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what computer are u using?

View Poll Results: what computer do you use (I mean how powerful)pc or mac it doesn't matter
single procesor 2Ghz 1gb of ram or lessor system 4 20.00%
single processor 2ghz and more then 1Gb of ram 0 0%
single processor greater then 2Ghz and less then 2gb of ram 6 30.00%
single processor greater then 2Ghz and more then 2gb of ram 1 5.00%
single processor and greater then 3ghz 1 5.00%
dual core processor 2Ghz and more then 2Gb of ram 2 10.00%
dual core processor 2.4Ghz and more then 2Gb of ram 3 15.00%
dual core and dual processor greater then 2.4Ghz and more then 4gb of ram 1 5.00%
other 1 5.00%
not interested - show me the result 1 5.00%
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:40 AM
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what computer are u using?

Hi guys,

I am interested in what computer you are using, what specs it has and more importantly how do you feel this computer performs for you.

Are you happy with it for what you do, and what do you do mostly

I guess the more information about the system and what you do to tax it would be great


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Old 09-09-2006, 01:48 AM
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I have a PowerMac G5 (recently replaced by the Mac Pro) Dual Core 2.3Ghz with 4 gigs of ram. I primarily do video work and motion graphics which really puts it to the test. Photoshop also taxes it depending on how much I'm doing with filters and how much it has to render. Usually with 4gb ram, it's no issue, except for unrendered real time playback in Motion 2.

Works great, I've heard the Rosetta technology built in to the new Intel macs make them useless when working hard core with Final Cut Studio or Adobe CS.

Just my 2Cents
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:15 AM
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PowerMac G5 with 2.5gigs ram. I've been very pleased with the performance. I do a lot of CS2 work (prepress) and my G5 runs about 18 hours a day with no glitches.

I'm gonna give Apple and Adobe a year or so to shake out all the software on the Intel machines (and get Leopard bugs worked out) before upgrading. I usually don't upgrade OS until version X.3 or .4.
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Old 09-09-2006, 03:02 PM
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20 inch 2GHz Core Duo iMac, 2GB RAM. Using Photoshop 7. Haven't noticed any excessive sluggishness running PShop under Rosetta (it's sure a lot faster than my 800 MHz TiBook), though if I were making a living doing restorations I might feel differently, and when UB CS3 comes out I'll upgrade.
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Old 09-15-2006, 12:04 PM
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Guess I'm the only pc user around here

2.4Ghz 64b Athlon and 1Gb RAM
19" CTX CRT (hate LCDs) and CS2
and Wacom Graphire3 (A5), which is the most important
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:33 PM
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Nope, I'm a PC person too (though my first real computer that I learned on was a Macintosh when I was in middle school - I remember when we thought 5 MB was a huge hard drive).

Anyhoo, here are my stats...

3.2 GHZ, 1 MB of Ram
20" High Def Monitor
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Old 09-25-2006, 11:14 PM
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Re: what computer are u using?

Another PC dude here!

Intel's new Core Duo 6400, OC'ed to 3.1ghz with 2GB RAM, 150 GB primary drive for OS and program files; RAID 1 via 2x 300 gb drive for daily work storage for clients; 1 terabyte of drives networked for backup. I'm lazy in some ways that I find backing up onto double layer DVDs a pain.... gotta get into the habit of burning discs.

Display wise, I'm currenty viewing my stuff on an ol' LaCie 19" ElectronIV Blue. Probably upgrading to a 30" Apple cinema display in the coming weeks/months.

My main business is commercial photography and print concept/design. Normally have Photoshop, Capture One Pro, QuarkXpress or InDesign (depending on project/client), and some web tools such as Dreamweaver and Flash running.

Might hop over to Mac as I'm really fed up with Windows and the daily security updates, and all malware/viruses around. Before being a photographer/designer I was a web developer building front/backends on Windows servers..... hence always used to that OS

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Old 09-26-2006, 03:45 AM
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Re: what computer are u using?

yeap, I'm PC lover too...
Intel P4 3.2 dualcore, i945 PCI - GLI, 4 GB ram, 1 x160 GB SATA 2 HDD,
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