Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3
219 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 306751 12-Mar-2010 20:39
Send private message

It is the GT240, just ASUS's version of it, they like to put extra letters in front of the model for some reason.
http://www.asus.co.nz/product.aspx?P_ID=PfbeP9wWDDrFmd2N&templete=2

It seems like you're more on the right track now, graphics software should have good graphics hardware.
Your budget will dictate what card you go for, I'd stick to the gaming line, although there are dedicated CAD cards the only decent ones are likely well out of your price range.




Desktop: i7 920, GTX 275, asus P6T, antec 1200, 6gb ram, 1tb spinpoint f1, 1tb spinpoint f3, Logitech Z2300, Zero DAC, Shure SRH440
Laptop: Toshiba satellite, T5300, Go 7300
Home Theatre: 32" loewe CRT, Harmon kardon amp, dvd player, image 418 speakers, rega planar 25 turntable :)



86 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 306758 12-Mar-2010 21:12
Send private message

samwooff: It is the GT240, just ASUS's version of it, they like to put extra letters in front of the model for some reason.
http://www.asus.co.nz/product.aspx?P_ID=PfbeP9wWDDrFmd2N&templete=2

It seems like you're more on the right track now, graphics software should have good graphics hardware.
Your budget will dictate what card you go for, I'd stick to the gaming line, although there are dedicated CAD cards the only decent ones are likely well out of your price range.


Ah ok thank you :)

and thanks to everyone who posted :D You guys were a great help :D

23 posts

Geek


  Reply # 306767 12-Mar-2010 21:43
Send private message

IMO your throwing away money for a PC built solely for Photoshop. I run photoshop CS4 on my daughters 1.6ghz, 384MB ram(:D), and a 32 MB video card. Really it's not at all demanding like some people make it out to be. Loads in about 8-9 seconds and can have MANY 2000 x 2000 images open at once. If you were doing professional video editing, maybe. But this is just casual photshopping, so I wouldn't go "all out".

58 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 306857 13-Mar-2010 09:57
Send private message

It depends what you are doing in Photoshop. I am using a Mac Pro with 2x Dual Core CPUs and 8GB ram and I do get some lag when editing 200mb+ or other documents.

Mad Scientist
18465 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2343

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 306874 13-Mar-2010 12:08
Send private message

nziced: IMO your throwing away money for a PC built solely for Photoshop. I run photoshop CS4 on my daughters 1.6ghz, 384MB ram(:D), and a 32 MB video card. Really it's not at all demanding like some people make it out to be. Loads in about 8-9 seconds and can have MANY 2000 x 2000 images open at once. If you were doing professional video editing, maybe. But this is just casual photshopping, so I wouldn't go "all out".



if you're processing raw files of 21MP then i'd suggest that a pc of your spec will be frustrating to the user (will take up to half an hour to process one shot i'd say). but yes if they're casually photoshopping on low resolution highly compressed jpegs there may not be an effect on their blood pressure or pulse rate.

219 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 306934 13-Mar-2010 18:41
Send private message

Maybe you'd like to give us an indication of what sort of photoshop this is for; casual tinkering with jpegs or professional graphic design etc
You're not throwing money away by buying more expensive components but there is definitely diminishing returns in performance after a certain point.




Desktop: i7 920, GTX 275, asus P6T, antec 1200, 6gb ram, 1tb spinpoint f1, 1tb spinpoint f3, Logitech Z2300, Zero DAC, Shure SRH440
Laptop: Toshiba satellite, T5300, Go 7300
Home Theatre: 32" loewe CRT, Harmon kardon amp, dvd player, image 418 speakers, rega planar 25 turntable :)



86 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 306971 13-Mar-2010 21:42
Send private message

samwooff: Maybe you'd like to give us an indication of what sort of photoshop this is for; casual tinkering with jpegs or professional graphic design etc
You're not throwing money away by buying more expensive components but there is definitely diminishing returns in performance after a certain point.


This Desktop will be for using Photoshop cs4 Professionally. She will be editing high Res photos and creating Graphics. Lots of her time will be spent on this computer using photoshop cs4.

219 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 307231 14-Mar-2010 23:11
Send private message

animebuster:This Desktop will be for using Photoshop cs4 Professionally. She will be editing high Res photos and creating Graphics. Lots of her time will be spent on this computer using photoshop cs4.



Sweet as. You'll definitely be wanting an accurate monitor and for it to be well calibrated if it's a job for a client. Most of the build looks sweet, although ATI is cleaning up in games at the moment with their graphics cards I'm not sure if that translates to CS4 performance as well.




