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    Smile Best Graphics Build

    My boss is asking me for suggestions on the next graphics build on my machine. I use the Adobe Suite for print graphics and the machine I currently have has been slow and frozen on the large photo and graphics files I create. Since I have this machine for 2/3 years, I don't want to get it wrong. Even general guidelines would be helpful as I have a steep learning curve—I'm the graphics guy and spec stuff is so complex I try to let my tech guys guide me (the last time they got it wrong big time). Thanks for any help or guidelines you can provide me with.

    Here is his suggestion:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz - $310
    Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 - $250RAM: 16GB kit (4GBx4), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800- $105
    HDD: 2 x Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX 3TB ($180 each) - $360
    SSD: 2 x OCZ Vertex 4 Series solid state drive – 128 GB – SATA-600
    Mfg. Part: VTX4-25SAT3-128G | CDW Part: 2675660 | UNSPSC: 43201830
    Graphics card: eVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD - graphics card - GF GTX 570 - 2.5 GB $350 (Has GPU Cuda see below)
    For graphics card: GPU Cuda http://forums.adobe.com/thread/979969
    Mfg. Part: 025-P3-1579-AR | CDW Part: 2512822 Info in link below
    http://www.evga.com/Products/Product...025-P3-1579-AR • Optical drive: LG CH12LS28 Super Multi Blue - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM drive –
    Se $80 Mfg. Part: CH12LS28 | CDW Part: 2645398 | UNSPSC: 43201813
    Power supply unit: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W power supply unit - $105
    Case: Need something like a Cooler Master case.
    Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - $130

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    It looks good to me.
    You should have no trouble with graphics rendering on the above machine.

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    Only one thing, I'd move up a bit on the PSU.
    Go for a fully modular 900W, or better yet, 1000W PSU

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    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    You might also consider a workstation GPU rather than a traditional consumer desktop GPU for serious productivity.
    Last edited by CLiNT; 2012-10-12 at 20:47.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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