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What is the Best Computer for Graphic Design/Adobe products?

by chriscorri1 / July 2, 2011 9:06 PM PDT

what is a good computer that i can buy for about 800 dollars that is good for graphic designing, and some Adobe After Effects -ing ? ( and photoshop -ing ....)

If i have too, im ready to build the computer myself.

the computer has to handle these programs easily if possible

system requirement for AE:



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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2011 12:43 AM PDT

Because of personal preferences there is no best. You have to pick what you feel is best for you.

But I do like those Apples.

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by chriscorri1 / July 3, 2011 1:58 AM PDT
In reply to: NONE!

Problem with the macs are that they aren't in my price range.

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How to build a PC is all over the internet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2011 5:40 AM PDT
In reply to: but....

I'm unsure how one could not find such information. And to ask what is best means that you may not know either. For example one person things nonglare screens are best, the next loathes them because you lose clarity.

It's been said that best may be to go shopping at places and see what fits your price and then, if you like the display and parts, buy it.

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I must agree with the OP.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 3, 2011 5:47 AM PDT

The idea of assembling a PC myself is only slightly less strange to me than the idea of assembling a car or a bicycle myself. I have it done in a shop.
I've always wondered why anybody would do it himself. But then, I'm not an electrical engineer like you.


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I think it's time to go shopping.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 3, 2011 5:52 AM PDT

Look at the machines one can afford and then do more research on them.

Given no limit on country or hints about preference (Glossy, antiglare) best is to go shopping.

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any that you like
by ramarc / July 3, 2011 11:36 AM PDT

adobe aftereffects isn't too taxing of an app and most PCs in that price category have at least 3 CPU cores and 4gb of ram, so just pick the PC you like. focus on a large screen and large hard drive.

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by chriscorri1 / July 3, 2011 5:04 PM PDT
In reply to: any that you like

Ok Thanks

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apple is best for graphic design

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