PC for Photoshop

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  1. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Hi there.

    I have a question for Photoshop/computer gurus. I'm going to replace my old PC within next few days, and I was thinking about buing this one:
    CompUSA.com | RB-NC816AA | HP Pavilion Elite m9528c Refurbished Desktop PC
    The price is right and and the question is...will it be powerfull enaugh for photoshop? (CS3/CS4)
    My old PC was pretty slow and took forever to photomerge 10 photographs into panorama.
    I was also thinking about i7, but it's too expensive for me.

    Thanks
    Marek.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Should be OK...and with 8GB of RAM, it should reduce your time on things like photomerge.
     
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    Munky TPF Noob!

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    it should run pretty quick!; not bad at all!
     
  4. plastii

    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the info.

    How about i7 with 8 GB of RAM (DDR3) - is there a big difference in performace with photoshop? I never had either of them but I'm not sure if spending more $$$ is worth it.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not anything that you would notice on a day to day difference.
     
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    plastii TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the info guys. I think the quad should do for now.
     
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    FrankLamont TPF Noob!

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    DDR3 is considerably (another channel) faster than DDR2 with other added bonuses, but definitely not necessary.

    You never use 8GB unless you overclock, and that's hard to do. Save some money... get a 2.66 i7, 4-6gb memory and that's all you need. ;)
     
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    Get a Mac :lmao:
     
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    plastii TPF Noob!

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    I was thinking about Mac but they kind of expensive.
     
  10. gryphonslair99

    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's because they are the L glass of computers. :mrgreen:
     
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    Too true. They're sleek, sexy, and have heavy marketing. The benefits ARE there, but a little over-hyped, just like L glass. :lol:

    One of the big things with Photoshop is to have two internal drives. Use one as the system drive, and another as Photoshop's scratch drive. Using a scratch drive that isn't your system drive will boost performance by a fair margin more often than not, in my experience, as long as it's internal or an external on a fast connection (IEEE 800 or eSATA, for example).
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Yep to both, however, like L glass they have nothing but the best in components.
     

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