7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 17, 2010 9:01 PM by Jim_Simon

    My Budget i5 build for CS4.


      I'm building a PC for a friend and he's on a VERY tight budget.  He was trying to keep it under $900, but looking at the final build he's looking at ~$1100.  Please let me know what you think and if you notice where I can save him a few bucks, or where he'd get huge gains for little extra money.


      He's planning on using CS4.  His main purpose is editing family videos, with the opportunity of Freelance work but nothing that would require dozens of layers.  He does like using After Effects though.


      CPU:            Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield

      MB:             ASUS P7P55

      Video:          EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi)

      RAM:           Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 4x4GB = 16GB

      HDD:           WD Caviar Black 640gb x2 (1 for OS, 1 for Media)

      PSU:           Corsair 650TX

      Case:          Cooler Master SM690 II

      OS:             Windows 7 64-bit

      OD:             LG DVD-RW


      Thanks a million!