I've been out of the desktop loop for awhile (although I deal with high end Solaris servers at work ) but it's time to replace my P4 2.64gz XP machine. I need this run Photoshop CS3 (and maybe Premiere Elements), and that's it. My old P4 will still run iTunes/Office/internet/general computing (at least until I move the stuff over eventually)
I've been pricing systems at dell.com (we're a Dell family, as well as Toyota ) but I've found these two systems at Best Buy.
Looks good, except the 5400RPM drive. Will that kill me? My raw files will be living on a 7200RPM external FW drive, and with 6GB of memory, how often will the O/S drive need to be accessed anyway?
Looks good too. My wife has an AMD and it's nice and speedy for internet/MS-Word stuff.
I also have one of those 10% off coupons for BB that have been floating around. It doesn't list "Computers" as a category, but maybe they'll take it?
I'd like to keep it under $600.