What size SSD and RAM to get ?

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What size SSD and RAM to get ?

I am about to order a new PC to replace my 8-y-o ASUS. I use it mainly for Photoshop (CC 2017), Lightroom, most of the Microsoft Office products, and for remote-connecting to my work-PC.

I've read that a 256GB SSD is plenty for OS, programs, and Lightroom catalog, and basically everything else, including my 50,000 images, can go on another drive.

I have 8GB memory on my old ASUS, and plan to go up to 32GB RAM.


1. Is there a benefit to getting an SSD drive larger than 256GB that would justify spending more?

2. Is there a benefit to getting 64GB RAM instead of 32GB?

I know those are subjective questions, so I'm just trying to educate myself further before deciding which configuration to get.

Thanks !

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