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Old April 17, 2011, 05:08 PM
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Newegg.com - PowerColor AX5770 1GBD5-IDH Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity
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Old April 18, 2011, 04:18 AM
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1)Photoshop is not heavily dependent on multithreading and i3 2100 will reach performance levels near of AMD x6

2)Asrock Sandy Bridge motherboards' pro and user reviews are all around the web. They offer the best value and are in the top range in build quality. You won't find better for their price.

3) DO NOT PURCHASE 1600 RAM FOR H67 motherboards! The highest you can go is 1333. It's written clearly in every H67 motherboard spec sheet.
I don't know what you do in photoshop, but quad core > dual core hands down. If you're doing multimedia encoding / editing / producing, you'll use more than just photoshop.
You can use 1600Mhz ram on an H67 motherboard, it'll clock to 1333 fine. 1600 is more popular, sometimes cheaper and better if you ever resell the parts (which is always a consideration when I buy stuff at least) or want to upgrade to a P67 motherboard + 2500/2600(k) in the future.
Hey, if you like Asrock motherboards, all the power to ya. I'm just going off my history with them.

I'm aware the fans are $9.95, you said two of them, thus the $20 comment.

rapmaster has probably the best single slot video card.. I could only find a few GTX450s single slot. Nothing in the 5800 series is single slot, that I could find. There was a manufacturer making GTX460s, but they never came to the american market with them.
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Old April 18, 2011, 06:59 AM
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Thanks guys. The 5770 is better, but it wasn't an Nvidia card so I'll just be ordering a GTS 450.
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Old April 18, 2011, 09:57 AM
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You can get a 400 Watt Seasonic SS-400ET for $47.89 brand new! I just bought one a week ago!

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Old April 18, 2011, 07:39 PM
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No, I'm using a mini-ITX chasis so a standard ATX psu won't fit.

It turns out the DVD drive I ordered was too long and won't be used. It's a good thing the few light games I do play are on a Steam account! Everything seems alright so far (I'm using the pc now). Once I get my On Disk stuff installed I'm closing up the case without the CD drive. It's a good thing the front of the case has it's own drive 'door' to preserve the look of the case while nothing is there.

Edit: It has come to my attention that an SSD is really fast.

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Old April 19, 2011, 03:34 AM
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Edit: It has come to my attention that an SSD is really fast.
yeah, but at $550 you're stretching what you can get to begin with.. let alone trying to fit an SSD in there. The most you could get is a cheap 30 gig one, which is small for most users.
That's something you can upgrade later, unless you have extra cash around, which imo could be better spent elsewhere
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Old April 19, 2011, 07:31 AM
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I was really considering saving up for a 64 gig but I knew I only wanted one for Windows and just a few select applications. I've still got just under 8 gigs left with all of my main programs installed. I suppose the rest of that space can go to future applications.

I'm just glad everything on this build worked (Unlike my last one). This was my first mini-ITX build so it was a little more challenging to put together than I figured it'd be. Even with 90 degree Sata cables the connectors on my drives push ever so slightly on the closest memory module. I'm also kinda glad the CD drive doesn't fit. I have almost nowhere else to store the leftover cables lol.

Once I get a video card I'll tidy up the cables to make sure nothing gets caught in the cpu fan...again. I'll also take pictures for lulz.
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