Hardware recommendation

AT
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Allen Treuhaft
Apr 9, 2008
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Hi all,
I am going to be building a dedicated for photography computer using CS3 on Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. I am looking for suggestions on a video card and a good monitor. I can spend about $2000 for these
two items.

Thanks,

Allen
M
mesa
Apr 10, 2008
Allen Treuhaft wrote:
Hi all,
I am going to be building a dedicated for photography computer using CS3 on Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. I am looking for suggestions on a video card and a good monitor. I can spend about $2000 for these
two items.

Thanks,

Allen

And that piece of string is how long!

The Samsung 22" monitor has dropped considerably something like 50% in the last few months. Do your own pricing. around $300

Video cards you don’t need some expensive video card you can get a 512Mb card with DDR3 ram Nvidia chipset quite reasonably. Many generic brands. or Gigabyte think there up to 8800GT card series now (you don’t need the GTS model) 8800GT around $100

I would say $400 should pull that in even less.
A
Alienjones
Apr 10, 2008
Rob. wrote:
Allen Treuhaft wrote:
Hi all,
I am going to be building a dedicated for photography computer using CS3 on Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. I am looking for suggestions on a video card and a good monitor. I can spend about $2000 for these two items.

Thanks,

Allen

And that piece of string is how long!

The Samsung 22" monitor has dropped considerably something like 50% in the last few months. Do your own pricing. around $300

Video cards you don’t need some expensive video card you can get a 512Mb card with DDR3 ram Nvidia chipset quite reasonably. Many generic brands. or Gigabyte think there up to 8800GT card series now (you don’t need the GTS model) 8800GT around $100

I would say $400 should pull that in even less.

Right up to the point you began describing a video card I was right with you. And then I recalled my own experiences getting flat screen monitors to produce the dynamic range of a CRT screen.

The monitor can be coaxed close enough save for a tiny bit at the deep end but only if you have a decent graphics card and a DVI interface. I’d suggest if you really have that budget, you take a long hard look at Viewsonic’s Pro graphics range of monitors. 22" wide screen isn’t all that large by today’s needs.

I’d also encourage you to look at the 2D as opposed to 3D graphics cards. These work better with photos and more importantly, have some exceptionally true to life colour reproduction. Expect to pay around $500 for the card and never be able to play games with it. I guess that blows the $400 out the window but if you do choose a 2D card and viewsonic monitor, you won’t have a bundle left from your 2k!



from Douglas,
If my PGP key is missing, the
post is a forgery. Ignore it.

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philo
Apr 10, 2008
"Rob." wrote in message
Allen Treuhaft wrote:
Hi all,
I am going to be building a dedicated for photography computer using CS3
on
Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. I am looking for suggestions on a video card and
a
good monitor. I can spend about $2000 for these
two items.

Thanks,

Allen

And that piece of string is how long!

The Samsung 22" monitor has dropped considerably something like 50% in the last few months. Do your own pricing. around $300

Video cards you don’t need some expensive video card you can get a 512Mb card with DDR3 ram Nvidia chipset quite reasonably. Many generic brands. or Gigabyte think there up to 8800GT card series now (you don’t need the GTS model) 8800GT around $100

I would say $400 should pull that in even less.

I agree…although a good video card is of course essential for Photoshop…one does not have to go to the extremes
that gamers need…as animation support is not required.

With a $2000 budget I’d get a larger monitor than 22"

Though my 22" monitor is great…If I had to start all over again…I’d probably go for a 24"

Samsung is definately good.
FWIF:
My GF uses a Sceptre and is very happy with it
M
mesa
Apr 11, 2008
Right up to the point you began describing a video card I was right with you. And then I recalled my own experiences getting flat screen monitors to produce the dynamic range of a CRT screen.

Out of touch are we Douglas
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gowanoh
Apr 11, 2008
First of all ditch Vista 64.
Have you considered issues like printer and scanner drivers, DVD/CD authoring, color management?
The fantasy of increased available RAM is Vista 64 is outweighed by the realities of operating system instability and program/driver instability. Microsoft cannot get 32 bit Vista to fly, what resources do you think are devoted to 64 bit Vista? You may save yourself much grief if you research the very serious problems many very knowledgeable users have with Vista 64 before you decide on using it.
This post must be a flame because anyone willing to spend $2k on a graphics panel and has not researched the short list of dedicated high end graphics panels in that price range would have to be a moron to ask advice on a usenet group.
TK
Toobi-Won Kenobi
Apr 11, 2008
With a $2000 budget I’d get a larger monitor than 22"
Though my 22" monitor is great…If I had to start all over again…I’d probably go for a 24"
Get two, one landscape, the other portrait.
Or image on one, palettes on the second.

TWK
AT
Allen Treuhaft
Apr 12, 2008
dullpain,

I would agree with you if all I got was responses like yours; fortunately, I have received much good advice on these groups over the years. Obviously you haven’t tried Vista 64 SP1. I like it so far.

Allen

"dullpain" wrote in message
First of all ditch Vista 64.
Have you considered issues like printer and scanner drivers, DVD/CD authoring, color management?
The fantasy of increased available RAM is Vista 64 is outweighed by the realities of operating system instability and program/driver instability. Microsoft cannot get 32 bit Vista to fly, what resources do you think are devoted to 64 bit Vista? You may save yourself much grief if you research the very serious problems many very knowledgeable users have with Vista 64 before you decide on using it.
This post must be a flame because anyone willing to spend $2k on a graphics panel and has not researched the short list of dedicated high end graphics panels in that price range would have to be a moron to ask advice on a usenet group.
D
DP
Apr 13, 2008
Eizo ColorEdge CE240W
Around $1700 – leaves $300 for video card, should be plenty. I love my CE240W
Don

"Allen Treuhaft" wrote in message
Hi all,
I am going to be building a dedicated for photography computer using CS3 on Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. I am looking for suggestions on a video card and a good monitor. I can spend about $2000 for these
two items.

Thanks,

Allen

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