Time to upgrade...

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WryCuda Veteran Member • Posts: 9,231
Re: Time to upgrade...

saskskier wrote:

So I currently have a 2010 MacBook Pro, which has served me (almost) flawlessly for the past ten years, but starting to show it's age and I'm thinking of moving to a PC desktop situation for editing at home.

I have a pretty limited budget, so I'm checking out the used market and have come across a few potential options. That said, what should I be looking for? I don't do any video editing or any gaming. Mostly use Lightroom, but want to dive deeper into Photoshop. I don't know a ton about computers (Mac or PC), but I do know my MacBook has 4gb of RAM, so I suspect almost anything will be an upgrade, still not entirely sure what I should be looking for.

Would something along these lines be worth checking out?

AMD Athlon 2 Quad Core 640 Processor
32 GB DDR3 memory
128GB solid state hard drive
Two 500 GB hard disk drives
Radeon HD5850 1GB DDR5 Video Card
Dlink XtremeN wireless card
Fresh install of Windows 10 Pro activated with all updates installed


Obviously I would still need to pick up a half decent monitor, but would this be a decent start?

A quick search shows that the CPU has its origins in 2009, while the  rest of the hardware is probably 2015 era.

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