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Best choices for a multimedia artist rig?

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Anonymous
June 19, 2008 2:44:56 PM

helo everybody!

what's the best choice out of these stuffs for a multimedia artist?

LCD:
(choices)
22" LG L2252TQ-BK wide 1680x1050
22” Samsung 2253LW 1680x1050
22" Hanns-G HG216 HDMI 1680x1050
22" Viewsonic VA2226W 1680x1050

I chose 22" LG L226WTQ wide 1680x1050, it is the most expensive out of the 4 choice, based on my researched i think it is the best out of the 4 choices, i just nid some confirmation from you masterz.. =)

and for this one..

VIDEO cards choices:

PC HD3870 512ddr4 256bit dvi PCS
PC HD3850 256ddr3 256bit dvi
Inno3D 9600GT OC 512ddr3 dvi 256bit
Inno3D 8800GT 512ddr3 dvi 256bit
Inno3D 8800GT OC 512ddr3 dvi 256bit

I chose the PC HD3870 512ddr4 256bit dvi PCS out of the 5 choices.. is this right?

im on a budget guys, in case i nid to choose a 2nd option, what will you prefer guys out of these choices... ?

choices:
PC HD3650 512ddr3 128bit dvi PCS
PC HD2600XT 512ddr3 128bit =)
PC HD3650XT 512ddr3 128bit dvi PCS
Inno3D/Sparkle 7600GS 256ddr2 128bit tv-dvi
Inno3D 7600GST 128ddr3 128bit tv-dvi
Inno3D/Sparkle 8600GT 256ddr3 dvi 128bit
nno3D 8600GT 512ddr3 dvi 128bit
Inno3D 8600GTS 256ddr3 dvi 128bit

all these things will be use for multimedia apps, (Adobe photoshop, after effects, premiere, 3ds max, maya, flash) , i hope id made the right choices..
June 19, 2008 3:03:23 PM

Get a monitor with a wide gamut. 92% or higher is good. 24" will increase your productivity, I highly recommend it over 220/22" 1680x1050 res monitors. Any GPU will do, you do not need high end cards.
June 19, 2008 3:27:05 PM

Pro level - www.boxxtech.com - I've got a couple of their systems and they're best of breed (but expensive). My video editing rig is a Boxx that I bought two years ago, quad opteron (dual dual), 4gig, 1.5tb, QuadroFX... it was about $10k... these days you could match it for 3k.

Amature level - dual 1920x1200 monitors, dual quad core Intel based system, 6-8 gig of ram, and a hot graphics card (preferably one that supports using the GPU for processing because there'll certainly be rendering libraries out in the near future that will CRUSH CPU based rendering performance.

If you're going to do a lot of video then make sure you've got a fast and LARGE drive array. My last project was a 15 minute DVD quality video and with all the raw footage loaded online for quick editing it used well over 500GB of disk space. I'd recommend starting with 2tb and going from there.
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Anonymous
June 19, 2008 3:53:05 PM

wat do u mean by this "a hot graphics card (preferably one that supports using the GPU for processing because there'll certainly be rendering libraries out in the near future that will CRUSH CPU based rendering performance"????
can u give me some samples of that graphics card...?
June 19, 2008 4:56:59 PM

well they're just starting to come out... Nvidia's api is called CUDA (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-cuda-gpu,195...), and it'll let applications run parts of their processing on the graphics card. Multimedia is PARTICULARLY well suited to this sort of use... and you could potentially see order of magnitude sorts of performance improvements once the mainstream apps become CUDA aware.
June 19, 2008 7:03:26 PM

Ditch the 22" and go for a 24" non TN panel LCD.
Anonymous
June 19, 2008 7:31:03 PM

hmm,, iv got another question boss... which do u think is better for pc which is use most of the time for multimedia apps (adobe maya 3dsmax flash after effects etc).. which video card of the two is better? 8800 GT or Nvidia quadro fx 570? why is it there's no quadro fx in nvidia's site?? =c
June 19, 2008 7:38:59 PM

Quadro, duh.
June 19, 2008 9:58:08 PM

The big thing the million dollar cards give you is fast opengl support... I'm not so sure they're worth it for multimedia relative to getting a fast gaming card.

The high end gaming cards are pretty darn high performance... especially sli.
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