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Your Advice Needed for Purchasing a New Photographer's Computer Please

ChrisS is off-line
17 August 2017 02:08
TheChrisS
Photographer

Location
United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire


Www.chillblast.com


redbaron is onlineSilver Member
17 August 2017 02:20
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

http://www.chillblast.comc

was where mine came from and never had any issues with the beast. That was a few years ago now and I chose them because the machine had been specifically designed for Photoshop and they seemed to have good reviews and awards. One purchase is not really a bench mark to give a recommendation off though. I can only say the service I received on that sale was spot on and it has served me well since. By that I mean two photographers thrashing the guts out of it day in day out with it hardly ever getting turned off. Nice and quiet, there was no bloatware installed. Actually the only issu I have had is the additional integral card reader I  had as an extra. The pins in the Compact card reader got bent so had to replace
Photography and Studio hire www.immortaleye.co.uk


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
17 August 2017 10:55
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
Location
United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire
Stoke Mandeville

I always build my own so I know exactly what's going in it and it's exactly to my own specification. Ready built machines almost always either cut corners or chose the odd one or two components that restrict future upgrades or hinder performance.
When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.


Ellesse Photography is onlineSilver Member
18 August 2017 04:52
EllessePhotography
Photographer
EllessePhotography
Location
United Kingdom
Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Quote from RedChecker
I always build my own so I know exactly what's going in it and it's exactly to my own specification. Ready built machines almost always either cut corners or chose the odd one or two components that restrict future upgrades or hinder performance.



+1 - just what I do too

However, if you don't feel confident in doing so, try a company like PC Specialist who will custom build one for you.

It's a bit difficult giving advice without knowing your budget (no use specing a £2.5k build if your budget doesn't stretch to it), and how heavily you use Photoshop/Lightroom, and other factors



Dave Turner is off-linePlatinum Member
02 September 2017 04:19
davetse
Photographer
davetse
Location
United Kingdom
Kent
maidstone

Chillblast ! 100% had mine 3 yrs now. Cannot be faulted for build quality and upgrade proof too.

Only one fault in 3 yrs and that was the power supply. Replacement to me 1/2 hr

Give them a checkout


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02 September 2017 06:38
eosfan
Photographer
eosfan
Location
United Kingdom
Surrey
Guildford

MacPro from Apple refurb store


JSP is off-linePlatinum Member
08 September 2017 12:28
Ladiesman
Photographer
Ladiesman
Location
United Kingdom
Leicestershire
Leicestershire



I would recommend making friends with someone who knows an awful lot about computers. My computer buddy built my computer from scratch. Every year so we just update parts that are likely to be worn.

The overall price is pretty much the same as if I'd purchase from a shop. But because my computer buddy knows which parts need replacing, we keep on going from year-to-year with hopefully no problems.

I’m sorry about the white jacket with ties at the back. My doctor says I’ve made excellent progress and I will be released from Broadmoor on Tuesday; fancy a shoot on Wednesday!?


Profile Pictures is off-line
10 September 2017 05:14
profilepictures
Photographer
profilepictures
Location
United Kingdom
Suffolk
Bury St Edmunds

Pcspecialist.co.uk built me two editing machines, silent running high spec, x99 mobo's with m2 primary drives. Cheap, quality service, 3 year warranty, unbeatable.



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