I am looking for a new pre-built system (preferably from Newegg.com) to run Adobe Creative Suite at a decent speed. I spend a lot of time editing photos as I am a photographer and need a system that will convert large quantities of image files quickly. Decent storage is desirable but I have several external HDs so not mandatory. I want it to be capable of running 3 monitors at once (minimum 2, which any machine can do). Looking to spend $600-$700 on machine only. Prefered brand is CyberPower since they do not pre-fill your hard drives with crap-ad software. Any advice would be great. Thanks!
I was wondering about the processors- Overall the Phenom 965 has a higher benchmark than the 630 but when you do a side by side comparison the 630 runs Adobe applications better - or I may just be reading the chart wrong. Any advice since my new machine will be dedicated to photo processing?
Also, does the amt of RAM make a big difference? I was looking at this machine too:
I know the video card is crap but I am not sure about the 925 processor as I cant find how it benchmarks on the charts. Is the 8 GIG of RAM a good trade for the video? Remember, Adobe, not games. I already have my gaming machine.
8GB RAM is useful and so is a fast HDD. But I think I'd rather have a 3.4Ghz CPU and 4GB RAM than a 2.8Ghz CPU and 8GB RAM. And you can easily add more RAM later. A CPU upgrade isn't quite so easy, and you have to toss 1 CPU out of the system entirely.