So a friend of mine came up to me and asked if I can build him a system dedicated for Photoshop.
Now I've always gone with the principal that 'Any gaming system would be able to handle Photoshop just fine,' but in this case, this system is 100% intended for editing photos (well maybe some browsing, playing music and occasionally watching movies but you get the gist)
The problem is, I can't figure out what GPU to use on this system. Honestly, I've never really understood how much of an impact does GPU have on Photoshop and if I have to look for certain specs (Amount of VRAM? Number of Shader cores?).
Also, he told me that he'd like to bring this system with him when he go overseas for his studies (Don't ask me how he's gonna do it, I have no idea) so I thought it might be of some benefit if we use an 80+ Silver/Gold PSU (?)
It'd also be great if I can fit an IPS screen within the budget but I have my doubts..
Budget is +/- IDR 10 million (~US$1030)
And the parts would be bought from here: http://www.waroengkom.com/ (Preferred but I'll look at other stores if some parts are not available)
Here's what I got so far (Edit 6 Oct 12):
CPU - i5 2500K (IDR 2,012,000)
Board - ASrock Z77 Pro4-M (IDR 1,078,000)
RAM - Patriot Signature Line 2x8GB 1333MHz (IDR 674000)
GPU - Zotac GTX650 1GB (1,225,000)
PSU - Silverstone SST-ST60F-ES 600watt (IDR 645,000)
Case - NZXT Source 210 (IDR 500,000)
Monitor - LG IPS225V (IDR 2,100,000)
SSD - OCZ Vertex 4 128GB (IDR 1,185,000)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB (IDR 766,000)
Total: IDR 10,185,000
Any advice on lowering the cost, probably cut corners, and especially suggestions for the GPU would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by vandreadstriker, 05 October 2012 - 06:41 PM.