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06-11-10, 12:34 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
I have just had mine built about 4 months ago. Here is what I had put into it and it works fine for me. I chose to go 32 bit by the way as I am also not into gaming and the extra RAM above max of 4 would not make much difference to my amateur photographic workflow.
If you are getting into video you will certainly need 64 bit and as much RAM as you can afford. But here is my configuration anyway:
PC case: ANTEC Three Hundred midi.
Processor: Intel(R) TM i3 CPU (I don't use the built in graphics as it takes up too much RAM.
Graphics card: Radeon HD5450
Installed RAM: 4 gig (3.50 useable)
H/D WD 500 gig.
DVD RW AD5240S ATA Device
OS: Windows 7 pro
Total cost including pro build was a few quid short of £700
External hd's are both WD 1 500 gig and the other 325 gig and I will be adding a 1TB external hd very soon to compensate for the higher mp's of my new 5dMKII.
My screen I have had for two years and is an HP w2207 wide screen monitor which is superb for photo editing.
This all works well for my type of photography but would probably be too slow for gaming. Hope it helps.
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