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Author Topic: What is the best PC to be used for photography  (Read 13581 times)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2009, 01:21:59 PM »
go for mac! any mac will do.
for travel and showoff your photoshoot, pp or not, Macbook/pro is the best!
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2009, 09:12:15 AM »
i agree that 8gig is overkill for photo editing, 8 gig of ram or even 16gig of ram are only used for gaming and maybe video editing. 4gig will do. memory modules are cheap these days, so i suggest for 2pcs 2gb ram to maximize you computer hardware.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2009, 03:25:44 PM »
imho, for photo and/or especially video editing, get the best specs for computer hardware that you can afford, esp. the video card... be it laptop or desktop...  :)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2009, 04:47:46 PM »
Simple lang sagot sa tanong ng TS. :) Yung budget mo magdidikta kung anong mabibili mo na computer. Kung bibili ka ng name brand hindi mo makukuha ang best specs sa budget mo. :)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2010, 09:01:58 PM »
I got an offer to swap my 400D with grip, lens and accessories with an Acer emachines d725 with the following specs: dual core 320gig hdd 2gig ram t4400 cpu. 2.2ghz. Is this a fair trade? Has anyone had any experience with this laptop? Is it good enough for efficient photo editing?

 

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2010, 09:26:49 PM »
I got an offer to swap my 400D with grip, lens and accessories with an Acer emachines d725 with the following specs: dual core 320gig hdd 2gig ram t4400 cpu. 2.2ghz. Is this a fair trade? Has anyone had any experience with this laptop? Is it good enough for efficient photo editing?

 


i think the current value of your 400D is around 20+k.  I'm not sure about the acer resale value, but from  what i see, they don't have high resale value plus you did not mention the type of video card it has.  Though photo editing rely mostly on processor speed and RAM.  From my experience, the current CS5 gobbles a lot of RAM, I have a 6gb installed and it is in the borderline of maxing out the RAM.  A high processor spec also helps a lot on rendering the photo file.
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2010, 09:35:59 PM »
I got an offer to swap my 400D with grip, lens and accessories with an Acer emachines d725 with the following specs: dual core 320gig hdd 2gig ram t4400 cpu. 2.2ghz. Is this a fair trade? Has anyone had any experience with this laptop? Is it good enough for efficient photo editing?

checking the specks online, it comes with an x3100 intel video card. now that chipset is awfully good, it pales in comparison to later chipsets such as the x4500 and so on. but it should work unless you're working with multiple 21+ megapixel images and you'll notice some slowdowns especially with later versions of PS. the resale value though of this laptop I'd say would be less than 20k (considering newer 14" laptops are 30k from neo or even acer). 2gb ram is bare minimum nowadays but ddr2 is still pretty cheap (till it's phased out that is). tell you what, maybe adding 5k on the laptop end would make a nice deal to get yourself upgraded to 4gb minimum ram. also x64 windows is a must. there are workaround to getting an x64 version of acer vista legit  ::)

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2010, 12:43:00 AM »
chop chop pc is still the best for windows based pc. go to gilmore. quadcore Q8400/Q9400 processor pwede na, Nvidia 9800 or GTX series, 500GB sata, get high end Ram yung makapal (para makaoverclock ka pa ng mataas balang araw), high wattage power supply mga 500watts and up (mas matibay kasi ndi pwersado) less than 33k tower only.

or you can go Macbook kahit ndi Pro pwede na atleast Core2. im using CS5 sa Macbook(not Pro) kaya naman, not sure kung kaya multiple pictures open sa CS5 pero kung pa isa isa kayang kaya ng mac.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2010, 01:25:40 AM »
The best PC is the most expensive one you can afford. It all boils down to 3 factors - CPU speed, RAM size, and hard drive speed. Everything else is secondary in my opinion.
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2010, 11:40:26 PM »
Anyone here who tried RAID setup? PS eats up a lot of hard disk space as virtual memory during processing. I'm currently using 3 SATA non-partitioned drives. One for OS, one for data, and another as scratch disk for PS. A whole lot better than a one drive setup with partition.  :D
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #50 on: August 24, 2010, 04:47:28 PM »
once u go mac ull never go back!!!
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #51 on: August 24, 2010, 07:50:15 PM »
Anyone here who tried RAID setup? PS eats up a lot of hard disk space as virtual memory during processing. I'm currently using 3 SATA non-partitioned drives. One for OS, one for data, and another as scratch disk for PS. A whole lot better than a one drive setup with partition.  :D

I made a Network Attached Storage (NAS) box last year from parts I purchased in HK (Atom nettop, 4 green 2tb WDs plus 1 320gb 2.5" for os) in a raid 5 config. I get about 6tb in storage (but with redundancy) and my  r/w speeds near that of an ssd at a fraction of the price.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #52 on: August 24, 2010, 08:50:50 PM »
I made a Network Attached Storage (NAS) box last year from parts I purchased in HK (Atom nettop, 4 green 2tb WDs plus 1 320gb 2.5" for os) in a raid 5 config. I get about 6tb in storage (but with redundancy) and my  r/w speeds near that of an ssd at a fraction of the price.

Nice setup. :D SSD's are still too costly these days. Are you using Gigabit LAN?
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #53 on: August 24, 2010, 09:18:03 PM »
yes, I got a gigabit switch from cdrking, encore brand though ::)

also, cat6 cables are a pain to find, especially 5m+ varieties.

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #54 on: August 24, 2010, 09:33:00 PM »
yes, I got a gigabit switch from cdrking, encore brand though ::)

also, cat6 cables are a pain to find, especially 5m+ varieties.

Thanks for the input sir. I might try to setup one for my rig.  :D
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2010, 04:12:44 PM »
go for mac! any mac will do.
for travel and showoff your photoshoot, pp or not, Macbook/pro is the best!

x2. I've been using my black 2.4c2d macbook since 2008. alive & kicking pa rin sya til now. no reason to upgrade to mbp tuloy  :D
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2010, 11:44:35 PM »
x2. I've been using my black 2.4c2d macbook since 2008. alive & kicking pa rin sya til now. no reason to upgrade to mbp tuloy  :D

wag mo na pangarapin masira :D sakit sa ulo at bulsa and mac center lalo na pag wala kang apple care.hehehe
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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2010, 10:22:37 AM »
once you go mac, you never go back. hehe

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2010, 10:31:03 AM »
the best pc for photo editing is at least a 3.2ghz cpu a 4gb of RAM and at least a dedicated video card of at least 1gb of memory...then your all set.mabilis na yun but if you like the best buy a quad core cpu, 8gb of RAM and video card with SLI for Nvidia or Crossfire for ATI yan gahit anung software pang photo editing kyang kaya! laht din ng GAMES kya and di hirap kaso mahal hehehe

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Re: What is the best PC to be used for photography
« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2010, 10:50:32 AM »
i7 clocked at 4ghz, dual gtx480 and 8gb of ram may do :)
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