I'm looking to BUY not build a machine that can do extensive photoshop and multimedia work. I want to just buy a machine and plug it in, since I don't know and don't have to time to build something myself.
I'll be rendering, editing, etc.
I was thinking of buying this machine:
or this machine
But I am worried about the graphics card? What can you tell me about it? Does the graphics card even matter for what I am trying to do?
I've been trying to become more computer knowledgeable, and I have learned that 6 - 8 GB of Memory is ideal.
What is the difference in Quad Cores and Dual Cores? Is one better than the other for photoshop work?
What will make photoshop and related programs render and run fluidly? Does Ghz matter more or RAM? etc. etc. Do I need a gaming machine or am I looking in the wrong direction?
Sorry for all the questions, I am just confused!
I am also on a budget and want to keep things below $750 dollars.
I also have trouble with my old PC overheating since it has several attachments in at once. I would like to avoid this problem if possible. I will have the following plugged in via USB
-Backlit keyboard (2 slots)
-Camera digital photo thingy
-1 TB External HDD
-250 GB External HDD
-1 USB Hub (4 slots)
I'm so overwhelmed from reading many websites and reviews and I just don't know what I do and don't need. Some websites say that the Graphics Card doesn't matter at all and that all you need is lots of Memory, some say it does matter.
Please help this confused photoshopper.