Destop PC for Lightroom, NX2 and Photoshop etc.

Joined
Aug 4, 2009
Messages
33
Location
southern ME
Although my PC runs Lightroom and NX2 it's not brisk. I'm not keen on Vista and am on the fence about Windows 7, been very happy with XP Professional and it is an option (I can buy a new PC with no OS). Was wondering what your dream PC is for Photo Processing and storage. Thanks.........
 
Joined
Jul 23, 2007
Messages
302
Location
nyc
i'm using an i7 running windows 7. best investment i've made in a while. nx2 and photoshop run smooth and fast.
 
Joined
Aug 4, 2009
Messages
33
Location
southern ME
Thanks, pretty new here and haven't gotten familiar enough with all the forum structure.

Currently running:

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20 GHz
4 Gb Crucial RAM
nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS 256 Mb vRAM
2x150 Gb SATA and 1x200 Gb Sata
Mid tower with 650W power supply
19" digital flat panel
XP Professional

enroute:

Intel Core I7 965 3.2 GHz Bloomfield (Extreme)
9 Gb 3X2G+3X1G DDR3 1066 Extreme Performance
ATi Radeon HD 4870 1024 vRAM
1.5TB 7.2K BRINKS-XLOB SATA
Mid tower with 900W power supply
Vista Professional 64 bit is loaded but Windows 7 64 bit will follow
keeping the 19" digital flat panel
 
Joined
Jul 28, 2006
Messages
7,873
Location
Paris, France
Welcome to the Café.


General Discussion
Discuss non photography or photography related topics that do not have their own forum here. Please keep the discussion clean and friendly.

Technical Discussion
SUBFORUMS: General Technical Discussion - Printers, monitors, and colour management - Raw Processors - PCs - Apple Computers - DITTO


Just start a new thread in the PCs section (or have the mods place this current one over there).

:wink:
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Joined
Aug 4, 2009
Messages
33
Location
southern ME
I answered an existing thread in the correct forum, the mods are welcome to discard this one, thanks for the welcome.
 
Joined
Mar 19, 2009
Messages
324
Location
Toronto
With the system you've got enroute, there's little reason to be concerned about Vista, the system has plenty of horsepower to overcome Vista's bloat. Besides, Vista is improved with the service pack and other updates. I'm running Vista 64 on an i7, no complaints at all.

And then you've got a free upgrade to Windows 7? IMO your choice is pretty clear: leave the installed Vista operating system, upgrade to the free Windows 7 upgrade at your leisure. The one thing you should NOT do is install XP... what a waste to forgo all the features of the new operating systems when your hardware is more than enough to let you move on.
 
Joined
Feb 2, 2005
Messages
8,113
Location
Maple Bay, Duncan, BC, Canada
Real Name
Andreas Berglund
This is not only what I recommend you do - I did it: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4505235&CatId=2405 The quadcore proccessor is very fast and runs even NX decently. Price is Great. $419 plus ship Hard to beat!

As for OS I would strongly recommend you add 4 GB for 8 GB RAM and go Windows 7 64 bit, I'm running the RC with the same software that you want to use and is it ever smooth and fast. No crashes even in beta stage since I installed it 7 months ago. Forget Vista and XP - go directly to Windows 7, 64 bit
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom