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Old 12-06-2007, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good Computer for Graphics, Multitasking ....

What will be a good build for Graphics and Multitasking?

I will be using things like Photoshop, FireWorks, Dreamweaver, Blender..
I also thinking to get Tablet and use it for FireWorks or Photoshop.

I am no longer care for gaming.. so..

I probably would want Quad core..

What would you recommend?
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I am no longer care for gaming.. so..
Would he really need an 8800GT if he doesn't game?
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I think he means graphics as in Graphic Design. In that case, get an ATi FireGl Card.
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I think he means graphics as in Graphic Design. In that case, get an ATi FireGl Card.
What software examples would take advantage of those $1k cards?

Would Photoshop use the card? I always thought Photoshop was more worried about memory.
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What software examples would take advantage of those $1k cards?

Would Photoshop use the card? I always thought Photoshop was more worried about memory.
Sorry I meant stuff like CAD. But it seems like hes not doing that, so forget that post.
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Yes, no CAD.

Only Photoshop, FireWorks, Dreamweaver... etc.. Plus a little of 3d graphic.
Graphics Design basically.
I guess for this kind of work... Speed of Processor is more important? Or I am wrong?
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Yes, no CAD.

Only Photoshop, FireWorks, Dreamweaver... etc.. Plus a little of 3d graphic.
Graphics Design basically.
I guess for this kind of work... Speed of Processor is more important? Or I am wrong?
Yes, processor speeds and also alot of ram are the two most importrant factors for you.
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yeah the build I came up with up there should be pretty good. If you will be doing some more 3d stuff then it might be a good idea to get a better graphics card like an ati 3850 512mb
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