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If she's serious about graphic design as a career you really should be starting with the monitor and spending a decent chunk of the budget on a good 24-27 inch ips monitor. Also a good monitor will far outlive the usefulness of the computer itself.
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If she's serious about graphic design as a career you really should be starting with the monitor and spending a decent chunk of the budget on a good 24-27 inch ips monitor. Also a good monitor will far outlive the usefulness of the computer itself.

Yeah, but it's just a class at the moment. I suggested a 27 inch as i said earlier but she's fine with a 24. If she gets really serious i'll be able to get her hold of a better monitor. This is just for now i suppose, it's also for the odd game and facebook, etc and general music stuff.

You're right though! I'm keeping my screen for a while, or at least untill people are like "Pfft, full HD back in 2010".
 
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If she's serious about graphic design as a career you really should be starting with the monitor and spending a decent chunk of the budget on a good 24-27 inch ips monitor. Also a good monitor will far outlive the usefulness of the computer itself.

Agreed!thumb.gif

Or a (budget) 23" IPS monitor :

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-PA238Q-23-Inch-Monitor-Blank/dp/B005FM6DR2

http://www.amazon.com/UltraSharp-U2312HM-LED-LCD-Monitor/dp/B005HIJXVC

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ML239H-23-Inch-Monitor-Black/dp/B004R5SLJG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2
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Can't buy from Amazon wink.gif
Australia only, which limits the monitors greatly! redface.gif
The only IPS panels' i can get are AOC ($185 AUD), LG ($195 AUD).
I could get a Dell, but it's a lot of hassle. I'd rather just get it all from the same site, seeing as it's not for me.

At the moment i'm thinking of skipping the IPS panel idea. I understand it's what is ideally wanted for Photoshop, but i'm afraid we don't live in an ideal world! The two monitors that are IPS are more then the 24 inch monitors. (albeit only a few dollars). But i think a general monitor would be fine as it's not JUST for photoshop! wink.gif
 
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My shirt already does that so i don't see why i should need to get a monitor for it.. rolleyes.gif


a little extra never hurt any1 :p

 

anyway here are some general use monitors.

http://www.justmonitors.com.au/fpgl2440hm.htm

 

http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-samsung-s24a350h-price-321671.html

 

http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-samsung-t22a350-price-330469.html

 

http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-lg-ips236v-pn-price-312870.html

 

they should be good for starters in photoshop/graphic design in general and also for some light gaming and movies.

 

 

and just so that evry1 knows what kind of monitors are recommended for graphic design,EIZO make the best monitors in the world!

some day i hope i will be able to afford it.

http://www.eizo.com/global/products/coloredge/index.html#tab01

a studio where i did an internship had these.nothing comes close!

 

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a little extra never hurt any1 tongue.gif

anyway here are some general use monitors.
http://www.justmonitors.com.au/fpgl2440hm.htm

http://www.shopbot.com.au/pp-samsung-s24a350h-price-321671.html

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they should be good for starters in photoshop/graphic design in general and also for some light gaming and movies.


and just so that evry1 knows what kind of monitors are recommended for graphic design,EIZO make the best monitors in the world!
some day i hope i will be able to afford it.
http://www.eizo.com/global/products/coloredge/index.html#tab01
a studio where i did an internship had these.nothing comes close!

Lol nice monitors there, i'm afraid the site i'm ordering from i can't get any of them.. They used to stock the 2440M, but they only have the 2450M now! rolleyes.gif

Anyway, i'll just stick to a generic Asus monitor as it's just a load easier!

Anyway, i've decided to stick to a blue theme (as this is for a girl that liked the 690 II more then the HAF 922 'cause it's blue!)

Going to find a Gigabyte/Asus board that is Blue? (I know there will be a Gigabyte one).

Looking at blue memory, which is better? this, this or this. I was looking at the Kingstons with the massive heat spreaders as it looks cool! tongue.gif

I'm considering even getting some blue fans and taking the ones that come in it! tongue.gif
But a blue cathode is over the top yes?
 
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Lol nice monitors there, i'm afraid the site i'm ordering from i can't get any of them.. They used to stock the 2440M, but they only have the 2450M now! rolleyes.gif
Anyway, i'll just stick to a generic Asus monitor as it's just a load easier!
Anyway, i've decided to stick to a blue theme (as this is for a girl that liked the 690 II more then the HAF 922 'cause it's blue!)
Going to find a Gigabyte/Asus board that is Blue? (I know there will be a Gigabyte one).
Looking at blue memory, which is better? this, this or this. I was looking at the Kingstons with the massive heat spreaders as it looks cool! tongue.gif
I'm considering even getting some blue fans and taking the ones that come in it! tongue.gif
But a blue cathode is over the top yes?

I would probably go for the Corsair Vengeance RAM, I have 16gb of the same stuff just with the low profile version, they run great. As for the cold cathodes, Id skip on them, when I first bought my rig I bought some red ones but not long after I removed them because to me, it made the computer look cheap, idk maybe that's just me.

Edit: Most of the 1155 Asus boards are blue, so you shouldnt have a hard time finding a blue board.
Edited by ZachOlauson - 1/22/12 at 8:39pm
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I would probably go for the Corsair Vengeance RAM, I have 16gb of the same stuff just with the low profile version, they run great. As for the cold cathodes, Id skip on them, when I first bought my rig I bought some red ones but not long after I removed them because to me, it made the computer look cheap, idk maybe that's just me.
Edit: Most of the 1155 Asus boards are blue, so you shouldnt have a hard time finding a blue board.

Yeah, that's what i was thinking about the Blue boards after i'd looked around more! tongue.gif

You really think i should skip the cathodes? I was going to do it to my own PC.. Just with red, i guess you're probably right though. It's a waste of $25 anyway..
Overkill with the red fans anyway! tongue.gif

EDIT: Yes, i was thinking Corsair as I've heard their warranty's good? I'll look into it before i buy however.
 
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Half of your budget should go towards a quality monitor, I don't know how much did TN panels improve but I can't imagine ever doing anything graphic related on a low quality panel.

The difference is really huge; first thing my brother asked when he saw my ZR24w (one of the cheaper 24" IPS, mind you) is "why everything looks so much better".
My girlfriend uses Photoshop a lot and she'd always come over to my table to check how photos she works on look on a decent monitor, sometimes she'd find out there are things she could never see on cheaper panel such as feint yellow outlines etc.

Even tho your friend is only just learning PS, once she starts using it more "professionally" this basic ASUS TN monitor will have to be replaced immediately.
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