What PC specs are you running ?

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Cappy

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CUSTOM CONFIGURATION THROUGH CYBERPOWERPC.COM
WINDOWS 2000 PRO
NTFS FILE STRUCTURE

P4 2.4
MSI 845E Max 6566E 533 FSB
512 M RAM
NVDIA GefORCE Ti200
MAXTOR 160G
MAXTOR 40G
SONY DVD RW DRU-710A
ARTEC CD-RWZIP 100
EPSON 3170 PHOTO PERFECTION
EPSON 2200 PRINTER

UTILITIES= Speedupmypc / Spybot / Registry 1st Aid / McAfee / Ad-Aware / AntiSpyware / Windows DeFrag
Some of these utilities are redundant but some pick up what others leave behind. I do this as needed but at least once a week no matter what.

There is a lot to be said for running utilities and keeping your architecture clean. I pound this machine everyday and have yet to experience a crash requiring a reboot. I hope this is not considered off topic but my machine is under spec'ed compared to most on here and I bet I am moving as much technology through this thing as anyone else on here.

Anyway I was only making a point for some of you out there that may feel like they are running insufficent hardware and software. A lot of it has to do with "HOW" you work and not WHAT" you work with. The same goes for the camera in your hand.

Happy Day,

Cappy
 
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Ron, would you happen to know how those Matrox cards perform for DVD playback? I can live without 3D performance, but I do like to be able to play DVDs on my main PC.

I was thinking about the new P650 for PCIe.
 
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Mike Field

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I also built my computer.

AMD 64 3200+
2 gig ram
430W power supply
Sony 16x DVD
ATI Radeon 9600XT 128
WD200G 7200 & WD120G 7200 drives
19" LaCie monitor
 
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Patrick Bramlett said:
Lets just say it was zippy and I don't want to use anything but a dual system anymore.
Since Neptune - all my desktops are MP. Now main ones are SuperMicro mb's, 2 Xeons. I do not feel that NC is slow :) More important for me, PS is fast :)
 
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Allart

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Powermac G5 dual 2.0 Hhz processors
2.5 Gb RAM
2 x 250 Gb Serial ATA
1 x 500 GB Firewire 800
5 x 250 GB Firewire 400
LaCie Dual Layer DVD burner
23" Apple Cinema display
Wacom Intuos 3 9 x 12
Epson 2200
Olympus P-400
Soundsticks and i-Sub

While some don't consider this a PC, it definately is a computer, and it has a personality...

I used to build my own PCs for many years, the fastest dual motherboards and memory I could get, but a few years ago I "discovered" Apple. I bought an iMac because I got curious and I didn't much care for it in the beginning. That was until my PC broke down again, Something with the motherboard and the memory on a RAID controler, or who knows... I noticed that a top spec Windows workstation costs about what a new top-of-the line G5 Powermac would cost, so I bought one shortly after they were announced.
Now that I had put my heart and soul (and not to mention my money) into it, I was fully motivated o make it a success. Adobe exchanged all my software for free, and Microsoft sells Office for around $ 150 in the Apple stores.

The only thing I can say is that I never missed my Windows PCs again.

Not everybody is the same, so it might not work for you, but if you're thinking about a new computer, give Apple a look. You did choose Nikon after all...
 
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I have most of my components picked but I'm debating between 1GB vs 2GB. Price difference is noticeable and I'm wondering about PSCS2 / NC performance with either RAM.

Opinions ?
 
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nfoto

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A plethora of 2- or 4-way PCs (mainly Xeon CPUs, 2-4GB RAM on each, running NT, Win2000, or Linux ), a file server cluster providing 3 TB of storage in RAID 5, WAPs, NAS modules, switches, gateways, fire walls, backup server, mail server, web server, Gigabit networks, laptops, etc. etc. In fact, even more computer hardware than I have cameras or lenses. Ever so often I find myself spending far more time with computers than with doing the real thing, i.e. being outside and taking pictures. Such is the present digital future.

I mostly use BibblePro for processing NEF files including those from D2X. Bibble works very fast converting NEFs although it browses slowly over the network, so I tend to process locally and then dump the finished files onto the central file repository. I also use Nikon Capture but since it by sillyness on Nikon's part is excluded from running on most of my hardware, I mainly use it on some laptops for remote camera control (by firewire, USB, or wireless transmitter).
 
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Ken-L

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My preference is Dell for both my Desktop and Laptop, but as a general rule the same things hold true today as many years ago:

Get the fastest CPU you can afford
Have as much RAM as you can afford
Get a bigger Hard Drive than you think you will need
Don't skimp on the Video Board and Memory

Easy? No.
The trick is figuring out the trade-offs with the $$.
Then don't forget that not all components are equal. Low end components don't add up to a faster, better system compared to high end components with a "lesser" stated capability.
 
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Jay Luto said:
I have most of my components picked but I'm debating between 1GB vs 2GB. Price difference is noticeable and I'm wondering about PSCS2 / NC performance with either RAM.

Opinions ?
I would say a noticable difference between 1 and 2. I am moving up to 4 gig when I rebuild my PC sometime this year.
 

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hp photosmart laptop ZX5280US, P4 3.2 GHz, 1 gig Ram, 80 gig hard drive plus another 80 gig external, firewire, 3 usb, SVideo and HDMI outputs, 802.11G wireless, and a Brightview widescreen LCD which is color-balanced with Monaco EZ Color
 
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Dell 600m 2ghz Centrino, 1gig RAM, ATI Radeon 9000, SXGA, 60gig drive, 100gig external drive, Wifi, Bluetooth. Got it during Dell's 750 off 1500 deal. Worked out nicelly =)
 

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