Re: new build ? dual core v single
- From: "Tom McGrew" <tmcgrew@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 02:29:14 GMT
Thanks, Clint. I need to stay under $2000. I was planning on 2G of RAM, and at least a 500W power supply. You must like ATI better for a video card. I would like to stay under $200 for that./
"Clint" <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:YGIlg.64321$I61.32404@xxxxxxxxxxx
My advice, even though I don't do Photoshop...
Lots of RAM, dual core processor. Wait for a Conroe or AM2 processor, if you can. Get a cheaper video card if you need to in order to get more RAM. If you want an NVidia card (even though I'm not a fan of theirs), get a 7xxx card instead of a 6xxx, although you probably won't see any real benefit. You'd only see the benefit later when when running Vista or games (much the same :) ). And get lots of RAM. At least 2GB, if not 4. Probably doesn't matter much which motherboard you get, but get a decent name-brand one. Make sure it supports lots of RAM, and get as fast of memory you can get.
I guess you can probably tell what I think is most important. :) I'm not familiar enough with the the HD issues with Photoshop to comment on the best setup for that. I'd guess as fast as possible, but I think there's also some scratch disk space to get set up somewhere. Possibly having multiple drives to try to split stuff across multiple drives.
Do you have a budget in mind?
"Tom McGrew" <tmcgrew@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:BxIlg.76486$YI5.17247@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I want to build for the first time. No gaming. just Photoshop work on a professional scale, occasional video work. Dual monitors. Should I stick with a fast single core (AMD) or go for a dual core? How high of a video card do I need? Should I go to the nvidia 7xxx series or is the 6xxxx adequate?( with dual DVI of course) Plan on a raptor HD, at least for the boot disk. How about mobo; should I go for the Asus $200 board, or would a $ 125 board serve me well?
Thanks for your advice as well as your 2 cents worth.
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