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Old 06-27-2005, 09:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im Starting A Graphic New Media Course At Uni Next Year Which Is A Course That Includes Conventional Graphic Design And 3D Modeling Aswell,

My Dillema Is i Need To Buy A Computer To Do My Work While On The Course And I Have No Idea What To Buy???

I Was Gonna Buy A Mac (Mac Mini) Because all The art and graphic schools used macs for their work, but i heard that 3d modeling was better on the pc, now i dont know which computer to buy and what would be the best, also keeping in mind i dont have thousands of pounds to blow, as i am a student!

Any Help Will Be apreciated!

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if you are in arts, I still say buy a Mac

you will save yourself for converting files back and forth later.
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I agree with the Mac for Graphic design.

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a mac would be good, but a mac mini is only a g4, so it won't be very powerful. if you could spend more an imac g5 or even powermac g5 would be much better.
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Ask what the course uses, and mimic as best as you can what they have. If its a Mac, then get the best mac available. If its a PC, then configure one for graphics engineering.

Leave room in your budget for software. 3d modeling isnt fun without thr 3d modeling.
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