Actually this is my second post in this series, but I titled the first one as a prolog. When I found out my PC was toast, I decided to buy a new one. As I explained earlier, the broken PC was the one I used for normal non-photographic work. I generally have my newest and most powerful PC focused on the higher demand of photo and video editing.
So I bought a PC that is going to replace my current image/video processing PC.I bought it at the local store that diagnosed my burned PC.
Here are the basic specs of what I bought.It is by far the most powerful PC I have bought, which is not too surprising. However, it is the biggest jump in power I have made.
Basic CPU = i7-2600K/X4/3.4 Ghz
Memory = 16Gb (DDR3 PC 1333)
Solid State Drive = 128 Gb
Hard Drive = 1 Tb BLK
Blu-Ray DVD Burner
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Graphics Card = Nvidia 450GTS 2 Gb Memory
Rear USB Ports (There are 2 more USB 2.0 ports on the front panel)
8 USB 2.0
2 USB 3.0
My Hardware Installed from my fried PC
1394 interface Card
Old Drive K – Pretty Empty (1 Tb)
Old C Drive – Pretty Full (500 Gb)
The big differences are in the i7 chip, twice as much internal memory than my current image processing PC, the solid state drive, Blu-ray burner, and of course the graphics card. My current graphics card only has 512 Mb of memory.
I can’t wait to install Photoshop CS6, PSE 10, and PRE 10 to see how quickly and smoothly I can edit both images and video. But, first I have to get my older image processing PC configured to do the serious work of paying bills – I have a new one now.
My next post will report on my basic plan and initial progress. One issue I need to address will be how to prove to Adobe and Microsoft that one of my valid installs is no more. There is I way to handle this, I’m sure. I just don’t know how to do it yet.