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    PC Build for editing & storage

    Hey guys. Started a PC build for the purpose editing & storing my pictures. I will be installing Photoshop Elements 11 to edit. Wanted some input to see if what I have will serve this purpose or if I should be exchanging some of these parts. I am completely new to all of this. I picked up my camera last year and am still learning a lot.

    MB: Asus P8Z77-V
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16Gb DDR3 1600
    Primary Hard Drive: OC Z VTX4 128GB SSD
    Secondary Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2T Drive
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-1
    PSU: Thermaltake TR-500

    Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated.



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    I would add a decent video card to that list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cgipson1
    I would add a decent video card to that list!
    Any minimum specs I should be looking at? I was under the impression that since I don't plan on doing any video editing I would be ok without one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UlisesG1284 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cgipson1
    I would add a decent video card to that list!
    Any minimum specs I should be looking at? I was under the impression that since I don't plan on doing any video editing I would be ok without one.
    Are you going to be using photoshop? If so, a decent video card will help with some things... as Photoshop will use hardware acceleration

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    Quote Originally Posted by UlisesG1284 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cgipson1
    I would add a decent video card to that list!
    Any minimum specs I should be looking at? I was under the impression that since I don't plan on doing any video editing I would be ok without one.
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    I'd get a five in one card reader to slip in that 3.5 slot under the two usb ports. specs all look good, never used an asus board but I'm sure it will be more than capable.
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    I use onboard video now, recently switched from a video card that was adobe recommended for photoshop, and I literally see 0 difference in photoshop or vegas editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballistics View Post
    I use onboard video now, recently switched from a video card that was adobe recommended for photoshop, and I literally see 0 difference in photoshop or vegas editing.
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    Guess I'm going to have to look for a decent video card and of ccourse order my 27" Dell IPS Panel Monitor.

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Your processor has Intel HD4000 Integrated Graphics. In your situation, I would not bother with the video card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gryphonslair99 View Post
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    I use onboard video now, recently switched from a video card that was adobe recommended for photoshop, and I literally see 0 difference in photoshop or vegas editing.
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    My vision is perfectly fine. Tell me what I am not seeing then, since a video card is so widely recommended.

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    Onboard memory cards generally have something like 100mb to 256mb of video memory. Some don't even have dedicated memory. They just allocate RAM to either data reading/writing, or video, whichever needs it.

    It's generally not the best option for photo or video editing, but if it works for you then more power to ya lol
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