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Dec 14, 2012 07:34 |  #1

I am looking to set-up a new PC work station. Either desktop or laptop. I plan to use the Adobe suite of software. I also would like to upgrade my storage (hard drive solution). In addition to photo editing/retouch. I also do some graphics design/layout work and video.

I am interested to know what systems/set-ups are working for you guys/gals.

Thanks,
Phil




  
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Dec 14, 2012 08:58 |  #2

Phil, I use a 27 inch IMac




  
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Dec 14, 2012 14:39 |  #3

Thanks Rick. I'm looking to stay PC.




  
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Dec 14, 2012 17:32 |  #4

Here you go: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1256383

Fill it with your choice of hard disc set up, remembering to allow for redundancy and external back ups.


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Dec 14, 2012 17:33 |  #5

Is portability a requirement? If not, you will get recommendations of building a desktop yourself.

As far as desktops go, most people are running some variation of the following:

  • i5-3750K for photo editing only or
  • i7 (not sure of the specific model) if doing video
  • a 128 GB or 256 GB solid state drive for the operating system and programs
  • several larger hard drives for storage
  • whatever motherboard has enough SATA and USB ports for you
  • 16 GB of RAM


That's basically what I'm running. There's a "show us your PC build" thread that will give your more ideas.

Edit: I see Moppie beat me to showing you the other thread.

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Dec 20, 2012 16:32 |  #6

Im brings up some very good points. You will get more bang for your buck with a desktop and you can put in whatever you need as well as your budget allows. Later on down the road if you want more hard drives, etc you can add them. However as he said if you plan to do editing on the road you may want a laptop.




  
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