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Old 11-11-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
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I am looking for either a PC/Mac to buy, and I will be doing a veriaty of thing with it:

- web design
- graphic design
- internet surfing
- gaming (Shaun White, Tom Clancy, etc)
- video editing
- uploading
- music creation?
- programing?

Anyways, right now I am thinking of:
1 TB hardrive
4-8 GB RAM
3-4 GHz processor
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB Graphics

possibly an imac or other PC

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: What PC specs will I need?

Are you looking for custom built, or pre-built?
What's you're budget?
Do you have a monitor? If so, what is the resolution?
Do you want Blu-RAY or regular DVD?
Do you want a gaming case, or a regular black one?
Do you prefer AMD or Intel?
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: What PC specs will I need?

-Doesn't matter, as long as I am not the one building it
-I have a budget of $2000 or so at the max. Preferably around the $1500 mark, I don't have much money to work with. (no job yet!)
-no monitor yet, would buy one specifically for the computer
-Don't really care at this point. Blue ray would be cool but I own mostly DVD's
-No idea. whatever.
-Would prefer Intel
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Old 11-11-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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Default Re: What PC specs will I need?

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1 TB hardrive
Should be fine, unless you're doing a heck of a lot of video editing.
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4-8 GB RAM
Again, sounds like a decent amount - but make sure you get a 64 bit OS, if you grab a 32 bit copy you'll be limiting your usage to around 3GB and wasting the rest.
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3-4 GHz processor
That really doesn't mean anything these days - we've long passed the time where CPU performance was exclusively measured by frequency! Were you thinking of something top of the range, i7 territory or a bit more budget? Dual core or quad?

As for PC or mac - please don't start that debate again!
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As for PC or mac - please don't start that debate again!
As long as no one makes any comments it should be fine lol
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Hmm built or you are building one yourself? I would suggest the xeon series they are rock solid cpu
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I am looking for either a PC/Mac to buy, and I will be doing a veriaty of thing with it:

- web design
- graphic design
- internet surfing
- gaming (Shaun White, Tom Clancy, etc)
- video editing
- uploading
- music creation?
- programing?

Anyways, right now I am thinking of:
1 TB hardrive
4-8 GB RAM
3-4 GHz processor
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB Graphics

possibly an imac or other PC

Any suggestions?
I'd suggest a Core i7 CPU with a X58 chipset.
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