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camnorth
01-25-2008, 10:18 PM
Hi,

I'm new here but hopefully I'll be around for a while.

I am looking at options for putting together a system
to use with CS3.

I dislike Dell and since my laptop is a PC and I want
total compatibility I guess an iMac is out.

So this is what I think I need and would appreciate
suggestions/corrections/refinements:

Intel processor
500G HD
5G RAM
Video Card
DVI Card for the 22" Samsung LCD Monitor I 'think' I want.
Wifi (card?)

It will be obvious to those of you well versed in
these matters that I am not a newbie but not
that much more sophisticated.

I basically need the PC to run like a 57 Chevy and
I don't play games on it and don't want other
housemates tempted to game on it either.

Thanks for any feedback I can get.

Cam North

Simon
01-26-2008, 03:25 PM
Hi,

I'm new here but hopefully I'll be around for a while.

I am looking at options for putting together a system
to use with CS3.

I dislike Dell and since my laptop is a PC and I want
total compatibility I guess an iMac is out.

So this is what I think I need and would appreciate
suggestions/corrections/refinements:

Intel processor
500G HD
5G RAM
Video Card
DVI Card for the 22" Samsung LCD Monitor I 'think' I want.
Wifi (card?)

It will be obvious to those of you well versed in
these matters that I am not a newbie but not
that much more sophisticated.

I basically need the PC to run like a 57 Chevy and
I don't play games on it and don't want other
housemates tempted to game on it either.

Thanks for any feedback I can get.

Cam North

Get

Hardisks: Raptorx 150gig 10,000rpm drive. As a system drive. A seagate 320 gig barracuda drive as your storage drive.

An intel 6600 quad core energy saving edition for your cpu.

Any p35 motherboard over $80 that supports DDR2 and 4*1gb sticks of 8500 DDR2 ram for it. DDR3 is too expensive for little or no performance gains.

Antec p190 silent case.

A 512 or 768mb nvidia 8800 for your video card.

A zalman 600 watt heatpipe cooled psu.

The above machine would blow you away and also be very very quiet. I have a machine of similar spec and its quieter than my watercooled systems.

-Si

camnorth
01-27-2008, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the suggestion!

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