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  1. #21

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    You forgot about the OS. Have you taken into consideration the system may need a new copy? For a thousand try those bundle packaged configuration at SLS. For playing withh marnie not seriously a rig for handling photo editing it should be enough

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    the rig i build last yr july from PC THEMES, tweaked some stuffs since they are not avail anymore

    Asus P5Q + Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 $460
    Samsung 22X SATA DVD $32
    Microsoft Vista Home Premium OEM $138
    Powercolor HD4850 512MB Play! $232 (ATI seems a better choice for photo editing) / Palit 9800GT 512MB at $199
    Centurion 5 casing $75
    Andyson 500W $76
    2*2GB PC6400 Kingston $66

    Total $1131/$1098

    w/o OS @ $993/$960

    Add a 22" Dell 2209WA E-IPS panel at $479

    this rig may seems inclined towards a gamer, but you need a quad core (not a speedy C2D) to handle say CS4 a and few other applications...
    and right now, an All-In-One seems to be a better choice over a PC mainly used for editing photos, if you are dead serious into photo editing, you may look into apple products =D
    Last edited by kero89; 8th February 2009 at 08:26 PM.

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    Honestly speaking, a mid-range intel processor and a decent graphics card is enough..
    IMO don't install Vista but go for XP as XP consumes less resources..
    3GB ram is more than enough..

    This rig may cost around 500 - 700 without LCD.

  4. #24

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    Hi all,

    looking at the specs of Mac... it looks quite the same as PC. Why would some recommend a Mac for photo-editing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan View Post
    Hi all,

    looking at the specs of Mac... it looks quite the same as PC. Why would some recommend a Mac for photo-editing?
    It's the OS and software.
    Alpha

  6. #26

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    Wah... which means I need to buy Mac version of Photoshop CS4.....$$$

  7. #27

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    With CS3, I found that the OSX version was more responsive and quicker versus the PC version with similar spec hardware.

    I think you can ask Adobe to change your license to Mac if you do decide to switch over to OSX.

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