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Digital Photo Workstation

New Home Interior

This is a shot of my main living area. As I never use it for anything else, I have converted the breakfast area into a place for my computer workstation. Behind the workstation the family room can be seen.

Pictured here is my main computer and digital photography workstation, a personally built custom computer system (stats below), 30" Apple Cinemadisplay LCD screen, Canon 9500 Mark II and Canon iP4500.

----==[ Home Interior Series ]==----

----==[ System Statistics ]==----

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage II Extreme
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz @ 4.3Ghz
Memory: 12Gb OCZ DDR3-1600 7-7-7-24
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 280
Sound: Creative X-Fi
Hard Drives: 2.5Tb 7200rpm Western Digital
Case: Antec P190 1200Watt Dual PSU
Screen: Apple CinemaDisplay 30" LCD

----==[ Printer Statistics ]==----

Canon 9500 Mark II
10-color/10 cartridge ink system
Pigment based inks
13x19" / A3+ Max Paper Size
4x6" Min Paper Size

Canon iP4500
5-Color/5 cartridge ink system
Dye based inks
8.5x11" Max Paper Size
4x6" Min Paper Size
Image details
Image size
4272x2848px 3.55 MB
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Dec 14, 2009, 8:43:03 AM
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nice place! btw.. i'm gonna have that hardware around 5 or 6 year, i bet! lol!
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This puppy sort of evolved over a number of years. I haven't actually built a completely new computer for some 5 years at least. I upgrade a CPU here, a video card there, and every so often, I upgrade the motherboard, cpu, and memory all at once. My most frequent upgrade though is hard drives...even many terabytes are not enough these days...
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evil system u got below your desk buddy... 12GB RAM ... :D i hope ure not running Win2K :op
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Hah, no Win2k. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, of course. ;p The 12Gb is pretty nice, but I tell ya, if you have it, you'll use it. When I work on my photography, I usually have a Lightroom open with a big library, Photoshop open with a bunch of monster, 16-bit TIFF files, and possibly other tools like panoramic stitchers, HDR tools, etc. I run an average of 8Gb working memory usage, which I never expected.
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yeah you are right since digital photography has become a "every-mans-hobby" the ammount of needed RAM increases instantly. At work i use a MAC with 6GB and its ok but personally i think MAC OS and Adobe communicate better than Microsoft Windows and Adobe. At least the memory usage of Photoshop is lower in OSX... nevertheless you have a nice working area. Now please just help me once more:

You are living next to those great nature enviroment, you show on your photos? If this is so you are a lucky guy! If not ure still lucky because you have been there at least! :D

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I live in Colorado. It may not be quite as amazing as Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, but it is pretty close. :) Some of my photos are from around here, including the Sunset over Ice series, and the winter storm stuff. I am going to be getting a bunch more photos from around my home state this year, and hopefully you'll be able to see how beautiful a place it is.
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Very nice place you got there, a cool desk too ;P
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Thanks. :) It is a pretty nice desk, and not too expensive. I think its $250, two solid wood slabs with natural grain, painted black. It fit the style of my living space, but it is simple, and if you need room to store stuff, you'll need to buy shelving and drawers as separate pieces of furniture.
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oOo nice... I'd love a place like that-its so peaceful
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Thanks. :) It is pretty peaceful here. Its a south-facing house, so its really warm in the winter.
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is that a RAID set up you have there?
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It was at one time. Right now, its just a bunch of very large hard drives. I think those are all 500gig, maybe a 1Tb. I move them around between computers often enough, so I stopped doing raid. Hard drives are cheap enough these days that I just back up entire drives, then store the backup one away somewhere. ;P
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