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Windows 7: What do you think of this Cyberpower build?

01 Jan 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Everything I have read about Photoshop/64 bit the better the hardware and the more of it works best.
To make Photoshop work as well as it can you need at least 4 core cpu or more.
As much ram that will fit in the motherboard. A video card with balls and a power supply to back it up.

Now Photoshop/64 will run with less if you got the time to wait. Better yet; if your customers and employes got the time to wait.

Here is a lot of good information for using Photoshop.

Build a powerful PC for Photoshop and other imaging applications



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01 Jan 2015   #12
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Couple thoughts Greg (repeating some already mentioned)

I always have the owner research the motherboards. There are many good ones in the list. But you want to pick a board that has the minimum features you need, and eliminate the ones with features you don't. This is a user-specific item.

RAM: should plan ahead on this one. Populating 4 slots with 4GB sticks will limit your total RAM in the future. Video editing is one of those tasks that will actually use all the RAM you got, so if you thought you might go for 64GB in the future, now is the time to make that decision. I am not a fan of mixing different size RAM modules. This is a conversation item.

No name power supply: uh uh. That Corsair RM-850 is a really nice unit.

No SSD: no way!

No name HDD: uh uh. Go for the WD Black, or equal. Transfer speed is important as all video files are huge. A high performance drive would show real benefits. I think he/she would fill up 1TB pretty quickly. Might make sense to look at larger drives for the work.

Even with water cooling you need to cool the spinning hard drives. So at a minimum the case should have at least one 120mm fan front and rear/top.

I think it makes sense to get Win8.1 Pro for just $31 extra.
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01 Jan 2015   #13
gregrocker

 

Thanks, Guys. I've suggested my pal Galen from OKC sign up to interact with you about these great suggestions. I am not a good intermediary because I'm not any more hardware conversant than he is. I remember when I first saw his Cyberpower custom built rig ten years ago with the spooky case lights and bubbling water cooler. I'd never seen anything like that, though it does make me wonder if that water somehow got into the PSU to short it and the mobo out since he'd heard a loud shorting sound with smoke and replacement PSU couldn't start the mobo.

Galen is a famous artist educated at the Sorbonne but also a country boy who is so multi-talented I bet if he wants to take this on as a project, with your guidance he could build it himself at considerably less cost with better hardware and performance. The premium paid for fancy in this case may be completely unnecessary, and nobody knows function better than you guys!

Happy New Year everybody!
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01 Jan 2015   #14
bej

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
 
 

I believe one area of concern is the GPU. Most video/Photoshop recommendations use NVIDIA cards usually Quadro for high end systems. I think NVIDIA standard cards also use CUDA and the OpenGL standard.
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01 Jan 2015   #15
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Happy New Year to you too!

I'm not so sure about the saving money part though. It's very hard to suggest cheaper parts just to save money. I feel so dirty afterward!

Better hardware and performance > now you're talking!
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01 Jan 2015   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Have him look at Pugetsystems.com

They are a boutique builder that lets you custom-configure from scratch or lets you begin with one of 7 or 8 base models which you can also configure. Each base model places emphasis on a particular aspect: gaming, low noise, small size, business environments, post-production workstations, general purpose, extreme performance, etc.

Prices begin somewhere near 1300.

You can get Xeon processors if desired, along with a variety of SSDs, hard drives, cases, power supplies, etc.

And bling if he wants bling.
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01 Jan 2015   #17
gregrocker

 

I get the idea that Cyberpower inflates prices to make flashy gaming rigs, that cutting them out as a middle man might save some money even using better parts like the PSU. What are the benefits of using a builder since he's going to manage the OS himself, and the hardware is all warranteed separately?

Core i7 is all good, 16gb RAM seems plenty to me, how about the GPU?

He said he's avoiding water cooled this time and may go with the flatter case to fit better.
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01 Jan 2015   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Happy New Year to you too!

I'm not so sure about the saving money part though. It's very hard to suggest cheaper parts just to save money. I feel so dirty afterward!

Better hardware and performance > now you're talking!
With the same components (less that eerie box) it would probably be cheaper as a home built. But you are right, one would go for better components and then the price may not be any different - but at least you have a better computer.
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01 Jan 2015   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

[QUOTE=gregrocker;2973015]I get the idea that Cyberpower inflates prices to make flashy gaming rigs, that cutting them out as a middle man might save some money even using better parts like the PSU. What are the benefits of using a builder since he's going to manage the OS himself, and the hardware is all warranteed separately?
/QUOTE]

I suspect your suspicions are right about Cyberpower.

Probably a good idea to avoid watercooling unless he has heavy duty overclocking on his mind and is a tinkerer type.

The builder saves you the time of assembling if you know how, and is mandatory if you don't. And it should help you avoid DOA parts and increase the chances it will fire up on the first attempt.

They may also include a year or more of tech support, sometimes extendable to several years.

Offhand, I'd think the advantages of a builder are diminished if you have little control over brand names/models for the parts. Unless of course you HAVE to use a builder because you can't or won't build it yourself.

You need to find a builder who in fact gives you more control over parts or else just take your chances, as many do.
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01 Jan 2015   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I know a small builder who is very good. I can give you his email - have to ask him for permission first.
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