Some months after I asked your advice I have finally got to the stage where can no longer bear the delays in my PC coping with my photo processing demands and internet download times. It groans and virtually spits as it tries to cope with what I aim at it and since getting the D700 the extra file sizes seem to have tipped it over the edge.
I have been looking at the Dell XPS 8100 650 processor details here in the 2nd column as I am determined to buy the best I can afford at the moment as a few years investment. What I am wondering is whether the one in the third column is the better buy and are Dell reliable / good at support?http://www1.euro.dell.com/uk/en/home/Desktops/studio-xps-8100/pd.aspx?refid=studio-xps-8100&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1
1.Intel core i5 vx Intel core i7
2. Processor 650 (3.20GHz, 4MB) vs Processor 860 (2.80GHz, 8MB
3. 1GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 5670 graphics card vs Graphics Card - Single 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTS 240
4. 1.5TB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive vs 2TB Dual Hard Drive Raid 0 "Stripe" (2x1TB - 7200rpm
I know logically the 2nd is likely to better buy for the extra £70 but I can actually get the first for less with a discount voucher through Curry`s making it around £110 cheaper.
Any comments? Is the main difference likely to be for gaming purposes as I do little of that. I just want lightning fast editing capacity using NX2, Lightroom or Photoshop.