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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