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.
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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
HP Pavilion 25xi 25-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor full HD 1920 x 1080 88 pixels per inch.
Ok, no problems there.
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
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