Welcome to the Tech Report!yesterday716 wrote:Hi
I strongly recommend 2x8 GiB instead of 4x4 GiB. Look for PC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) or PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) that runs with CAS 9 at 1.5 V.yesterday716 wrote: - Memory - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Flying Fox wrote:Lightroom on Windows or OS X?
Your choices will be constrained by what can be hackintosh'ed. How much Mac-y stuff do you do anyway? I don't know enough about the requirements with hackintoshes to tell you which components are good or not. It may be more trouble than it is worth?
Arclight wrote:I think one of the editors did such a build at some point, OP, you might wanna dig up that article
DPete27 wrote:1) Didn't notice a budget given
2) Have you considered going with a microATX motherboard? mATX boards are generally a bit cheaper and most people find the 3 available expansion slots perfectly sufficient. Plus it gives you access to slightly smaller cases.
3) What are you looking for in a case and how much do you want to spend? Personal requirements such as front panel USB3.0, size, noise dampening, high cooling performance, fan filters, etc can influence our recommendations
4) You'll need at least 460W in a PSU for the build listed. Power Supply Calculator
5) Not sure if you're partial to Dell, but the Asus PA248Q is the equivalent of the U2412M.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Welcome to the Tech Report!yesterday716 wrote:Hi
Have you read the System Guide?I strongly recommend 2x8 GiB instead of 4x4 GiB. Look for PC3-14900 (DDR3-1866) or PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) that runs with CAS 9 at 1.5 V.yesterday716 wrote: - Memory - CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Chrispy_ wrote:As mentioned, the Samsung 830 is the drive to get, if you can still snag one for a good price. The next best alternative is to pony up the extra for an 840Pro
I would be tempted to try an OCZ Vector myself, but OCZ are not the sort of drive I recommend to others. Corsair's Neutron is also too new for me to suggest when the 840Pro is a similar-performing drive with Samsung's backing. They fix problems rapidly, and historically, before the drives are available at retail.
If you can't find an 830 deal around, and you don't want to pay extra for the 840Pro, then the Intel 330's seem to be selling cheap at the moment. Here in the UK, the unusual 180GB variant is actually offering the best cost/GB of the 330 series at the moment, and I also think that's a good size.
yesterday716 wrote:I found an 830 - 128mb for $134.99.Chrispy_ wrote:The Samsung 830 is the drive to get.