I have a system being built for me to use for my business. My current Dell Vostro (yeah I know, funny) locks up on me daily and I waste a lot of time reentering lost info and rebooting. I need a computer that will run a lot of large programs all at one time, it needs to be fast, and the graphics need to look as true to color as possible. Some of the programs that I have open and running at any given time are Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, QuickBooks, Outlook, promotional products industry search engine, 1.5 million clip art graphics and photographs, etc., etc... This computer will be used often for graphic design.
I'd like to get some feedback on the components that my IT guy picked out. Oh, and FYI, I think my husband is the reason for the Blu-ray burner being added to the list...lol. That was his contribution.
I'd appreciate all the advice I can get!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: right now--one hour
BUDGET RANGE: up to $1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: graphic design
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, unless you have another suggestion
OVERCLOCKING: don't know what this means... SLI OR CROSSFIRE: don't know what this means either
MONITOR: any suggestions on brand or do you know of a current good deal somewhere? minimum of 24", 1920x1080, LCD, HDMI, 1080p,
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: looking for fast, fast and fast. very good graphics.
THIS IS WHAT MY IT GUY WANT ME TO PURCHASE:
ASUS M4A79 Deluxe AM3/AM2 /AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4 GHx 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor
For Graphics Design, color accuracy is generally important and for that, budget allowing, you will want a IPS or S-PVA panel. Unfortunately, the entry point there is $450 .... look for deals on the Lenovo L220x, DEll 2408WFP and Dell U2410.
Otherwise grab one of the Asus 1920 x 1200 models (24") on newegg
As fr the rest, $1500 can get you a lot more PC.....I'd suggest looking at some of these for some ideas.