How to upgrade your workstation for under $1000 (almost)!

  • By Vien
  • 15 April, 2015
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If you are like me…you have been working off an old Dell laptop running Window XP with a single core processor and only 8gb of ram, For about 10 years to do all your Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects works.  Remember how slow it was to do anything?

If you are one of those people, than its time to upgrade!  This is how you can upgrade your workstation for almost under $1000.  You can get a Dell Precision T5400 for under $600.  Fully loaded with two Quad Core Xeon chip, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, 32 GB of ram and 1TB of hard drive, and more…



32GB of DDR2 Memory, RAM

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Than using that extra money you saved, to buy an awesome Graphic card.  NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2GB, this will accelerate your rendering time in After Effects and Premiere!  So please don’t settle for a cheap graphic card if you in the video/photography/3D business. Cost: $255.

proart monitor

Lastly… get a decent Monitor that will let you see all the color gamut that will ultimately give you a color correct screen to edit with.  If you are on a budget, this one is the best one for the price.  ASUS PA248Q 24-Inch LED ProArt, with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 for $289.  Good luck with your upgrade!


Total price: $1180.00



NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Graphics Card

Dell Precision T5400 Workstation Mid-tower, 2x Quad Core Intel Xeon 2.0GHz, 32GB DDR2, *NEW* 1TB HDD, WiFi, Dual Video Output, DVD-RW, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit (Featuring an iCompNY USB Keyboard and Mouse)

ASUS PA248Q 24-Inch LED-Lit IPS Professional Graphics Monitor


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