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July 19, 2007 4:10:43 PM

Hi,
I am buying a new PC.The main purpose of that PC is graphics designing,using softwares like Adobe Photoshop,Adobe Freehand MX etc.

My PC specs are:
E6700,intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz,1066Mhz FSB,4MB cache
intel D965 motherboard.
Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT.
2GB (1GB*2) RAM of 667Mhz FSB
Hard disk:160GB,7200rpm Hitache.
Windws Vista(or Windows XP)--->which i choose?

The seller also suggests me that there is another intel Core 2 Duo available of 2.66Ghz ,featuring 1333Mhz FSB
Is there any 1333Mhz FSB ?


Guide me is that PC enough for graphics design.Also 1333Mhz FSB VS 1066Mhz FSB.

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July 19, 2007 6:19:26 PM

asifa1 said:
Hi,
I am buying a new PC.The main purpose of that PC is graphics designing,using softwares like Adobe Photoshop,Adobe Freehand MX etc.

My PC specs are:
E6700,intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz,1066Mhz FSB,4MB cache
intel D965 motherboard.
Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT.
2GB (1GB*2) RAM of 667Mhz FSB
Hard disk:160GB,7200rpm Hitache.
Windws Vista(or Windows XP)--->which i choose?

The seller also suggests me that there is another intel Core 2 Duo available of 2.66Ghz ,featuring 1333Mhz FSB. Is there any 1333Mhz FSB ?

Guide me is that PC enough for graphics design.Also 1333Mhz FSB VS 1066Mhz FSB.


The specs seem fine...except I would probably go with a P35 board...that will work with 1333Mhz while a 965P will not. Also, if you are using Photoshop I suspect you will need a larger hard drive...160Gb seems small. I would probably go with different RAM as well.I went with 4Gb of DDR2 800 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820145176. This is showing as 3.58Gb of RAM...perfect for Phsotoshop. I was wworking with a really large photo last night and was using 2.9Gb of RAM at the time.

How much are they charging for this? It seems as though this is an older system...or trying to sell you old equipment (65P) while talking about new technology (1333Mhz.) I could be totally wrong.
Tim
July 19, 2007 6:54:44 PM

He is charging me 834$ for it.He also said me that if u want to choose 1333Mhz bus speed processor,its motherboard is different,thanks for that information about P35 board.

I haven;t bought yet,next week i will buy.I will look into this matter about RAMs thanks again.

Intel Quad systems are much expensive,and beyond my budget range.

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July 19, 2007 7:20:16 PM

Are you planning on doing any gaming at all? If you are, the 8600GT is a terrible card for the money. They cost about $100 ... for a few more dollars, you could have something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you're not, you could probably get away with getting a motherboard with integrated video and using that. Or you could to your builder to just buy the cheapest PCIe x16 card around; they start at around $30 on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 20, 2007 6:23:21 AM

Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT is a DX10 card ,that PC is not for games,its just for image processing like Adobe Photoshop,freehandMX.


Thanks for that,i will buy after 22 ,and see about Quad prices.




And Windows Xp is better or Vista?
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July 20, 2007 1:50:17 PM

asifa1 said:
Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT is a DX10 card ,that PC is not for games,its just for image processing like Adobe Photoshop,freehandMX.

Thanks for that,i will buy after 22 ,and see about Quad prices.

And Windows Xp is better or Vista?


I'd go with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, especially if you get 4 GB of RAM. Vista has some problems still, but most of them are related to playing games and buggy drivers from nVidia and ATI and they won't affect you. There will be a service pack (SP1) later this year too. Make sure you get that one when it's available.

December 18, 2008 4:47:29 PM

Intel, it is the most popular processor to date.I think Intel Pentium4 processor with HT Technology (or) Intel Celeron processor would be good. Each of these can even handle demanding applications like 3D games, DVD authoring, and editing, as well as other applications that can strain your CPU.
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