I'm a new member in this forum and looks like there're a lot of experts here!!!
Here's the thing though. I really need your help!
I'd like to build a new PC for my photo editing work.
Sor far my system is AMD 64 3200+ , Asus a8v deluxe, 2g Kingston 400, some old nVideo video card, etc
I really need a fast machine. Just upgraded my digital camera to Canon 5D and those raw files are huge!!!
My PC doesn't handle them anymore. I'm spending more and more time to process those endless files..
I would get 2x2GB RAM if those files are really big.
An 8600 GT or 8600 GTS would probably serve you well. They are quiet and support HD video and DirectX 10 and high resolutions. I am taking you seriously here when you say you won't play games. If you do want to play some games from time to time then an x1950pro or x1950xt would be better.
hey nice build . If you can, find a silent 8600GT and you should have no problems. You can save some money though and go with the GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L motherboard. I don't really think you need one that expensive if you aren't doing overclocking or anything of that fun stuff lol.
The more expensive versions I saw on newegg are superclocked/overclocked or have bundled games, you don't need to pay for that. The cheaper ones come from companies like Leadtek or Biostar or ChainTech and I'd pay $10 extra for eVGA. These companies may be just fine, but I just don't know...
I've got an eVGA and a BFG in my computers right now, no complaints
Yes I'm running it fine - I have Production Suite CS3 which includes photoshop,premiere,aftereffects,flash Pro, AI etc.. also got Dreamweaver CS3 - there is no problems running them and they say full compatibility on their web page with Vista