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Hard drive and processor speed

Posted 04 April 2002 - 09:08 AM

Say I wanted to run Flash MX, Photoshop 7, Freehand, Illustrator, Cubase, Sound Forge, Acid, Fireworks, and a host of other music software and such.   What kind of computer would you suggest--I want top performance.  For example, (80GB 1.8GHz should be more than plenty.)

What do you use?

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Re: Hard drive and processor speed

Posted 04 April 2002 - 09:22 AM

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(80GB 1.8GHz should be more than plenty.)

What do you use?

That should be well enough, though if you want true design power, focus on the memory. More=Better. You also may want to consider the graphics card and it's mem. The more intense, probably more for video than flat design, the more speed I'd suggest.

Could always go for a top end G4. :wink:

As far as what I use, check this thread for stats. I don't do high end graphics and motion, I mainly use DreamWeaver and FireWorks... More of a money issue really. :wink:

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Re: Hard drive and processor speed

Posted 04 April 2002 - 10:07 AM

The Computer you suggested will work fine.  I have a Dual proc. G4 800, with 55 gigs storage and I run all those programs fine.
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Re: Hard drive and processor speed

Posted 04 April 2002 - 12:00 PM

if you have or/and are willing to spend the money , go for the big fish ! if you want a nice powerful computer but are looking to go cheap , try http://www.pricewatch.com or http://www.compgeeks.com for some great prices on computer stuff , for a suggestion on what you should get for processing power its really up to you , if you think you will need a 1.8 ghz machine , get it , but for most applacations 700 mhz would work fine , i would suggest like 1.2 ghz to run the most current games and design programs but if you are planing to make this computer somewhat top of the line for years to come , get a more powerful computer , Are you looking into Macs or Pcs ?
also what slash suggested , you can never have too much ram , and a good Gfx card will make things run even more smoothly
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Re: Hard drive and processor speed

Posted 04 April 2002 - 01:46 PM

The Neoracle--How is that dual processor working for you?  That would be brilliant.  Not going to be able to afford that though.

SlashRaid--I really don't care which kind of system I have, as long as it is capable of driving from here to there.  It's like a car, both systems have top of the line products, as long as it will take me to destinations--right on.  I'll probably buy a PC.

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Posted 11 April 2002 - 06:31 AM

Man,  a 1.8 is more than enough for that stuff.  If you aren't running any 3-D programs, you could easily survive on a 900mhz.
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Re: Hard drive and processor speed

Posted 12 April 2002 - 08:02 AM

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Quote: from madcat on 10:08 am on April 4, 2002
80GB 1.8GHz should be more than plenty.
What do you use?

that. exactly.

It runs everything top-notch. Build an athelon system, cheaper.

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