I'm a computer idiot and I need some help speccing a computer for photo editing.
Whats important for photo editing ? Processor Speed, RAM and/or Video Card.
Processor- My concern is over Intel's Dual Core or standard chip. I can only afford a Dual Core 2.8ghz or a Single Core 3.2hz, which would be better in my situation ?
I've done some homework... and roughly came up with a system with the help of the hardwarezone price list.
MSI (Microstar) 865GM3-LS (Intel 865G/MS-7037) 800MHz FSB+GbE LAN+SATA
- Intel 865G Chipset (Dual Channel DDR400)
- 800/533/400MHz(Northwood/Prescott/EE) FSB
- Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2
- 2x Serial ATA-150 + IDE ATA-100
- AGP 8X
- Dual Ch DDR (4DIMM)
- Intel 10/100/1000 LAN
- 6ch Audio $155
Intel 2.8GHz Dual Core $473
Innovision (Inno3D) GeForceFX 5500 – 256MB DDR $115
2 X TRANSCEND 512MB (PC-3200) 400MHz DDR2-400 w/ Reg ECC $300
Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 7200rpm ATA100 $220
Pioneer DVD-RW 16x $120
Power Supply $100
Total Price $1483
Whats your Take ? I would prefer to keep it below $1.2K for the system. Because I want a huge screen.