I want to buy a new pc or mac. I would like to know what it should have to be merely used for digital painting with Painter and PS. I am also having doubts between choosing a mac or a pc.
PC: Currently i have a Celeron 2.66GHz; 2x512mb ddr400; 256mb radeon9600 AGP8x and a 17inch LCD. I know 1gb ddr-ram memory is a minimum for drawing, but what about processors and videocards? Do they have to be top-notch or can i buy a pc with a celeron/sempron and no videocard? I also like to spend as little as possible on a new pc. A flat crt monitor is obviously cheaper then LCD/TFT, but they are getting rare. I dont mind that it's big, but is there a difference when using a LCD or CRT for digital drawing?
Mac: I just saw some information on the Mini-Mac and it seems to be a lot less powerfull then what my PC has now. I heard though that the mini-mac IS enough for digital painting. Offcourse i have to upgrade it's ddr to 1gb or more, but do i have to also include the Superdrive? Or should i buy a i-Mac G5 instead? I would like to spend as little money on a Mac as possible.
So can anyone tell me what i should buy??? Keep in mind that i want to spend as little as possible on a new pc/mac.