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Anonymous
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I work in a mac office. We are looking to purchase a PC for our network because we are going to be purchasing some new accounting software that only works on a PC. This software is called Deltek. We would also like to run ArchiCAD on the PC. I want to make sure that it works ok on a mac network. Are there any additional software or hardware that we would need to purchase in order for this to work. What would you recommend?
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JCovarrubias
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Dual screen setup (two 17" monitors or 19" monitors LCD or not) for extended screen real estate (dual VGA-out videocard needed)

those accounting tables and forms can take up a lot of room I can imagine...
http://tr.graphisoftus.com/
Jeffry Covarrubias
GS US Technical Support Team Leader
P-C2D 1.86GHz/2GB w/ 256MB GeForce 8600GTS; G4 OS 10.4.10 1GHz/1GB "[that other software] is a fancy set of electronic marker pens"
Anonymous
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I'm trying to decide on new monitors for the office. Any recommendations on 17" or 19" LCD screens? Trying not to spend a fortune either.
JCovarrubias
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Millard wrote:
I'm trying to decide on new monitors for the office. Any recommendations on 17" or 19" LCD screens? Trying not to spend a fortune either.
http://www.gizmodo.com/archives/009385.php


Personally - Samsung's would be my LCD of choice (I'm using dual 17" CRT monitors for now)
http://tr.graphisoftus.com/
Jeffry Covarrubias
GS US Technical Support Team Leader
P-C2D 1.86GHz/2GB w/ 256MB GeForce 8600GTS; G4 OS 10.4.10 1GHz/1GB "[that other software] is a fancy set of electronic marker pens"
Anonymous
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what about my original question, does anyone have any comments about that, I am not really interested in dual monitors at this time.
aahatimo
Newcomer
Millard wrote:
I'm trying to decide on new monitors for the office. Any recommendations on 17" or 19" LCD screens? Trying not to spend a fortune either.
great link jeffry! also check out: monitorsdirect.com they carry a good selection. also dell has a deal on their 19" ($543) & 20 " lcds ($824).
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/sna.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&~topic=q4wk3_snp_primary4
btw, the 20" lcds have the same diagonal measurement (20") as my older 21" viewsonic p810 crt. which i think i paid about $800 for. but, 2 of those 19" would really work great for just over a grand!
tim hanagan
aaha! design studio durango, co
27" retina 5k iMac 4ghz i7 os 10.13.6 m395x 4 mb, 32gb ram, 512 gb ssd ac 22 current
15" retina mbp 2.6ghz 1mb 16gb ac 22 current[/size]
JCovarrubias
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
aahatimo wrote:
Millard wrote:
I'm trying to decide on new monitors for the office. Any recommendations on 17" or 19" LCD screens? Trying not to spend a fortune either.
great link jeffry! also check out: monitorsdirect.com they carry a good selection. also dell has a deal on their 19" ($543) & 20 " lcds ($824).
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/sna.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&~topic=q4wk3_snp_primary4
btw, the 20" lcds have the same diagonal measurement (20") as my older 21" viewsonic p810 crt. which i think i paid about $800 for. but, 2 of those 19" would really work great for just over a grand!
http://www.centralcomputer.com/emerchant/specials.asp
http://tr.graphisoftus.com/
Jeffry Covarrubias
GS US Technical Support Team Leader
P-C2D 1.86GHz/2GB w/ 256MB GeForce 8600GTS; G4 OS 10.4.10 1GHz/1GB "[that other software] is a fancy set of electronic marker pens"
Anonymous
Not applicable
I was hoping to get some feedback on what PC's people would recommend. Instead someone posted a question about a monitor and my original question got completely overlooked. What is a solid PC that you would get the most bang for your buck and that is capable of working within a mac network with an OS X Server. Any suggestions??!!
Anonymous
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I recommend sticking with the major brands. I like IBM ThinkPads and IBM, Dell & HP workstations. I have also heard good reports about Toshiba and Sony laptops.

Get a 2GHz or better Pentium 4 Xeon processor with a good video card (64MB vram min.) and a bunch of RAM (1GB seems to be enough, 512MB is a minimum nowadays). A Pentium 4 (not Xeon) is probably ok, but DO NOT get a Celeron.

The Xeon also has the option for dual processors but this is only really useful if you plan to run two or more power hungry programs at the same time, or if you use dual processor aware programs like Cinema 4D or Photoshop a lot.
Anonymous
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Puget Custom Computers:

http://www.pugetsystems.com/gaming.php?symbol=u

Have one similar to the above, then customized on line. They talk with you about special needs and how to save money. Really excellant service and first class parts. Very happy. Highly recommend and all for a great price.