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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2014, 07:43:01 PM »
Geoff I would certainly recommend Windows 7, but make sure you get the 64 bit version. The 32bit version will only recognize approx 3Gb whereas the 64 bit version will handle much more memory. I have W7 Ultimate which will handle up to 192Gb. 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-hardware/windows-7-32-bit-can-only-recognize-3gb-ram/4a4d29e5-bcd1-476c-89f0-8eebf84daf4b

Attached are the specs of my PC which I built 12 months ago. Note however I'm using W7 64bit with 16Gb Ram, Photoshop CS6 & Lightroom. The SSDs I use as scratch disks for photoshop and I can assure you my PC flies no matter what I throw at it.

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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2014, 05:01:36 PM »
Good luck with the new build Geoff - it should fly.
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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2014, 05:18:52 PM »
I'm gonna buck the trend and say that I quite like windows 8.1 and never had any bother with it. Currently running window 8.1pro 64 bit with 12 Gb ram , Os is installed on a 128gb corsair SSD and the only other stuff on the ssd is Photoshop cc and lightroom.

As I said I like windows 8.1 and it does take a little getting used to but now that i have used it for a while I find it quite good.

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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2014, 05:41:42 PM »
A person without a virus in 25 years is extremely lucky.


Err........I've never had a virus either, but then I've never downloaded 'free' software.  ::)

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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2014, 05:59:56 PM »
I use a lot of freeware. But most of it is quite specialised, created by enthusiasts. I virus check every bit before installation, but never had one come up positive.

Maybe Andrew likes those 'special' sites . .  :legit:
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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2014, 06:04:23 PM »
I'm gonna buck the trend and say that I quite like windows 8.1 and never had any bother with it. Currently running window 8.1pro 64 bit with 12 Gb ram , Os is installed on a 128gb corsair SSD and the only other stuff on the ssd is Photoshop cc and lightroom.

As I said I like windows 8.1 and it does take a little getting used to but now that i have used it for a while I find it quite good.

Just my tuppence worth

I have a friend who is the IT director of a web services company - he uses W8 at work and on his personal machines and has no problems with it; says it is faster than 7, but they really need to sort out the UI - he has an after market desktop UI overlay on his. The servers all run Linux, everything else is W8.
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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2014, 08:34:15 PM »
I use a lot of freeware. But most of it is quite specialised, created by enthusiasts. I virus check every bit before installation, but never had one come up positive.

Maybe Andrew likes those 'special' sites . .  :legit:

I sometimes wonder if i'd been better off using those 'special sites' - every one i know who uses them seem to do fine!

As for me, well those 'special sites' cost me a job because i refused to access them. No big deal, because within a month I got another job because I refused to accss those sites.
Of course, the days of the Amiga 500 were internet free so that doesn't explain how those disks camera with a virus...

I'm always envious of those who have never had to worry about trojans and other forms of malware - but having had to too many encounters and then working for an IPS, followed by  medium size global company in the IT Support team, I realised it is not a nice place out there in the ether and try to keep a safe place from it.
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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2014, 09:56:32 PM »
I'm always envious of those who have never had to worry about trojans and other forms of malware - but having had to too many encounters and then working for an IPS, followed by  medium size global company in the IT Support team, I realised it is not a nice place out there in the ether and try to keep a safe place from it.

I should point out that I do use a fire wall and anti-virus software and always have. I still believe most viruses are downloaded in free software or opening emails from sources you don't know or recognised.  :doh:

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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2014, 11:37:31 PM »
I haven't had a virus either that has damaged my system but I have had viruses that have been caught by my AV software the most problematic are the malware and scareware.


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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2014, 01:06:18 PM »
I'm always envious of those who have never had to worry about trojans and other forms of malware - but having had to too many encounters and then working for an IPS, followed by  medium size global company in the IT Support team, I realised it is not a nice place out there in the ether and try to keep a safe place from it.

I should point out that I do use a fire wall and anti-virus software and always have. I still believe most viruses are downloaded in free software or opening emails from sources you don't know or recognised.  :doh:

The issue with beta testing wifi required the closing down of all firewalls and anti virus. This was beta testing and very much the early days and it was as much as they coould do to get the system to hook up, let alone persuade firewalls and anti virus to accept them. Once connected, switched on firewalls and anti virus to teach them to work with anti virus.

And there, maybe, is the clue to why I've seen so many more of them than some of you. My internet activities required me to work with analysing and managing the risk of virus's and hackers. I was beta testing wifi when most people hadn't even heard of, let alone signed up for, broadband with a 512k bandwidth. At that point, most people did not understand the concept of viruses let alone virus checkers. Worse still, very few actually had, let alone an upto date, virus checker.

It's 22 years since i first accessed the internet along side bulletin boards.I've learned a lot since, and prices have tumble from £300-400 pcm to just £25pcm for amazing internet content. But sadly, the ill wishes of others seems to have grow to match...  :(
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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2014, 07:04:30 PM »
It's 22 years since i first accessed the internet along side bulletin boards.I've learned a lot since, and prices have tumble from £300-400 pcm to just £25pcm for amazing internet content. But sadly, the ill wishes of others seems to have grow to match...  :(

The first WWW internet I had was in 1992 but it was dial-up and more often you couldn't log on or the line kept dropping. It wasn't worth the effort to keep logging on. We did have a private internet at work run on a mainframe IBM computer. It was called Profs and was the first E-mail system.  :tup:

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Re: Good pc build for photo editing
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2014, 08:53:48 PM »


 We did have a private internet at work run on a mainframe IBM computer. It was called Profs and was the first E-mail system.  :tup:
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The company I worked for used to use Profs as well and as you say the 1200 modem was a bit hit and miss

 

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