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1 hour ago, razor32308 said:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

There's no real upgrade path here. For gaming a 5800X3D would give you a bit more performance, but I doubt it would do anything for Photoshop. Likewise something like a R9 59xx with more cores is unlikely to help much.

 

Given Zen 5 should be out relatively soon-ish, I'm not sure an upgrade to Zen 4 is still worth it.

 

What kind of hardware does the laptop have that you say feels much faster?

 

It's possible a reinstall might be in order, and the performance difference is simply a fresh install vs one with a ton of accumulated clutter.

Hello everyone, I find myself wondering if I'm at the point where I need to upgrade my desktop or start fresh. I'll have my current build listed below so you can see what I've been working with. Any help would certainly be appreciated!

1. Budget: I live in the US and my budget would be about $1500 (+/-)
 
2. Aim: my desktop is currently used as my editing computer. I am a photographer and use my computer primarily for photo edits and light video work. I do still play games here and there, when I can but that isn't my primary use. Recently I've been playing Starfield. I occasionally use streaming services on my device while editing.
 
3. Monitors: I use 1 Samsung - 34” ViewFinity S5 Ultrawide QHD 100Hz AMD FreeSync Monitor at 3440 x 1440. I do not plan on using another monitor 
 
4. Peripherals: I do not plan on purchasing peripherals at current, I have mostly what I need
 
5. Why are you upgrading? I feel that my computer isn't operating as fast as I might like it to for work. I recently purchased a new laptop for mobile work and it performs either the same as or better when doing the same work with photoshop.
 
 Current build:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MASTERLIQUID ML240L RGB V2

Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX

RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16

SSD: TEAMGROUP MP33 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME

GPU: Gigabyte GAMING OC Radeon RX 6750 XT 12 GB

Case: Corsair iCUE 220T RGB

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS PX 850 W 80+ Platinum

Network adapter: TP-Link Archer T4E

 

 

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1 hour ago, razor32308 said:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

There's no real upgrade path here. For gaming a 5800X3D would give you a bit more performance, but I doubt it would do anything for Photoshop. Likewise something like a R9 59xx with more cores is unlikely to help much.

 

Given Zen 5 should be out relatively soon-ish, I'm not sure an upgrade to Zen 4 is still worth it.

 

What kind of hardware does the laptop have that you say feels much faster?

 

It's possible a reinstall might be in order, and the performance difference is simply a fresh install vs one with a ton of accumulated clutter.

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PCPartPicker Part List

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-14700 2.1 GHz 20-Core Processor ($399.98 @ Amazon) 

CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg) 

Motherboard: MSI MAG B760 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon) 

Memory: ADATA XPG Lancer Blade 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory ($79.89 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Western Digital Black SN850X 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon) 

Video Card: Asus DUAL OC GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB Video Card ($384.99 @ Amazon) 

Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 216 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.90 @ Amazon) 

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS GX-750 ATX 3.0 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ B&H) 

Total: $1419.72

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-05-29 19:59 EDT-0400

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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On 5/29/2024 at 8:00 PM, brob said:

PCPartPicker Part List

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-14700 2.1 GHz 20-Core Processor ($399.98 @ Amazon) 

CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg) 

Motherboard: MSI MAG B760 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon) 

Memory: ADATA XPG Lancer Blade 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-6000 CL30 Memory ($79.89 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Western Digital Black SN850X 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon) 

Video Card: Asus DUAL OC GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB Video Card ($384.99 @ Amazon) 

Case: Lian Li LANCOOL 216 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.90 @ Amazon) 

Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS GX-750 ATX 3.0 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ B&H) 

Total: $1419.72

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2024-05-29 19:59 EDT-0400

Thank you! Lol my current build wasn't planned, mostly a"this was on sale at the time" kinda mix and match 

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