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How important is GPU and SSD for Photoshop?

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Questions thread
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How important is GPU and SSD for Photoshop?
Oct 15, 2012

I've upgraded from a D2x to a D800. Naturally, my old PC struggles with the D800's much larger NEF's so I'm building a new PC. Will I see a large improvement if I get a decent gfx card like the HD6790? And also, does SSD's affect Photoshop CS5 performance?

Thinking of getting a i5-2500k and 16gigs of RAM

Not sure about getting an SSD or not, I'm on a budget of 900 dollars and if it won't make that much of a difference, I'd rather invest in something else. Btw, I'll just be getting a small storage (around 60gb) SSD to boot Windows from and set the Photoshop cache file into the SSD. I don't really care about boot times, I just want Photoshop to be as fast and seamless as possible.

Thanks in advance for all the replies

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