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After Efffects CS4, Flash, Adobe computer?

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January 7, 2010 9:23:03 PM


I want to buy a new PC with a range around $3500 for the cpu.

I will be editing video and doing alot of animations, flash programming and probably some 3d rendering.

Do I have to go for a workstation? if yes can someone point me out a good deal intel based? are dell precision workstations cheap or expensive? good or bad choice?

I was looking also highend gaming pcs with dual 1gb graphic cards and 1333mhz ram memories with alot of resources and fast processors and are alot cheaper? could this perform similar to a workstation and these apps?

Thanks very much.

January 7, 2010 10:03:40 PM

Are you only considering purchasing a new system or is building one an option? I beleive the markups on workstations are a lot higher than PCs.
January 7, 2010 10:06:28 PM

rockyjohn said:
Are you only considering purchasing a new system or is building one an option? I beleive the markups on workstations are a lot higher than PCs.

Any way, I just want to buy the correct PC and feel the difference when working, currently I have a

Core 2 duo 2.13MHZ
4GB 667
1gb Nvidia 9800gx2

So if I spend I want to feel alot better when designing rendering video and that without going to a super high budget.
January 7, 2010 11:00:44 PM

How about a workstation from CyberPower:

Configured thusly for $2,446 and sporting i7-920 (OC @ 20%), nVidia Quadra NVS420 workstation graphics card plus GTS 250 Physx card, 4 each 500 GB HD in RAID 1+0 for speed and redundancy, 12 GB of memory, Separate Blu-Ray DVD writer and speedier standard DVD writer:

Case: NZXT Whisper (Black Color) Full Steel Silent Tower Case
Power Supply Upgrade: Corsair Power Supplies [+36] (750 Watts CMPSU-750TX - Quad SLI Ready [+8])
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-920 2.66 GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366
Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]
Cooling Fan: Asetek LCLC 120 Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Extreme Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA)
Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) Asus P6T Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Mainboard Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 SATA RAID w/ eSATA,GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394a,&7.1Audio
Memory: 12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module [+263] (Corsair Dominator [+89])
Video Card: PNY NVIDIA Quadro NVS420 512MB DDR3 16X PCIe Video Card
Dedicated PHYSX Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB 16X PCI Express [+133] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Hard Drive: Extreme Performance with Data Security (RAID-0+1) with 4 Identical Hard Drives [+77] (1TB (500GBx4) SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+52])
Optical Drive: Sony 20X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive [-27] (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: Pioneer BDR-205 (Black Color) 12X Blu-Ray Writer Drive [+207]
Keyboard: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
Mouse: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

For more details or customization, see their website:

Note that I provide this as a sample of what is possible - however I am not familiar with non-gaming video cards and or their performance.