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    Red face A new PC for Graphics

    Hi guys. I would like to build a new PC. I'd say I work a lot on 2D graphics- photo editing and some ps /illustrator graphics. I also work on video editing and my current PC is taking me a long time to render some effect. I was trying to do the searching and building all by myself, but after looking at some components, I felt I'm out of my PC hardware depth. So I need your help.

    Below are the software I run frequently

    Adobe PS,
    Adobe After Effect,
    Adobe Premier pro
    Flash
    some video players
    Nikon neff viewer
    Picasa
    Skype
    chrome (actually all browsers to test my web designs)
    word, excel
    some video converting software and DVD burner,
    and itune
    ah and of course utorrent

    i don't do much 3D work, not much gaming either on my PC. But I will defo get the Diablo III when it's out next year.
    So what do you guys recommend? I have a budget of £700-£800.

    Please offer me some advice/specs.

    Many many thanks!

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Wait for Sandy Bridge (Intel i5 2400/2500 for eg.) in the new year - it will contain specific acceleration for many of these tasks.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/t...ins-in-a-row/8

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Wait for Sandy Bridge (Intel i5 2400/2500 for eg.) in the new year - it will contain specific acceleration for many of these tasks.
    but when it's new, the price will be quite high, won't it? plus the VAT increase...

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by manchurio View Post
    but when it's new, the price will be quite high, won't it? plus the VAT increase...
    The CPUs are being priced surprisingly low actually, it's just the motherboards that are a little uncertain - hopefully the vast competition should drive prices down pretty quickly. VAT increase is only another 2.5pc of the pre-vat price - we get way more variation than that just in currency fluctuations, and if the PC is for business use...

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    The CPUs are being priced surprisingly low actually, it's just the motherboards that are a little uncertain - hopefully the vast competition should drive prices down pretty quickly. VAT increase is only another 2.5pc of the pre-vat price - we get way more variation than that just in currency fluctuations, and if the PC is for business use...
    makes sense. worth waiting then. thanks for advice , but what about all other parts I will need? shall I ask again next year?

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by manchurio View Post
    makes sense. worth waiting then. thanks for advice , but what about all other parts I will need? shall I ask again next year?
    Yup, we need to wait for the motherboards, and there's no point pricing anything else up as the situation will have changed by the time you come to put it together.

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Vat is increasing from 15% to 20% so if you buy something for £200 at VAT 15%, it will only cost an extra £8.70 @ 20%
    Last edited by nibbler; 15-12-2010 at 07:30 PM.
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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    15% ?

    Edit: At least something to go off: http://www.kikatek.com/product_info....source=froogle
    Last edited by Terbinator; 15-12-2010 at 07:06 PM.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    VAT is 15% atm?
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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    VAT is 15% atm?
    The standard rate of VAT was temporarily reduced to 15 per cent on 1 December 2008 and it returned to 17.5 per cent on 1 January 2010.
    http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/forms-rat...te-changes.htm
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Oh right, fair dos I forgot that, in which case it's more like £3 increase at £150.
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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    However on the flip side you can also hunt out some xmass deals as many places are lowering their prices trying to grab as much trade as possible.

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    thanks guys for your replies!

    I guess I will wait till Jan then.

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by manchurio View Post
    but when it's new, the price will be quite high, won't it? plus the VAT increase...
    4th of Jan 2011

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Yup, we need to wait for the motherboards, and there's no point pricing anything else up as the situation will have changed by the time you come to put it together.
    Surely you would also look at whether the mainboard allows for future upgrade, eg amd am3?

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    Re: A new PC for Graphics

    hi guys! Finally it's Jan and the sand bridge is out. Anyone could help now, please?:-)

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