New image editing rig - help please! 10 bit graphics etc...

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
glasswave Forum Pro • Posts: 10,283
Re: New image editing rig - help please! 10 bit graphics etc...
Earthlight wrote:

Thanks glasswave!

I will carefully consider all the hardware pointers you gave me. Seeing I really have not got a faintest idea about the differences this is a good way to start googling about stuff.

One thing I have noticed is that the processor I have been considering only supports 32GB RAM. I might want to go 64 at some point but then again this probably would mean a much more expensive processor.

One point you touched on is particularly interesting:

glasswave wrote:

Go win 7 x64. It's a better desktop OS.

This is exactly how I feel too. But people seem to be getting into the 8 quite a bit these days. I wonder if I will miss out on something substantial. I have tried the new interface a few times at a store and really hated it.

To get a chipset that addresses 64gb, you'll need to go with an x79 mobo/chip. There is a decent chip for $300, but no quite as good as a 3770.

Quite frankly, it's doubtfull that you'll need over 16gb in a still image editor in the life of your machine, so if you don't do 3d or HD video then you'll be fine with x77.

The choice between win7 & 8 is trivial in nature, given your needs. If you want a good x79 build specs, review my post history. It was about $1400 for a 6 core chip w/32gb and 250GB ssd.

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