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Best configuration for CS 5.5 Master Collection

by ojvest / October 27, 2011 4:43 AM PDT

I'm trying to piece together a system for running the Adobe cs 5.5
Master Collection.... Primarily Photoshop/ Illustrater / Dreamweaver but
thinking forward to the requirements of Premiere and After Effects

I don't have the money to go the Mac route, but I am being deluged with
too many terms on the pc side and don't know the difference between all
the different processors, graphic cards, motherboards, etc.. etc..

Xeon, i7, AMD/ Quadro, Radeon, Gforce

Too much conflicting and unhelpful information... even from the manufacturers.

Can someone please give me some advice as to the best system specs for running my software??

Thank You

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That collection does so much that more is needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2011 4:47 AM PDT

I can't find if you are editing video, photos or ???

Also you didn't reveal if correct color is required. I find many to spend all the money on the CPU and such but end up with terrible output because they forgot to get color calibration gear like a Pantone Huey.

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Yes to all that
by ojvest / November 8, 2011 2:02 AM PST

The answer to all those questions would be yes...

I am buying the master collection because it has and I use,, Photoshop, Illustrator, reamweaver, InDesign, Premier, After Effects.. plus all the other stuff that comes with it....

Like I said in the post primarily Photoshop/Illustrator etc (so pictures) but also Premiere/After Effects (so video)

and of course anyone using any of those will be concerned with color....

thank you

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Now that we know correct color is mandated.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2011 8:50 AM PST
In reply to: Yes to all that

We look at what display we have then go get a Pantone Huey (or one of the other models.)

As to the "best" then there is none since there is a limit to the budget. I'd lead off with the OK i3, 4GB machine and move up to some 8GB i7 machine until I hit the budget.

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