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My brother's girlfriend recently started a graphic design company; her current PC can't keep up with the workload so she's looking to buy a new system.

She'll be using a lot of Photoshop and other Adobe products, quite possibly at the same time.

Would these specs serve her well?



System features

Operating system installed
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64

Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-2600

Chipset
Intel H61

Memory
8 GB DDR3

Internal drive
1 TB SATA (7200 rpm)

Optical drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner

Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 (2 GB dedicated)

$920 or so. I know we could build a better machine for that amount of money, but she wants a prebuilt and I think this is a pretty good deal.

edit: apparently it's a horrible deal. lolme.
Edited by basenne - 12/15/11 at 9:56pm
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post #2 of 16
convince her otherwise.
 
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post #3 of 16
Convince her to let you build one.
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post #4 of 16
Convince her of all the things above.
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post #5 of 16
take the money and build her one! she'll not know it. O_o

or.. take all the above advices.. ALL. including post #4. biggrin.gif
   
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pseudonymous View Post

convince her to have sex with you.

Convince his brothers gf to have sex him?

Umm weird

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post #7 of 16
Yeah, that cost is way too high to be justifiable. Sweeten the deal, paint the case.
post #8 of 16
that's just the box? o_O
920$ for that is a horrible deal...

build her one in a low key case like the Core 1000, Antec 300, or maybe even something non-branded like a Rosewill, and put one of these Asus Optical Drives in it.
then tell her it's an Asus tongue.gif !

or, you know... you could just "convince" her to erm... *cough* let you make use of your handiwork.
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post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'd love to build her one, but my brother wants to buy it at a B&M because he's just... boring like that.

I'm getting the feeling that this isn't a very good deal; do any of you have any suggestions for alternatives that aren't custom builds?

Preferably something he can get at Fry's in the same price range?
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WD Caviar Black 1tb Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ Corsair tx750 
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pseudonymous View Post

convince her to have sex with you.
Yeah, because that makes sense....
Quote:
Originally Posted by basenne View Post

I'd love to build her one, but my brother wants to buy it at a B&M because he's just... boring like that.
I'm getting the feeling that this isn't a very good deal; do any of you have any suggestions for alternatives that aren't custom builds?
Preferably something he can get at Fry's in the same price range?

I guess you could just get a Dell or something and put a better graphics card in it and save a little that way. Seriously though, she can probably get better customer support from you than she can from Dell or any other company and even if you don't know the answer you can always come here thumb.gif
    
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