Hi and Welcome to SPCR!
Your build as proposed looks good for your usage. I don't know what country you are in, so some of my component suggestions might not be available...(hint, add your location to your profile
Thanks. I am from France.
While some Adobe apps do, Lightroom does NOT use CUDA. In fact, LR's gpu requirements
are pretty lightweight. Over all, Adobe is moving away from CUDA and toward Open CL and GL. Photoshop GPU: So, nearly any low end GPU made in the last year or two with GDDR5 memory will meet your app requirements.
Heck, you could get away with using the HD4000 iGP for a bit. As for gaming, tell us your resolution (assuming 1920x1080 using the TV?) and the potential games and we can help select a video card. Note Nvidia is releasing the GTX 660 next week, so the landscape is changing soon. Right now, the best $200 card (in terms of fps/watt) is an HD 7850. The best $300 card is the GTX 660 Ti. More later. GPU FAQ
Thanks for the info. Then, for the moment I will keep using the HD 4000. When changing my monitor or moving to gaming, I will consider buying an up-todate GPU.
PSU: Seasonic manufactures the Corsair AX line. Your stressed load power will be in the 110 to 250W DC range depending on what you do for a GPU (igp to the 660 Ti range). The X-560 is a nice pick as it'd be passive for your loads and the fan would only turn on at really high local temps and stressed load (if even then). Another potential PSU is the Kingwin LZP-550. Higher efficiency. Seasonic has also released a new lower cost G Series. Waiting for reviews on those.
Yeap ! as I will be using igp, the stressed load should be close to 110w, which is under 25% PSU load, meaning it should work most of the time passive. Great !
Later, when adding GPU, if I reach 250W comsumption, I will be 50% PSU load, meaning few dbs..
CPU cooler: The Be Quiet! cooler got panned here at SPCR
due to poor base flatness. Other sites have given it rave reviews. It may just be the luck of the draw on your particular unit. Or, pick another cooler from the tested list in the review
Good point. thanks. I missed looking at SCPR review for that one.
RAM: Look for low profile versions just to avoid potential CPU cooler conflicts.
Good point aswell..
as CA_Steve points out the be uiet! Dark Rock 2 didn't perform well in the SPCR review so this is not the CPU cooler that you should choose. You can simply get better CPU coolers for the price. I'd say a Scythe Mugen 3 or a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO with an aftermarket PWM CPU fan.
Thanks.. I will have a look to both of them.
Do you need an ATX board? They can be more expensive than mATX and if you don't need the extra expansion slots then you can save some money (and precious space inside the case) with a mATX board.
That a good idea. Particularly if we consider that Haswell will use a new socket, and mobo will have to be changed when moving to next-gen processors.
Thanks a lot for your help !