On 02/04/2018 02:41 PM, Robert Bieber wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> 
> I think it's time to finally replace the computer I built five-ish years
> ago.  It was a good machine at the time, but since then my RAW files
> have gone from 8MP to 16MP and now to 40, and running more expensive
> iops, especially with masks and so on, is getting to be pretty sluggish.
> 
> I haven't really kept up with PC hardware in the meantime, so I'm
> curious what y'all would recommend for CPUs.  How much is a decent
> amount to spend for something high-end in the US market?  I'm guessing
> that dropping a grand on something/really/ high end is probably
> unnecessary, but maybe I'm wrong. 

It may depend on where on Earth, but “grand” as in ~1000USD, will only
get you half-way, at best, to a high end PC...

You may want to check AMD Ryzen 5/7 + some higher-end GPUs, NVMe solid
state storage, healthy amounts of RAM.

-- 
Šarūnas Burdulis
math.dartmouth.edu/~sarunas

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