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Budget PC for a photographer/photoshopper. Feedback?

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  • Started 8 years ago by phayzed
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I am attempting to build a budget PC for myself. I've built one before, several years ago, so I would appreciate feedback on compatibility, suggestions for different hardware, etc. Thank you so much!!! Here is my NewEgg wishlist, for reference:


I do need a DVD burner as well as a drive--so I can burn copies for clients.
Won't need a sound card or vid card aside from motherboard--I feel this seems sufficient for photoshop?

Am I missing anything? Any good substitution ideas?

Posted 8 years ago
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Hi phayzed. Looks like you posted the wrong link ?

Posted 8 years ago
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you just have to have an account to view the wish list.

Posted 8 years ago
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Sorry about that! I've posted each item and corresponding link now:

Motherboard: Gigabyte MicroATX

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 2.6Ghz

Memory: G.Skill 2GB DDR2 800 stick

HDD: Seagate SATA 80GB

DVD Burner: LG 22X SATA


Case: Rosewill MicroATX

Case Fan: Apevia 120mm

Power supply: Apevia 500W

Windows XP


- I do photography and graphic design. I haven't played a PC game in years.
- Photoshop worked fine on my old comp from 5 years ago, so I assume I don't need a crazy processor nowadays to run it fine?
- I do need a DVD burner as well as a DVD-ROM because I will burn photos, projects, etc, for clients
- Will motherboard sound and GFX be fine with photoshop?

Basically, since I ultimately upgrading everything from my old 2004 budget comp (when I built it in 2004 I also made it a budget comp lol), I would like for things to be a lot smoother on this new one. I would LOVE some feedback, possible suggestions, etc.

Here are the specs for my old comp:

- Shuttle AN35N-Ultra 462(A) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

- GIGABYTE GV-R7064T Radeon 7000 64MB 64-bit DDR AGP 2X/4X Video Card - Retail

- AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton 1.833GHz Socket A Processor Model AXDA2500BOX - Retail

- Kingston ValueRAM 256MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model KVR400X64C3A/256 - Retail

- Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM

- APEVIA ATXB2KL-AL/350 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX 350W power supply for AMD/Intel Power Supply - Retail

- ASUS Beige IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E616P1 - Retail

Posted 8 years ago

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