wah lau stress
ok the concensus i got here and in private is that dual processor not that necessary, and xeons definitely not necessary. check.
and quite a few have mentioned AMD (thanx bluestrike) so i'll have a look in that camp too. basically i dun have a preference. actually i hate computers, i just want it to work, i no need to continually "zheng" one..
keep the discussion alive guys, great learning for me thanx!! ahha
oh keh heng, good point u have there, alrite let's set the budget to $2k, box only.
most common work to be done on new system:
- converting of NEF files of maximum 20mb to 90mb 16bit TIFFs very occasionally, but mostly to JPGs
- working with 4 - 12mp jpg files with at most 20 layers in ps
- occasional graphic design work with freehand. (everything is in paths so actually this is not a big deal)