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What computer system/ Monitor to Buy?
Old 08-05-2005, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just looking at upgrading my computer system at the moment and would appreciate any info on what minimum specs I should be looking at in order to have a grunty machine in order to run the latest photo-editing software. i currently have photoshop 7. also regarding monitors are there any suggestions about monitors to buy. i have budgeted at least $300 for the monitor. By the way I live in Gold Coast, Australia. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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As far as a system, well, one main thing comes into play, price. If you are only looking to upgrade your currnet system, I say cram all of the ram on the board that you can. With regards to monitors, Sony Triton are pretty darn good, but of course with quality, comes an increase in price. At work, I use a calibrator that costs $300, but it's the best. Since you are in Australia, I don't know what the exchange rates are from U.S.dollars to Austrailian dollars. Good luck.

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P.S. - if you are looking for a new system and have a large budget, I recommend Macintosh. While you can get things done on a Windows based system, things from my experience run much more smoothly on a Mac. I may of just re-started an old argument, but, hey, Macs tend to be the industry standard when it comes to graphics here in the U.S.
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I would have to say get a Mac. They have have just dropped the prices on several lines because the are having to start moving out G4's before the switch to the intel chip. OS X is very nice, very stable, and less problems with bugs etc...

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A couple of thoughts. Photoshop will actually USE the Pentium 4 multithreading - so it would be worth your while to shop for a P4 instead of a Celeron or other chip. Get at least 1MB of memory. These big honking image files need it!
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