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    New PC for dreamweaver and brochure making spec advice

    A friend has asked me to build them a pc. They don't game, they use it for their hobby making websites in Dreamweaver and they are starting to dabble in brochures etc now too.

    He would like 2 screens to make working easier and that is what I have to go on.

    I would appreciate feedback for a ground up new build , with your suggestions for all the components.

    Tips on backup options ie would you do an image of the install once complete then use dropbox for files ?
    Budget is to be decided, it wont be bargain basement but not £1000 either

    Case

    CPU

    Motherboard

    Hard Drive

    Optical Drive

    Memory

    PSU

    GPU


    Monitors


    Keyboard/mouse

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    Re: New PC for dreamweaver and brochure making spec advice

    What version of Dreamweaver is being used??

    CUDA acceleration may prove useful but I cannot find any solid information on whether Dreamweaver will really make use of CUDA though.

    I would also look at getting a pair of colour accurate monitors too.

    The Dell U2311H is on offer:

    http://forums.hexus.net/current-barg...code-dell.html

    You can also get cashback on Dell purchases too:

    http://www.topcashback.co.uk/dell_sm...dium_business/

    http://www.topcashback.co.uk/dell/

    The offer ends on the 26th of April and even without the cashback the monitors will come to around £400.
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    Re: New PC for dreamweaver and brochure making spec advice

    AFAIK,the Adobe software tends to run better on Intel hardware. Hence I would look at a Core i5 as I could not find any comparisons of different processors in Dreamweaver.

    I have come up with one possible specification for a suitable PC using parts from Scan.



    The Core i5 2500K has and HD3000 IGP which can run a pair of monitors. You will need to get an HDMI to DVI adaptor for the second monitor.

    You might want to consider this PSU too:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/520w-...ps12v-v291-psu

    Also,an SSD maybe useful if you want a more responsive system.

    Scan also does special offers every week too:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.aspx

    http://www.scan.co.uk/shopoffers/index.aspx


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    Re: New PC for dreamweaver and brochure making spec advice

    Dreamweaver doesn't need any real processing power. It's just text code and WYSIWYG editing. Frankly any previous generation dual-core would do if they don't use Flash or something alongside Dreamweaver, and even then it would be fine unless they do an awful lot of Flash video encoding or something.

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    Re: New PC for dreamweaver and brochure making spec advice

    many thanks for the replies chaps very helpfull will give me something to aim for now

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