Is this computer any good for CS4?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Paul Burdett, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    Hi all,
    Currently running CS3 Extended on my Pentium 4 3GHz, 2 Gb ram. It works fine
    although it's a little slower than I'd like...especially as it's now
    connected to the net (due to my old internet machine dying!). I've tried the
    CS4 trial and I like it, but as I don't have a dedicated graphics card to
    run the 3D stuff I'm looking to upgrade. I don't work with very large
    files...(less than 50Mb) after editing. I had a look at this one today and
    would welcome advice/feedback/pros/cons etc on the following machine:


    http://www.ht.com.au/cart/1/part/X0...onitor-none-Microsoft-Office-Ready/detail.hts

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
    Paul Burdett, Sep 22, 2009
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  2. Paul Burdett

    Grinder Guest

    Wow, even considering the US<->AU exchange rate, that system seems a bit
    pricey. You can buy the parts

    Tower + Power Supply: 150 USD
    Motherboard: 120 USD
    Processor: 150 USD
    Memory: 60 USD
    PCIe Graphics Card 70 USD
    Hard Drive: 70 USD
    DVD Burner: 30 USD
    Operating System: 100 USD
    -------
    TOTAL 750 USD

    That machine would beat more meet your reference machine in every
    respect, and you would have a dedicated graphics card. Even your
    warranties would be better.
     
    Grinder, Sep 22, 2009
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  3. Paul Burdett

    just bob Guest

    Please explain? Are they being pulled from the shelves or something?
     
    just bob, Sep 22, 2009
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  4. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest

    Thanks for the replies..much appreciated. As for the price..you may be
    right, but most quad core systems I've looked at are around the $1600 mark.
    I'll look into the Windows 7 OS as well.
    Paul




    Depends on if you have $1000-3500 to throw around and can get a new one
    every
    few months. If I were shopping, I'd only be deciding on WHICH I7. Nothing
    else
    would be in the running.
     
    Paul Burdett, Sep 23, 2009
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  5. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest


    Hi Mike,
    I've been reading this newsgroup for a while and I value your opinion. I
    have CS3 Extended (legal and paid for in case anyone wants to know) and it
    worked reasonably fast on my Pentium 4, 3GHZ desktop with 2Gb ram with no
    internet access. Since getting rid of my old desktop internet machine due to
    old age, I now have only the one PC and laptop (Toshiba Satellite Core
    duo...which runs CS3 faster of course and CS4 (trial) worked quite fast as
    well). My PC is now much slower and Bridge especially takes too long to
    display the thumbnails...opening a single raw file in Camera Raw also seems
    to take too long (20 secs or so sometimes accompanied by the "reading raw
    data" progress bar on the screen. Rebooting generally helps. Of course I do
    have antivirus (AVG) running as well.
    My question is I've heard that Intel's new core i7 is very fast (faster than
    quad core) and windows 7 os is also a very good. I do quite a bit of editing
    in Photoshop, so I'm looking to upgrade my computer as well as perhaps
    upgrading to CS4. As CS5 is expected out soon I'm wondering if the
    i7+windows 7 os+ 64bit CS4 or 5 will be the best choice if I want photoshop
    to really work fast? I do have a budget (approx AUD$2000), but would rather
    spend more now than get a cheaper system and have to upgrade in 12 months.
    Your advice is appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
    Paul Burdett, Sep 28, 2009
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  6. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest


    My .02 is that I'd make sure I got win7 (it's faster than Vista, and many new
    machines include a free upgrade path), get an I7 rig and not settle for less
    than an nVidia 9800 (which you can get reasonably with an additional Gig of
    video memory). The Macs are ok but pricey for what you get. My personal
    experience is that Quads are a waste of money for most folks too, but those
    doing lots of graphics operations may differ with me on that.
     
    dvus, Sep 28, 2009
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  7. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest

    Well, that's not really true. 24" displays are much cheaper than that nowadays,
    less than $300.
    I have a Samsung 22" that looks pretty good, and the old Dual-Core cpu and
    nVidia GeForce 280 do ok. If it were an iForce you'd probably *love* it.
     
    dvus, Sep 28, 2009
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  8. Paul Burdett

    Paul Burdett Guest


    Thank you Mike (and others)...I appreciate the quick feedback/info.

    Paul
     
    Paul Burdett, Sep 28, 2009
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  9. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest


    Probably not a discussion anyone will win.
     
    dvus, Sep 29, 2009
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  10. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest


    Heh, typo. I'd say something snarky, but my parents taught me to be..., oh
    wait, someone just said that.
     
    dvus, Sep 30, 2009
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  11. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest


    Whoosh!
     
    dvus, Oct 1, 2009
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  12. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest

    What are you, the FBI?
    Ah, a Mac-Head. Now I get it. When will you people learn there's more than just
    iStuff out there that works just as well as Jobs' stuff. (and usually for less
    money)
     
    dvus, Oct 2, 2009
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  13. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest

    Shame they had to share a chunk of it with Eminem...
     
    dvus, Oct 4, 2009
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  14. Paul Burdett

    Voivod Guest

    And if he doesn't? Will you stamp your little feet and demand again?

    Fucking Mac fans, rabid assholes for the most part. You do a great
    disservice to the product you're humping.
     
    Voivod, Oct 4, 2009
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  15. Paul Burdett

    Voivod Guest

    THIS is the way to win arguments, make friends and influence people!

    BRAVO!
     
    Voivod, Oct 4, 2009
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  16. Paul Burdett

    Voivod Guest

    That was sarcasm you raging imbecile.
     
    Voivod, Oct 4, 2009
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  17. Paul Burdett

    Voivod Guest

    Then shut the **** up already.
     
    Voivod, Oct 4, 2009
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  18. Paul Burdett

    Voivod Guest

    The gibbering of a imbecile? A pitiful excuse for a response? Worthless?

    I'm going with worthless. You can go back to flogging your Mac now.
    Aww, that was almost clever.
     
    Voivod, Oct 5, 2009
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  19. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest

    Yeah, I thought it was a little clueless.
    I *knew* it! He'll probably get better, though. You, on the other hand, are in
    a much higher clueless league than either he or I will ever be. You know your
    Big Macs, though, I'll give you that.
     
    dvus, Oct 5, 2009
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  20. Paul Burdett

    dvus Guest


    No big deal, Apple stole some of his songs and had to pay him a big chunk of
    change.
     
    dvus, Oct 5, 2009
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