3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2013 3:23 AM by shairado

    New PC configuration for Photoshop CS5 and Windows 7 64bit




      I just purchased a new PC (with budget limitations) with the following configuration:


      8 GB RAM DDR3 (1600 Mhz)

      1 HD 1TB 7200 RPM (WD)

      i5 processor 3.00Ghz

      GPU MSI 630GT 1GB DDR3


      After reading a lot of material on the web, about using a few physical hard drives for using Photoshop CS5 (I am working on lrage files, 300-800MB), I am wondering if my current conifguration with only 1 HD (1TB) is "strong" enough for my needs ?

      How many partitions and size should I prepare when setting my PC ?

      If I was able to squeeze another 100$ what should I get ? Another HD for Photoshop scratch disk ? or maybe an SSD ?


      Appreciate all the help I can get.