8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2015 11:39 AM by gregk1520

    Building a new system please help......

    gregk1520

      Will MSI R7-370 4gb GPU work with lightroom 5? I have I7-4790k cpu, 16gb DDR3- 2133 cl 9, NZXT H440 case with EVGA 500 watt bronze power supply.

       

      Thanks for any help!

        • 1. Re: Building a new system please help......
          dj_paige Level 9

          If you are hoping to use GPU acceleration, then you need a R9 series GPU

          See: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-gpu-faq.html

           

          If you don't want to use GPU acceleration, then it's fine.

          • 2. Re: Building a new system please help......
            gregk1520 Level 1

            Thank you for this info. My thinking is better to build so I get the best I can vs Dell or HP. My budget is under $1000.00. This is the complete specs on the  card. Can you tell me if this will run everything or specifically what it is lacking to not run GPU accelerator.

            Graphics Engine

              AMD Radeon™ R7 370

            •   Bus Standard       PCI Express x16 3.0 
            •   Memory Type       4GB GDDR5 VRAM w/ 182.4GB/s bandwidth.
            •   Memory Size(MB)       4096 
            •   Memory Interface       256 bits 
            •   Core Clock Speed(MHz)       1070 MHz / 1020 MHz (OC Mode)
              1030 MHz / 980 MHz (Gaming Mode)
              975 MHz / 925 MHz (Silent Mode) 
            •   Memory Clock Speed(MHz)       5700 (OC Mode) / 5600 
            •   Maximum Displays       3 
            •   DVI Output       2 (Dual-link DVI-I x 1, Dual-link DVI-D x 1), Max Resolution: 2560 x 1600 @60 Hz. 
            •   HDMI-Output       1 (version 1.4a)
              Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @24 Hz (1.4a) 
            •   DisplayPort       1 (version 1.2)
              Max Resolution: 4096x2160 @60 Hz 
            •   Multi-GPU Technology       CrossFire™ 
            •   Power consumption (W)       110 
            •   HDCP Support       Y 
            •   HDMI Support       Y 
            •   Dual-link DVI       Y 
            •   Power Connectors       6-pin x1 
            •   Display Output (Max Resolution)       DL-DVI-I/HDMI
              DisplayPort x3 
            •   Accessories       DVI to VGA Dongle x 1 
            •   RAMDACs       400 
            •   DirectX Version Support       12 
            •   OpenGL Version Support       4.4 
            •   CrossFire Support       Y 
            •   SLI Support       Y 
            •   Card Dimension(mm)       258x 132 x 37
            • 3. Re: Building a new system please help......
              dj_paige Level 9

              I don't see what CPU you are getting, I would definitely get the fastest CPU you can afford.

               

              What size in pixels (not inches) is the monitor you are going to get?

               

              If you are trying to keep things under $1000, I would get a standard HD monitor (max pixel size 1920x1080), a cheapo graphics card or even graphics built into the mother board — I just did a quick search on Newegg.com and there are plenty of video cards that are cheaper than the R7 370, you're not going to need a powerful graphics card.

               

              THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OMISSION ON YOUR LIST: get at least 8GB of RAM.

               

              Also, you don't state what camera you are using, if you've got one that takes large photos (large in megapixelss) then you need more horsepower, the bare minimum configuration might not cut it.

               

              Note — the above recommendation is for Lightroom; if you are going to use other programs, then maybe you need more powerful stuff and a bigger budget.

              • 4. Re: Building a new system please help......
                gregk1520 Level 1

                I appreciate your help.

                I have I7-4790k cpu, 16gb DDR3- 2133 cl 9 Ram, NZXT H440 case with EVGA 500 watt bronze power supply.

                My camera is Canon 60D and always shoot Raw files are 24 mgb. During the kids school sports I shoot 300-600 pictures a week.

                • 5. Re: Building a new system please help......
                  dj_paige Level 9

                  You still haven't mentioned the size (in pixels) of your monitor.

                   

                  The number of shots you take per week really isn't relevant here.

                  • 6. Re: Building a new system please help......
                    gregk1520 Level 1

                    HP Pavilion 25xi 25-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor full HD 1920 x 1080 88 pixels per inch.

                    • 7. Re: Building a new system please help......
                      dj_paige Level 9

                      Ok, no problems there.

                      • 8. Re: Building a new system please help......
                        gregk1520 Level 1

                        Thanks for your input I got a lot out of it.

                        I got a cyber Monday deal from Micro Center. I would hate to have to return any of this and loose the super savings.

                        I7-4760K 4.0 ghz $209.00 with rebate

                        Asus Z97-AR motherboard $109.00 with rebate

                        Msi r7-370 4gb $115.00 with rebate

                        Samsung 850 EVO Series 250GB SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD $69.00

                        WD Black 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5" $59.00

                        NZXT H440 case $115.00

                        Hp 25vx IPS monitor $149.00

                        Windows 10 OS $FREE... college student in IT

                        My son ordered 1 x G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-16GTX $94.00

                         

                         

                        I plugged this all in parts picker and said memory was not compatible. I'm thinking of going with CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 $94.00 at Micro center

                         

                        Hope it all works out... looking into R9-380 4gb Ram gives me solid 1920 x 1080 HD

                         

                        Total $974.00 with tax