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Akatzmarkphotography 6:57pm, 28 January 2009
I am upgrading my camera and i am going to need something more powerful. I know nothing about Mbs RAM, and whatever else computers have and need. What are some minimums I should be looking for? I would like to keep it under 700$ if possible and i dont need a moniter.

PC please

TIA
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
I was just up at best buy and I was amazed at the computer you can buy for $700. I think it had 8GB Ram, 750 GB Hard Drive, quad core processor, etc. I certainly recommend getting one with an AMD processor (just my personal preference). Get as much RAM as you can get too! I highly recommend purchasing an external hard drive too.
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Akatzmarkphotography 9 years ago
I have an external
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FYI, make sure your 32 bit software applications will run on a 64bit system before you buy one.
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Akatzmarkphotography 9 years ago
whats that mean?
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I am not sure how to explain it, Let me think about it.
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maxcaven 9 years ago
Don't all 32 bit programs work under 64 bit? My photoshop works fine on my 64 vista. I thought it just meant you can't use your processor to it's full potential.
Noreeyay 9 years ago
Best Buy is the devil...newegg!
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duluthiscool Posted 9 years ago. Edited by duluthiscool (admin) 9 years ago
Why 64 bit? Access to monster amounts of memory... imaging software cannot get enough. Far more than can be addressed in a 32 bit operating system. What does that mean? It means that you can never have enough memory... and a 64 bit hardware/operating system combo, under the proper set of circumstances... is grand.

However... depending upon your level of expertise... it may be too early to adopt this type of system, as it is a bit of the cutting edge for consumer applications such as photoshop or similar. If you replace you PCs every three years... you might be better off NOT going with a 64 bit OS. In fact, unless you know what you are doing, or have a ready expert that works for free... I would NOT recommend a 64 bit OS for you at this time. And in three years, you would be better off re-purchasing completely new.

*Most* 32bit programs run 64bit Windows... but not all. Not only do you not take full advantage of the native 64bit system, and the access to extended memory... you actually take a performance hit (known as thunk-ing).

There are 64 bit native versions of Photoshop shipping now... but MOST applications do not have native 64 bit versions available at this time. You can read more about this exciting bit of nerddom here:

blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2008/04/photoshop_lr_64.html

Oh. And if you speak MAC... good luck holding your breath.
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Akatzmarkphotography 9 years ago
Well smack me and call me confused. All i care is that lightroom and photoshop work on it.
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Akatzmarkphotography 9 years ago
Anyone wanna go shopping with me?
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
I'll certainly spend your money! ....on Newegg that is. You really can't go wrong with any new computer nowadays unless your really into hardcore gaming or video editing.
enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
If you want the best...build your own. Computers preassembled and sold in stores are pretty shi**y compared to what you can build.
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Check out dell outlet/Scratch and Dent

You can get some nice machines for less than $700

outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnlineSales/topics/global.aspx/arb/...
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HBRstudios 9 years ago
www.nanosys1.com -- General Nanosystems in the 'Cities will build to your specs.
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maxcaven 9 years ago
I bought a dual core barebones dell rig of eBay for 100 bucks threw a few gigs of ram in it, and a video card. Best 250 bucks I spent in a while.
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