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Old 09-07-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default Vendors to custom-build a desktop PC for graphics work?

I know I've asked this already (more than once) but this time I'm serious. I really need a new PC, and since my old custom builders are no longer building, I need a new source.

The vendor needs to be in the U.S., and be able to configure a PC to meet my (well, Adobe's) needs. It can't be something off the shelf. I want to be able to make choices in components and not have a bunch of junk software and utilities and demos installed (all I need is XP). It has to be powerful enough to run Photoshop, InDesign, Quark, Illustrator, Eudora, Firefox, and Acrobat -- and all at the same time. It has to support the 24" LCD monitor that I am probably going to buy (Dell).

I am NOT going to buy a Mac (I have yet to find one person who can tell me how well those PC apps run under Parallels, and I have too many fonts and applications to switch platforms), and I am NOT going to build a computer myself, no matter how easy anyone tells me it would be. Nor am I going to buy all the components myself and bring them to a computer shop to be assembled.

Ideally, I'd like to find a couple of vendors with experience building graphics PCs who can help me figure out what I need.

I'm not looking for the least expensive solution. I want quality components and a skilled builder. I'm gonna be making my living with the machine.



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