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January 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm #439574
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Anna C.

Hey Brickfilmers!

Can you help me on what the minimum specs a PC should have? I plan on upgrading my PC so any suggestions are very welcome! Thanks!

January 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm #439702
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Anyone? What’s your PC specs? I’m not really good with PC but I can understand basic terms and I could go along with that. Please?

January 22, 2014 at 10:51 pm #439710
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Graphics don’t really matter much because brickfilming isn’t as graphic intensive as gaming. It would be helpful to have quite a good amount of memory and CPU power, so maybe 4gb ram. I don’t know about CPU so I can’t really help on that.

January 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm #439730
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Thank you very much TwoGuys! What’s your PC specs? It could help me as a guide

January 24, 2014 at 6:35 pm #439736
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I have a MacBook Pro 2008. I have a dual-core intel processor with 2gb RAM, 256gb storage space, and an NVIDYA G-Force graphics card that I don’t know much about, except that it crashed a year ago and it cost me $300 to fix. Most MacBook Pros of that year have had that issue.

My specs aren’t the best, I really recommend like 4gb of RAM and a graphics card that doesn’t crash every four years, and a laptop that doesn’t shock you every time you sit down and touch it.

I suggest getting a 300gb or higher external hard drive that you put all your stop motion stuff on, because you don’t need it every time you turn on your computer. You don’t need it to come here to brickfilms.com, only when you are editing or shooting.

January 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm #439745
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Is a MacBook better than a Windows? I’ve learned that Graphic Designers prefer if over Windows… I just can’t seem to justify the cost. Is it worth it ti buy a Mac? Thanks

January 26, 2014 at 2:16 pm #439758
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Is Mac better than Windows?

I’ve never owned a Windows to give an unbiased opinion. However, on what I’ve heard, while Windows are good with gaming, Macs are good at creative activities like film editing and music composing, and graphic designing. It is more expensive to fix a Mac if it gets damaged, and most of the software is more expensive, because it is expensive to make and distribute paid apps to the Mac. It will be hard to find good stopmotion software for free while using a Mac, but the popular free stopmotion programs for Windows are likely to crash.

It is worth it to get Mac, but if you cannot seem to afford one, you’re better off with a Windows.

January 27, 2014 at 2:44 pm #439764
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Thanks. I think I’ll have to go with Windows because I do gaming too. :-)

January 27, 2014 at 3:21 pm #439771
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And I’m not saying that Macs are horrible with gaming, bacause I can run Minecraft just fine on the setup above. I’m just saying that gaming is more popular with Windows, so Windows tries to make the gaming experience more emjoyable. The guys at Apple, really all they care about is making beautiful computers and operating systems.

January 29, 2014 at 11:03 am #439783
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Yeah, I noticed that too. The display of Apple Devices are really good and so is the interface as it looks neat. I hope I can get a MacBook someday but as of now it doesn’t fit well with my budget yet.

I tend to play heavy games like Assassin’s Creed 4 so I guess that fixes my decision for now. Thanks for the help! :-)

January 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm #439788
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If you want to get Assasin’s Creed or any games like that, you should probably get a PS3 as well. :P

January 31, 2014 at 8:09 am #439831
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Is there no Assasin’s Creed for the PS4?

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