The fun is back New computer build
My new Computer build.
Why I did it.
been using a canon 60 d and Sony nex 6. Images are shot in raw, file sizes about 16 meg.
Computer I used was a Sony laptop I5 - 8 gig memory and 7200 rpm hd.
Images in LR 3 to 4 opened in 1 to 2 seconds not a problem for me
Editing in Lr, speed seemed fine - I also have ps6 and all of that seemed fine, a little slow with larger files but ok - plug in are Nik and topaz , those could take 4 to 30 seconds
to do there thing in LR or ps - that was a little annoying. I lived with it.
Then I bought a Nikon d600 images sizes in raw are 24 to 30 megs.
Now Lr takes 4 to 5 seconds to open and that long or longer to do any editing
plus 4 times the time of above numbers if I use any of my plugins.
I do this stuff for fun not money - the amount of time it took to process an image was taking the fun out of it.
The fun is back
I built a new computer. Now images open 1 to 2 seconds - any adjustment I make take the same amount of time or less - My nik stuff process images in
4 to 10 seconds - ps6 screams as well . I just made a crazy big image in ps 150 megs
brought it into lr it opened in 2 seconds then did a nik affect on it and rendered in about 7 seconds.
I found out updating to fx camera requires updating you computer as well.
with a monster cooler max temps 42c most times 32 c or less
16 gig ram
1 ssd 120 gig software dr
1 ssd 500 gig data drive
2 gig video card
1 tera mechanical hd for backups
internal wireless N card
1 24 inch monitor
my cost for all of the above including win 8 pro 64 bit $1582
3hrs to build computer and about 2 days to load in files and data
yep the fun is back
Software I use
PS6 complete collection
complete NIK collection
topaz denoise and mask
various vst plugins over 150 gig of instruments
My instruments load 5 times faster too
and a big plus I never considered when I convert Midi data to
a wave track the most I could do was 4 tracks at a time
any more then that my old system would crash.
Last night I converted 16 tracks of midi data. song was over 4minutes
into 16 wave tracks I thought the system would crash - The 8350
did it without a problem.
Another plus but not a big deal was the amount of time it takes an image to
print on my Epson 7800 - that 150 gig image I was talking about above
from LR to printer about 3 seconds . My laptop would of taken about 2 minutes
Win 8 versus 7 had a problem with some of the music drivers/midi i/o
and still do on one of my instruments . Also took about a week to get the hang of
win 8 .
Yes the fun is back
from slow to fast