> I am looking for advice on components for a graphic design PC.
> I am about to buy a new PC for doing * graphic design at home.
> My wife will be using the computer for graphic design work, and I will
> be using the computer for software development.
> I'm not trying to build the SUPER graphic design workstation. The
> work is new, so we don't know how long it will take to pay off. We just
> need enough power to get started, and when the money starts coming in, we
> will just upgrade.
> Most of the work we envision doing in the beginning will be the design
> of interior/exterior signage, logos, and corporate identity solutions.
> I have 'settled' on the following configuration
> Cyrix 166+ w/512k cache
Good processor generally (I use a P150+) but Intel is faster on floating
point which may be important to you. I have found one scanner that will
not run with the chip. (Paktek)
Quote:> 32MB memory
> 2.5 GB hard disk
> 4.0 GB tape backup
> 8x CD ROM
> 17" Princeton Monitor ( uncertain about this )
I'm very pleased with the quality of the Princeton monitors.
But check out :
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These monitros require the provoded mirage cards to run on PC
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2.25meg MDRAM(faster than v ram)
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win 95 plug n play,
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We have one on order and it is going into a graphics house. Email me in a
couple of days for the opinion of people who work in this field all day.
They also have 17 inch monitors.
> Matrox Mistique 2MB WRAM ( VERY uncertain about this )
> I need some help with the following issues:
> * What is required to perform color calibration? (software, video card,
> * What are some things to look for in a video card?
> * What is a good video card that won't cost a fortune ( < $250 )?
PC magazine just reported on a bunch of new ones. I would look strongly at
spending more than that even at the expense of the CPU. A faster video card
will make a bigger difference that a faster processor in overall throughput
> * What is a good 17" monitor that won't cost a fortune?
> * Is 32 Meg of memory enough memory to get started and be somewhat
> * What is a good entry level scanner? Is there such a thing?
Sheet feed scanners usually are cheaper than equivalant flat beds and have
fewer moving parts.
> * Do the logitech hand held scanners work very well? Would they make a
> short term solution for scanning?
> Thanks in advance.
> Darryl Dieckman University of Cincinnati