Desktop: i7 920, GTX 275, asus P6T, antec 1200, 6gb ram, 1tb spinpoint f1, 1tb spinpoint f3, Logitech Z2300, Zero DAC, Shure SRH440
Laptop: Toshiba satellite, T5300, Go 7300
Home Theatre: 32" loewe CRT, Harmon kardon amp, dvd player, image 418 speakers, rega planar 25 turntable :)

2078 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 498


  Reply # 307689 16-Mar-2010 09:52
Send private message

animebuster:
samwooff: Maybe you'd like to give us an indication of what sort of photoshop this is for; casual tinkering with jpegs or professional graphic design etc
You're not throwing money away by buying more expensive components but there is definitely diminishing returns in performance after a certain point.


This Desktop will be for using Photoshop cs4 Professionally. She will be editing high Res photos and creating Graphics. Lots of her time will be spent on this computer using photoshop cs4.


Look, I'm a Pro Photographer, I spend A LOT of time infront of my computer in CS4.

Get the Dell Monitor, Colour Accuracy is the most important thing to think about.  Yeah you can find a cheap monitor, but it will also be crap.  I understand you may  not want to build an expensive PC, but if she takes her job seriously, then you need to spend the money on the monitor.

180 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 307698 16-Mar-2010 10:04
Send private message

animebuster:
samwooff: Maybe you'd like to give us an indication of what sort of photoshop this is for; casual tinkering with jpegs or professional graphic design etc
You're not throwing money away by buying more expensive components but there is definitely diminishing returns in performance after a certain point.


This Desktop will be for using Photoshop cs4 Professionally. She will be editing high Res photos and creating Graphics. Lots of her time will be spent on this computer using photoshop cs4.


Actually NVidia still is king in the 2D graphics area from what I hear which is what you need for Photoshop related tasks, ATI is miles ahead on 3D graphics but that dosent help in this instance.

95 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 307783 16-Mar-2010 12:38
Send private message

I made a similar rig for a friend who uses photoshop professionally as well. (Though in his case it was an i7 8gig rig which performs very nicely indeed)

I would look at a second drive in all honesty, for redundancy, and backup of work and just general storage.

Graphics card should be fine,. check the adobe site if its a card that can be used in CS4 for gpu acceleration. (It all helps in the end) Though if the user has the ability to buy bigger, well why not. :)

Pretty much have to echo what people have said about a good monitor too, this is practically a must.

219 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 308008 16-Mar-2010 21:22
Send private message

macuser:
animebuster:
samwooff: Maybe you'd like to give us an indication of what sort of photoshop this is for; casual tinkering with jpegs or professional graphic design etc
You're not throwing money away by buying more expensive components but there is definitely diminishing returns in performance after a certain point.


This Desktop will be for using Photoshop cs4 Professionally. She will be editing high Res photos and creating Graphics. Lots of her time will be spent on this computer using photoshop cs4.


Look, I'm a Pro Photographer, I spend A LOT of time infront of my computer in CS4.

Get the Dell Monitor, Colour Accuracy is the most important thing to think about. Yeah you can find a cheap monitor, but it will also be crap. I understand you may not want to build an expensive PC, but if she takes her job seriously, then you need to spend the money on the monitor.


I agree with you that the U2410 is a good monitor and an IPS panel is almost a must buy, but you can get exactly the same panel in the HP 2475 for $200 less which is why I directed him to it.

Adobe's GPU compatibility list either is very obscure and random or just hasn't been updated in a very long time; no ATI 5xxx series cards, no new Nvidia cards apart from the GTX260. Any care to shed some light or a link to a more comprehensive list if there is one.




Desktop: i7 920, GTX 275, asus P6T, antec 1200, 6gb ram, 1tb spinpoint f1, 1tb spinpoint f3, Logitech Z2300, Zero DAC, Shure SRH440
Laptop: Toshiba satellite, T5300, Go 7300
Home Theatre: 32" loewe CRT, Harmon kardon amp, dvd player, image 418 speakers, rega planar 25 turntable :)

Mad Scientist
18465 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2343

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 309476 21-Mar-2010 00:53
Send private message

THE DELL is now $699. your wish came true or missed the boat??! (ie i hope you havent paid the full price just before they decided to discount!)



86 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 309598 21-Mar-2010 19:57
Send private message

joker97: THE DELL is now $699. your wish came true or missed the boat??! (ie i hope you havent paid the full price just before they decided to discount!)


Awesome thanks for that. We havent gotten the screen yet so thats good :D

Mad Scientist
18465 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2343

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 312270 29-Mar-2010 06:54
Send private message

hmmm - you guys raise such an interesting question: what about laptop screen? how does one know which laptop LCD/LED is good for photoshopping?

1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.