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06-17-2013, 09:43 PM
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>Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Do I need to consider this even? Im not gaming at all if any.
Generally speaking if you don't know if you need overclocking or not, you don't. It can introduce a litany of problems for any machine. For a system with productivity in mind as yours is it's a bad idea for those inexperienced in it.

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>What is your maximum preferred budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
500-800 budget
At that budget with OS included you will be fairly limited in part selection. But it's doable. It will definitely be closer to 800 then 500 though.

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Tower, OS, Keyboard and Mouse, Wifi adapter, and speakers(maybe) are what Id need for the build Id assume.
Toughest thing is the video card, I don't know a lot about those programs and which technologies they make use of. So you'll have to do some research and find out if AMD or Nvidia is better for which. I suspect Photoshop will prefer Nvidia for certain plug-ins and Sony Vegas will prefer AMD for its raw OpenCL performance.

I tentatively went with an AMD 7850 for this reason: http://anandtech.com/bench/GPU13/588

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/Pub...umber=20031331

$763 + Tax/shipping + KB/Mouse/Speakers.

Pretty tight on the budget you outlined. Definitely look for better prices at other sites.

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