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I am attempting to build my own computer for the first time. My day-to-day computing activities consist of photoshop/lightroom photo editing, video editing using roxio, designing in solid works and small time gaming (Lord of the Rings Online / Heroes Might and Magic 6).

I would like to use my current monitor for now which is 1680x1050, but I hope to upgrade later with two HD monitors. I would also like to use my current dvd drive to save money, but I am not sure if it's compatible with the new items I will be buying. Below is what I put together, I am hoping someone could tell me if it will work for my activities and is all compatible. One of the things I am clueless about is power supply, did I choose the appropriate one?

Thanks in advanced for your help

Processor: Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge Quad Core
Motherboard: ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 Intel Motherboard
Graphics Card:EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB Internal HD
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III
Memory: G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
Power Supply: CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Case: ZALMAN Z11 Plus Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
My Current DVD Drive
TSSTcorp TS-H653N SCSI CdRom Device
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:welcome: stargazer200529

Some pointers for you to help you get the best out of your build, based on the information that you have provided;

As you intend to use the computer for photoshop/lightroom photo editing, video editing etc I suggest that you swap the CPU for an i7 as you will benefit from the Hyper Threading technology that the processor has http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116503

The graphics card is not good enough and you should consider upgrading it to either a GTX 480, a GTX 570 or if your budget allows it a Radeon HD 7870.

Your HDD is too expensive for the spec and storage capacity that it has, an alternative http://www.amazon.co.../?tag=pcpapi-20

You can also save cash on swapping the SSD http://us.ncix.com/p...gy&promoid=1015

Ram should be increased to 16GB for the same reason as swapping the CPU.

You should not choose a PSU until all other hardware is decided on and confirmed as available and then a PSU calculator should be used to ensure that you will have enough clean and stable power, the choice of brand is a good one http://images10.newe...tage-Calculator

Nice case.

The DVD drive comes up as a SATA type device and should be ok to re-use in this build.

I can put a list of parts together for you to look over if it would help, just let me know your maximum budget first.

What operating system will you be using?
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