2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2010 3:37 PM by John T Smith

    Hardware for New User of CS5 Master Collection


      I just ordered a copy of CS5 Master Collection and was wondering what new desktop hardware setup I should get.  I'm interested primarily in website developement.  I would like to get a machine that could be expanded just in case I decide to get into video editing and such.  I have found a basic system that I can purchase for $2258. that can be upgraded from the basics offered before I purchase it.  Here are its specs:


      Hewlett Packard Z400 Workstation - Embedded 1394 Firewire Adapter

      Xeon® Quad-Core Processor W3550 (3.06 GHz, 8 MB cache, 1066 MHz memory) Supports Turbo Mode up to 3.33 GHz

      12GB of DDR3 1333 MHz ECC RAM

      6 DIMM Generation 2 System Architecture, supports up to 24GB

      nVidia FX3800 1GB Video Card

      Dual  Layer DVD/RW Drive with LightScribe

      320GB 7,200RPM SATA-II w/NCQ Hard  Drive

      Integrated SATA RAID

      475W 85% efficient power supply; wide ranging, Active Power Factor Correction

      Windows 7 64-bit plus  Windows XP Pro 64-bit

      Full 3 Year HP On-Site Warranty!


      What delivered hardware would you change?

      What suggestions would you have on upgrades I should do to the system before delivery?