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Phadrea

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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2013, 04:13 »
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Would this be a good choice for music editing too ?

http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/-b-NEW...30-93p1636.htm


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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2013, 06:26 »
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Would this be a good choice for music editing too ?

http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/-b-NEW...30-93p1636.htm


Don't know but my Nvida Quadro 4000 card alone cost more than this :)  I have 2 x Dell Workstations. Should anything fail (its rare but can happen) a Dell Service Engineer is at your door within 24 hours. Every now and then they do amazing discounts on their Workstations. Its worth checking out if you want power and peace of mind.

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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2013, 06:44 »
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Would this be a good choice for music editing too ?

Get a Mac mate, the vast majority of graphics pros use them. I have been in a lot of design studios, and I can think of only 1 that uses PC's.

« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2013, 07:04 »
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Would this be a good choice for music editing too ?

Get a Mac mate, the vast majority of graphics pros use them. I have been in a lot of design studios, and I can think of only 1 that uses PC's.

What sort of Mac can you buy for the OP's budget of 400?

Phadrea

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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2013, 07:27 »
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A mac is Megga money so  out of the question. I am willing to stretch to 500 if needed. All I need to know is if this PC is good for what I want or similar. I have lightroom 4 I am waiting to get stuck into but I can't because I have XP :-(

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« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2013, 07:35 »
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Would this be a good choice for music editing too ?

Get a Mac mate, the vast majority of graphics pros use them. I have been in a lot of design studios, and I can think of only 1 that uses PC's.

What sort of Mac can you buy for the OP's budget of 400?

Oh, 400 quid. Well there's that saying "Poor people always pay twice"  It's taken me half a life time to appreciate how true that is :)

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« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2013, 07:39 »
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Yep, "buy cheap, buy twice" is a good thing to remember.

Phadrea

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« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2013, 10:45 »
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I have just had this quote back from Dino PC: Should I go for it ?


QTY SKU Description Price
1 geth3470 Mass Effect i5 3470 499.00
C ustomizations:
C PU: NEW! Intel C ore i5 3570 (2093) 17.90
C PU C ooler: Xigmatek Loki SDS963 (3015) 17.99
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (11014)
Motherboard: NEW! Asus P8B75-M LX (4154) 7.40
RAM: 16GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x8GB) (5052) 54.90
Hard Drive: 500GB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s (6027) Included
Additional Storage: 2TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s (6029) 71.09
Optical Drive: 22x DVDRW DL S-ATA (7003) Included
Graphics card: NEW! NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1GB (8086) Included
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio (10001) Included
C ase: Xigmatek Asgard (17024) Included
PSU: NEW! 450W C orsair VS (18045) Included
Warranty: 3 Year SureC are Warranty (sc-1) Included
Total: 668.28

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« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2013, 10:53 »
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A mac is Megga money so  out of the question. I am willing to stretch to 500 if needed.

You can buy a Mac mini new in the UK for 499 GBP. Perfectly fine for running LR on. You do not need a good graphics cards for image editing.

Later on you can easily upgrade it to 16GB using aftermarket memory. And it will hold its used value much better than any non Apple computer.

Phadrea

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« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2013, 11:14 »
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Unfortunately I have already bought the lightroom 4 cd for PC. :-\

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« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2013, 11:55 »
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Unfortunately I have already bought the lightroom 4 cd for PC. :-\

On my Lightroom 4 box it says both Windows and Mac OS (Just saying, not that I'm trying to suggest to buy one or another)
« Last Edit: April 08, 2013, 11:57 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

Phadrea

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« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2013, 12:34 »
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I have looked into the mini Mac and you would be spending far more on cables, software etc than a PC of equivalent power.

« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2013, 05:15 »
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Here's some better reviews of Ebuyer, more like my experience with them.
http://www.reevoo.com/retailer/557-ebuyer


 

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