BRFCIDB 21:17 22 Sep 2006

I am going to buy a new PC tomorrow,as I have given my old one to by son. Please could you advise on best spec for £700 incl monitor.

Is a shared graphics card ok and is DVI essential



  User-312386 22:17 22 Sep 2006

where are you going to go to buy?

A shared graphics card is not ok for photshop

Can you not wait and buy online?

  hssutton 23:43 22 Sep 2006

I have an Athlon 2400 with 2Gb ram (not shared)This runs PS CS2 perfectly ok. However it's a little tardy when running the Adobe "Lightroom" beta.

Adobe recommend 384Mb ram, but take it from me if you edit large files using layers, then 1Gb is not enough.

Also you need to consider a decent monitor. I know of several photoshoppers that use the Dell UltraSharp™ 2007WFP 20.1" Widescreen LCD @ £303.27 and are highly delighted with the performance.

I use the Formac Gallery Xtreme 2010 20.1" TFT 8ms 700:1 (1600x1200) (DVI) Monitor. A little dearer but again an excellent monitor for image editing £328

  jon2 10:39 23 Sep 2006

Photoshop needs every thing you can aford and a bit more, don't skimp, it will be worth it

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