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    Spec for new school PCs

    Hi,
    has anyone got a recommended spec for buying new PCs? We need to be able to run stuff like Kodu and possibly a bit of video/photo editing stuff.


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    Hi there, we run Kodu with no problems with a mid range core i3, 4gb RAM and SATA HDD. In fact, handles CS4 quite well with no strain on resources.

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    TBH you shouldn't have any problems running this on Core 2 Duo systems, providing you have enough ram and a decent HDD / SSD. We certainly do enough photoshop / vid editing here on our E8400 processor machines.


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    To be honest most run of the mill PC's these days come with 4GB of RAM and a decent processor with built in graphics that will do everything bar the most intensive work, so really it's down to price! I can recommend Very PC as a supplier, we tried them out as an alternative to Dell, and found them cheaper and more helpful, they will bash out a spec to fit you, not sell you a spec they think will fit. Also the laser etched front panels with our college logo are v cool

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    i3 with 8gb ram the norm here now.

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    Thanks guys!

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    We run the most basic of basic Viglen branded i5's with 4Gb of RAM and we can run almost anything. Including CS6 web premium (No Premiere)
    (I know, I don't like Viglen either, but they are cheap, and the free 3 year warranty is appealing)

    The only time we have issues is with HD footage for the post-16 kids. They like to do more than your average and the 4Gb ram falls over.
    For our Media suites, we Upped it to a mid-range i5 and 8Gb RAM and everything works perfectly.

    Just my two penneth, hope it helps



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