Oh yeah, I'm just talking about the price of the CPU, not the whole PC. I'm 
planning on doing all out on RAM and solid state drives as well. I guess GPU 
might be of some concern as well, how has GPU processing in dark table on Linux 
been going lately? I know it exists, but I'm always scared of anything to do 
with graphics drivers on Linux

On February 4, 2018 1:16:22 PM PST, "Šarūnas" <saru...@mail.saabnet.com> wrote:
>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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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

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