such bad luck with other prebuilt computers. He wants it to be able to run photoshop and illustrator at the same time. I was thinking this would work but I wanted to check with you guys first.

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If there is anywhere I could cut down the price a bit that would be nice. But remember he wants to be able to run photoshop and illustrator. I'm not entirely sure on what kind of hardware it takes to run those but I don't think he would need that robust of a rig.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you think your friend will need more storage, you can pick up this 640gb hdd instead for the same price.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

- thats a funky looking case.. does it double as a stool or seat?
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Even if it wasn't the same price I would say get the 640gb, but it is the same. So jump on it. :P

The rest of the build is fine, you could technically get away with a dual core, but you may as well get the triple. Speaking from experience, I know the onboard on that mobo will handle both programs nicely.

EDIT: The other big thing to think about is the scratch disk, make sure he sets it at a decent level, it helps a lot.
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Didn't think about the 640gb, I will definitely grab that.

What is the scratch disk?
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It's a setting in Photoshop, can't remember if Illustrator has it but I believe it does. Basically, it sets a hard drive for temp files...almost like a cache.
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- thats a funky looking case.. does it double as a stool or seat?
He wanted a small case so I just picked the nicest one.

Hikari: Oh ok thanks. I'll probably be installing photoshop for him so I will bump that up.
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Newegg.com - JetWay JHA06-GT-LF AM2&#43;&#47;AM2 AMD 780G ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

That's a good board, its not uATX, and its got 790GX features (including CFX cheap!)
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That would save me $20 but I have heard that Jetway is to be stayed away from.
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I took a chance on them too, but with Apokalipse's raves and XtremeSystem's raves, I checked it out, and I <3 it!

It has 7 chokes on it, which means better power regulation and better overclocking, most of the 780g's have 3 - 5 (my Biostar TA780g had 2)
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