Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:45 PM
I need to get a new computer to replace my Sony VAIO Desktop. I use this as my main business computer and I need something very reliable. I am a power user who works in various media development fields. I need a machine that can easily hand everything from Graphics Video editing to audio production, Website design and management and still be able to run word processing, email, Excel and have 6 different browser windows open.
Most of the major pre-builts I see donít' seem to have the power specs I would want and the model that do are by manufacturers I have no knowledge of or experience with.
I am also unsure as to whether or not quad core is the way to go as it does not seem most apps I work with except Photoshop or Premiere takes advantage of it. Same with multi-threading.
Some things I know I need
3 gigs+ RAM
300gig+ Hard Drive
A great graphics card capable of handling 2-3 monitors
Multiple firewire and USB connections
RCA Audio ports (In and Out if possible)
I would prefer a pre-built machine rather than building it myself.
Any suggestions and help is appreciated