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jonesy

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New computer
« on: February 29, 2016, 05:06:57 am »
I am about to push the go button on a new computer. (Hubby found an online retailer who will build to order)

This is what he has spec'd.

i7 quad core CPU (4kHz) the fastest there is.
Reasonable compatible mother board
At least 16 meg of fast memory.
A 240 gig SSD
A 2 terra HDD
A 2 gig reasonable graphics card.
Extra CPU cooler
DVD drive.
NO software

Is this enough for processing photos from my rather large Mp camera (and be future-proof for a while)... where is it lacking, and what other suggestions of stuff we have missed. I plan on using a 24"HD TV and a 19inch monitor which we already own, and dual boot win7 and Ubuntu.  Its not really going to be used fro much else other than photo-editing, certainly not gaming as the kids have their own computers for that.

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: New computer
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 07:57:25 am »
That is WAY overkill for simply editing photos. I will say drop Windows 7 and just go Windows 10. Microsoft stopped mainstream support for 7 in the beginning of 2015.

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Re: New computer
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 08:36:50 am »
Camera is a 36mp camera and each jpg comes out at 18-26Mb, but the RAW files are much bigger.

I had an i5 laptop with plenty of memory and hard drive space, but soon outgrew that.

Win7 is the preferred software as we have a network licence spare, and all the computers on our home network run on it.
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Re: New computer
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 08:53:28 am »
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A 2 gig reasonable graphics card.
I'm still on fence as to whether or not you need one of those. My onboard graphics works pretty well. Why don't you send me some raw files and let me process them for ya.
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Re: New computer
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 09:04:03 am »
Thanks Mark, I'll see what I can do/find.
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Re: New computer
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 09:08:10 am »
Stick'em on dropbox. :)
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Re: New computer
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 09:42:18 am »
Before pulling the trigger, check today's Ars Technica article on Intel CPU codes,  not all i7s are equal....

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/02/pentium-core-i5-core-i7-making-sense-of-intels-convoluted-cpu-lineup/
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Re: New computer
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 09:56:05 am »
Before pulling the trigger, check today's Ars Technica article on Intel CPU codes,  not all i7s are equal....

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/02/pentium-core-i5-core-i7-making-sense-of-intels-convoluted-cpu-lineup/
Thanks, I will point my hubby to that
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