Suggestions for a primarily image editing PC?

By Ural_
Jun 25, 2010
  1. I am helping a family member build a PC for mostly image editing through Photoshop with high res images, no other real uses. He insists on a high end cpu and motherboard, but I have doubts it will be a waste of money for only image editing.
    Even if they are high resolution images.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on cpu's and motherboards, preferably Intel on a midrange to high range budget?
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    What's the exact budget?
  3. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie

    This isent enough information for people to start making recomendations,

    Whenever you are asking a qwestion, you need to be as acurate as you can and provide people with enough information, so that people can resolve your qwestion.

    What is your Budget?
    What is your Budget?
  4. Ural_

    Ural_ TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Their is no exact budget, that is why im asking lol, In AUD anything up to $400 individual for mother board and cpu.

    I don't know how much to spend for this type of project, the only recommendation is that it should be atleast mid high range, since a lot here are situated outside Australia, I cant give exact budget..

    Though ill narrow down to a 1366pin or 1166 pin motherboard and either some sort of i5 or i7, the more important question being would i7 be overkill for only photo editing?

    Thanks for reply's guys,
  5. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie

    Ok if your willing to go up to $400+
    I could recomend you a system for usd is 948.969 is that ok.
    Or is it to high for your budget.
  6. Ural_

    Ural_ TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 96

    That would problably end up $1500AUD, haha definitly overkill

    But please post link to your suggestions, I will take a look at how much it is worth down here anyway.
  7. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie

    ok the links will be in GBp £
    is that ok
  8. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie


    Intel Core i5 750 2.66Ghz - £146.86

    Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 Intel P55A - £112.79

    G.Skill Trident 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz - £100.90

    HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024MB - £124.54

    OCZ Stealth stream II 500W - £47.66

    Western Digital 500GB SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache - £44.44

    Computer case:

    NZXT M59 Midi Tower Gaming Case - £44.77

    What do you think?
  9. Ural_

    Ural_ TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 96

    Thanks for the suggestions, I will see how they compare to AUD prices,
  10. maltar7

    maltar7 TS Rookie

    Ok once you have compared them to the
    Let me know what you think of the system?
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    The prices in AUD will be much higher. The i5 750 itself will cost around AU$280. Only Umart has it listed at 250.

    I'm a little confused here. Do you mean you're willing to soend $400 for each individual component???
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