Requirements for good photo editing PC

  McNotts 16:40 15 Jan 2010
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I want to buy a new PC for general use(no gaming) but it must have a good spec. for photo editing using Photoshop Elements 7. What features should I look for in this PC and should I consider any of PC Advisor's current Best Buys. Could you also recommend any suitable monitors.

  User-1229748 18:52 15 Jan 2010

if you are wanting to run photoshop elements 7 i don't think it is compatible with windows 7 :o(

  OTT_B 20:26 15 Jan 2010

Photo editing is all about the processor, RAM and hard drive. It may sound counter-intuitive, but the graphics card really doesn't come into it.

What is yout budget, and does it include an operating system and monitor? What size monitor do you need?

  john bunyan 17:14 16 Jan 2010

See hclick here for CS4 - more demanding than Elements.
I suspect for W7 you may need version 8 but MS have a compatabilty tool to check.

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