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Poll Results: Which Setup for CS5?

 
  • 22% (17)
    2600k with 16Gb RAM
  • 25% (19)
    2600K with 8Gb RAM
  • 5% (4)
    2500k with 16Gb RAM
  • 47% (36)
    2500k with 8Gb Ram
76 Total Votes  
post #81 of 92
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Originally Posted by esp42089 View Post
Holy smokes! Those are some nice but very expensive cameras! My dad lamented the loss of his darkroom, until he actually learned how to use photoshop. He quickly decided that digital wasn't so bad, and hasn't been in the dark room since. Amazing really, considering he can hardly navigate his way around Windows XP or do anything else on the computer.

Thanks for all the help guys!
if you think a 5d is nice then you should take a look @ my leica M9, M8.2 Safari and M6
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post #82 of 92
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From what I am reading, and the comments on here, it seems a less powerful graphics card will be the first downgrade if my parents want to lower the price.

I will pitch them the price with a gtx470, and if they want to cut cost, I will downgrade to a gts450 or even further to running the integrated graphics on the 2500k.
does 470 have any heat problems like the 480? i would get a msi twin frozr 2 560, just sayin
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post #83 of 92
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if you think a 5d is nice then you should take a look @ my leica M9, M8.2 Safari and M6
Leica M9!

By the way, you should do multiquote posts
post #84 of 92
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this is sad, comparing previous-gen CPU's to current-gen CPU's, Apples to Apples NOT Apples to Oranges In a app that takes advantage of 6 cores, my old 1090t will be the clear winner
Not actually sure if you were supporting what I was saying or if you were criticizing my post, which would make no sense seeing as what you said is exactly what I said...?

Have you decided on anything definitely OP?
post #85 of 92
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So I'm going with a 2500k, 16Gb of RAM, and a GTS450. I talked to my parents, and they want to continue using external drives to store photos, so in-computer space can be much less. I'm now thinking a C300 128Gb and a 1Tb drive. I will be using a Seasonic SS-560KM in my parents old computer case.



Looking around, I can't find any P67 m-ATX boards by Gigabyte. I'd like to stay ASUS or Gigabyte, what do you guys recommend? P8P67-M Pro maybe?
Edited by esp42089 - 3/2/11 at 7:33pm
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post #86 of 92
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Well, after reading through some info, I'm starting to think maybe going with a H67 board and running the integrated graphics on the 2500k. It has OpenGl support, dual monitor support, and up to 2560x1600 when you use displayport. So it seems to tick all the boxes, and all I have to give up is OCing the cpu, which I wasn't really planning to do anyway.

So my question: Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H or the ASUS P8H67M-Evo?

I'm trying to go as small as possible and still have 4 Dimms. Seems mATX is the best I can do.
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post #87 of 92
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Originally Posted by esp42089 View Post
Well, after reading through some info, I'm starting to think maybe going with a H67 board and running the integrated graphics on the 2500k. It has OpenGl support, dual monitor support, and up to 2560x1600 when you use displayport. So it seems to tick all the boxes, and all I have to give up is OCing the cpu, which I wasn't really planning to do anyway.

So my question: Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H or the ASUS P8H67M-Evo?

I'm trying to go as small as possible and still have 4 Dimms. Seems mATX is the best I can do.
I know this will probably get me exiled from the boards, but if they're just doing photo editing as a hobby, and just want a large IPS screen, have they considered just getting a 27" iMac?

Obviously iMacs aren't power user/professional material by any means, but you can get one for basically the same price as a u3011 alone and, for a casual user, it should have more than enough to meet their needs.

*ducks*
post #88 of 92
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That is a good suggestion. They considered it, but they paled a bit when thinking of relearning a whole different operating system; especially my dad, who is not terribly computer savvy outside of photoshop. They already bought the U3011 too, and they have an old 21" Ultrasharp, so at this point it is just getting a computer to run the 2 monitors and photoshop for them.
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post #89 of 92
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Obviously iMacs aren't power user/professional material by any means

*ducks*
iMacs or Mac pros are industry standard platforms for things like this, but I understand his parent's not wanting to switch in mid stride to a new OS.
    
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post #90 of 92
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I know this will probably get me exiled from the boards, but if they're just doing photo editing as a hobby, and just want a large IPS screen, have they considered just getting a 27" iMac?

Obviously iMacs aren't power user/professional material by any means, but you can get one for basically the same price as a u3011 alone and, for a casual user, it should have more than enough to meet their needs.

*ducks*
No it's a valid point really, as iMacs are considered industry standard, professional machines for things like this. I think it hasn't been mentioned because OP's stated that his parents aren't too computer savvy and so re-learning the OS would probably not be very ideal.
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