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Help deciding between two builds designed for photo editing and light video work


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#1 funlover

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:11 AM

Trying to decide between these 2 builds and would appreciate any suggestions. Basically the Intel is about $100 more....so very close.
I mostly work with photos with Photoshop Elements6 and like to open quite a few at a time. Also do scanning and converting VHS to DVD

1.AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX

2.GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

3.G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH

4.CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

5.HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ 1 GB (128bit) DDR3 HDMI Dual DL-DVI (HDCP) PCI Express 2.0 X16 Video Card Retail (RoHS) H467QR1GH

6.Western Digital 300 GB VelociRaptor SATA 3 Gb/s 10,000 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Enterprise Hard Drive - WD3000HLFS


1.Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

2.ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

3.CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory

4.CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

5.HIS Radeon HD 4670 IceQ 1 GB (128bit) DDR3 HDMI Dual DL-DVI (HDCP) PCI Express 2.0 X16 Video Card Retail (RoHS) H467QR1GH

6.Western Digital 300 GB VelociRaptor SATA 3 Gb/s 10,000 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Enterprise Hard Drive - WD3000HLFS

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:38 AM

I would go with the Intel build because photoshop works better with photoshop.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:31 AM

Thank you Michael for your advice.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:52 AM

No problems :thumbsup:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:24 PM

Indeed, Intel is better in PhotoShop due to architecture differences and probably how PhotoShop is written and compiled. Intel has a higher IPC, along with other optimizations, that allow them to run more instructions per cycle than AMD. Upcoming Bulldozer CPU's have these optimizations built in, but not the older K10 Phenom II's.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 05:49 PM

Thanks to all of you for the help. I just placed my order for the Intel with a Gigabyte MB

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:27 AM

Ok, so right after placing the order, I started reading about Sandy Bridge. Thanks Amazon for giving the option to cancel!

I am now thinking about the Intel Core i7-2600 Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 with a Gigabyte LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GA-P67A-UD4-B3.

Or a 2500k with a ASUS LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 Supported Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2400 Motherboards P8Z68-V PRO

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:43 AM

I would choose the i7-2600 because Photoshop is a heavily threaded application which the i7 fits in the job perfectly.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:36 AM

Thanks, would there be any advantage to the 2600k over the 2600 for my use?

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:48 PM

The i7 2600K is an unlocked version of the i7 2600. If you overclock, you want the "K" version.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:56 PM

Thanks

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:56 PM

Random stuff.

Instead of a Velociraptor, I would go with a couple of 1tb WD Blacks instead. Blacks I think have about the same or better speeds with large files/sequential reads, and if set up properly with input/output files on seperate disks, it will definitely be faster with video transcodes.
EDIT: Here is a comparison 300 velociraptor and a 1tb Black: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3636/western-digitals-new-velociraptor-vr200m-10k-rpm-at-450gb-and-600gb/3

Definitely a Sandybridge, 2600 or 2600K is up to you. 2600K overclock like crazy, and if you do a lot of video conversion, it might pay off. Just depends on what your time is worth. Combined with a Z68 board = happy.

Memory- DDR3 1600 is the sweet spot. 2X4gig. ( BTW, you would need 3 sticks of memory for that 960 build)

Videocard- If any of your photo/video apps take advantage of CUDA, you might look into an NVidia card instead of ATI (hurts to say that).

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:47 PM

Thanks for all the info...lots of decisions

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:54 AM

Thanks for all the info...lots of decisions

That's the fun you get when building your own computer, having a lot of decisions for the build :thumbsup:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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