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Jul 06, 2010 22:35 |  #1

Hey everyone, I'm needing help finding out what the best option is for a computer that can handle photography and all it's software.

Any help would be great!!!




  
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Jul 06, 2010 22:44 |  #2

Budget, OS (Win, OS X, Linux), Camera? (for next few years), do you already have a monitor?, are you interested in so-so, good or great color reproduction (screen), are you a DIY kind of person?, what country you from?




  
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Jul 06, 2010 23:53 |  #3

Buy a Dell with an i5 CPU, 4-8GB RAM, 2 disks, and with a 2209WA monitor.


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Jul 07, 2010 14:22 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #4

given you said absolutely nothing other than "a computer that can handle photography", here is my suggestion.

Dell Studio XPS 9000

PROCESSORS Intel® Core™ i7-980X processor(12MB L3 Cache, 3.33GHz)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 3 Year Basic Service Plan
MEMORY 24GB Tri-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
HARD DRIVE 3TB Dual Hard Drives (2x1.5TB SATA 7200 RPM HDDs)
ADDITIONAL HARD DRIVE 2TB SATA 7200 RPM Hard Drive
VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
MONITOR 24.0” Dell U2410 UltraSharp™ Full HD Monitor
OPTICAL DRIVE Dual Drives: Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (BD-ROM; DVD/CD Burner) and DVD+/-RW
SPEAKERS Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System
SOUND CARD Soundblaster​® X-Fi™ Titanium
WIRELESS Dell 1525 Wireless-N PCIe Card
KEYBOARD Dell Wireless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse
MOUSE Mouse included in Wireless, Laser or Bluetooth Package
MODEM No Modem Option

Subtotal $7,438.98

Should last you a while.



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Jul 07, 2010 14:26 |  #5

I've had a 2 Dells, an HP and now have a MacBook Pro. I can't say enough about the Mac, it's a 17 inch with dual core. The new ones have quad core which would be amazing. I have run Aperture and the CS5 suite and it handles everything with ease.


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Jul 07, 2010 14:32 |  #6

HyperYagami wrote in post #10493977 (external link)
given you said absolutely nothing other than "a computer that can handle photography", here is my suggestion.

Dell Studio XPS 9000

PROCESSORS Intel® Core™ i7-980X processor(12MB L3 Cache, 3.33GHz)
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 3 Year Basic Service Plan
MEMORY 24GB Tri-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
HARD DRIVE 3TB Dual Hard Drives (2x1.5TB SATA 7200 RPM HDDs)
ADDITIONAL HARD DRIVE 2TB SATA 7200 RPM Hard Drive
VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
MONITOR 24.0” Dell U2410 UltraSharp™ Full HD Monitor
OPTICAL DRIVE Dual Drives: Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (BD-ROM; DVD/CD Burner) and DVD+/-RW
SPEAKERS Bose Companion 2 Series II Multimedia Speaker System
SOUND CARD Soundblaster® X-Fi™ Titanium
WIRELESS Dell 1525 Wireless-N PCIe Card
KEYBOARD Dell Wireless Desktop Keyboard & Mouse
MOUSE Mouse included in Wireless, Laser or Bluetooth Package
MODEM No Modem Option

Subtotal $7,438.98

Should last you a while.

No SSD for that price! Pfffffttt! :rolleyes:


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Jul 08, 2010 11:07 |  #7

The Sony Z is a cute little thing :) it would handle photography just fine :)


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Jul 09, 2010 09:13 |  #8

http://www.bestbuy.com …18152464094&sku​Id=9699025 (external link)

Should do very vell with your photo needs.


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