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Starter/Budget Photo Editing System

I’m in the process of buildOmg my sister the above PC.  I’m trying to keep the budget as low as possible while still allowing it to function at a decent level.  I currently have three options at CPU to consider: 

 

1700x - $134 Is more cores better in Lightroom/Photoshop even though this is an older gen chip?

3300x - $127 Faster single core speed?

3600 - $175 Somewhere in between?

 Thanks for any advice!

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if u dont plan on oc the 3600 it should be great with the stock cooler surprisingly. hell if u still have a lil more to spend you could even get her the 3600x for about 25 to about 50ish more

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17 minutes ago, Spid3rsteve said:

I’m in the process of buildOmg my sister the above PC.  I’m trying to keep the budget as low as possible while still allowing it to function at a decent level.  I currently have three options at CPU to consider: 

 

1700x - $134 Is more cores better in Lightroom/Photoshop even though this is an older gen chip?

3300x - $127 Faster single core speed?

3600 - $175 Somewhere in between?

 Thanks for any advice!

If you are keeping the price to a minimum just get the 1700x 

It has decent ipc and the most cores and threads

Granted it doesn't have the best imc 

But for a casual build like this 

I don't suspect it to be a huge problem 

The 3300x will bring similar ipc with a way better imc but as I said you probably won't use it to it's max 

Can you tell us what parts are you planning on paring it with and an over all budget because other options are available and might suit you better if you give us a budget ;)

PC: Motherboard: ASUS B550M TUF-Plus, CPU: Ryzen 3 3100, CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34, GPU: GIGABYTE WindForce GTX1650S, RAM: HyperX Fury RGB 2x8GB 3200 CL16, Case, CoolerMaster MB311L ARGB, Boot Drive: 250GB MX500, Game Drive: WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD.

 

Peripherals: GK61 (Optical Gateron Red) with Mistel White/Orange keycaps, Logitech G102 (Purple), BitWit Ensemble Grey Deskpad. 

 

Audio: Logitech G432, Moondrop Starfield, Mic: Razer Siren Mini (White).

 

Phone: Pixel 3a (Purple-ish).

 

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Doesn't Lightroom/Photoshop respond more to speed?  As such wouldn't a Ryzen 3000 CPU do better than a 1700X with more cores?

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Just now, nick name said:

Doesn't Lightroom/Photoshop respond more to speed?  As such wouldn't a Ryzen 3000 CPU do better than a 1700X with more cores?

Yea but the cheaper offering for the 1700x does make it compelling and honestly the 3300x is not that whole lot faster and the 1700x has the 4 extra multi threaded cores 

PC: Motherboard: ASUS B550M TUF-Plus, CPU: Ryzen 3 3100, CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34, GPU: GIGABYTE WindForce GTX1650S, RAM: HyperX Fury RGB 2x8GB 3200 CL16, Case, CoolerMaster MB311L ARGB, Boot Drive: 250GB MX500, Game Drive: WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD.

 

Peripherals: GK61 (Optical Gateron Red) with Mistel White/Orange keycaps, Logitech G102 (Purple), BitWit Ensemble Grey Deskpad. 

 

Audio: Logitech G432, Moondrop Starfield, Mic: Razer Siren Mini (White).

 

Phone: Pixel 3a (Purple-ish).

 

Build Log: 

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Budget is around $600ish.  I’ve got it paired with a RX 580 8gb and the mobo is a B450.

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Just now, Spid3rsteve said:

Budget is around $600ish.  I’ve got it paired with a RX 580 8gb and the mobo is a B450.

Then it's either the 1700x or the 3300x 

As I said they are close to each other ( the 3300x is faster with a better imc ) but the 1700x has the more multi threaded horse power 

You decide :)

PC: Motherboard: ASUS B550M TUF-Plus, CPU: Ryzen 3 3100, CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34, GPU: GIGABYTE WindForce GTX1650S, RAM: HyperX Fury RGB 2x8GB 3200 CL16, Case, CoolerMaster MB311L ARGB, Boot Drive: 250GB MX500, Game Drive: WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD.

 

Peripherals: GK61 (Optical Gateron Red) with Mistel White/Orange keycaps, Logitech G102 (Purple), BitWit Ensemble Grey Deskpad. 

 

Audio: Logitech G432, Moondrop Starfield, Mic: Razer Siren Mini (White).

 

Phone: Pixel 3a (Purple-ish).

 

Build Log: 

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14 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Then it's either the 1700x or the 3300x 

As I said they are close to each other ( the 3300x is faster with a better imc ) but the 1700x has the more multi threaded horse power 

You decide :)

Thanks for the help!

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6 minutes ago, Spid3rsteve said:

Thanks for the help!

Anytime :)

PC: Motherboard: ASUS B550M TUF-Plus, CPU: Ryzen 3 3100, CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 34, GPU: GIGABYTE WindForce GTX1650S, RAM: HyperX Fury RGB 2x8GB 3200 CL16, Case, CoolerMaster MB311L ARGB, Boot Drive: 250GB MX500, Game Drive: WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD.

 

Peripherals: GK61 (Optical Gateron Red) with Mistel White/Orange keycaps, Logitech G102 (Purple), BitWit Ensemble Grey Deskpad. 

 

Audio: Logitech G432, Moondrop Starfield, Mic: Razer Siren Mini (White).

 

Phone: Pixel 3a (Purple-ish).

 

Build Log: 

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