Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Jan 2018 14:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

If there's one thing that will make even the most powerful computer feel like a 7 year old rig, it's Adobe Lightroom paired with RAW files from any high-megapixel camera.

In my case, I spent over a year of spare time editing 848GB worth of 11,000+ 42-megapixel RAW photos and 4K videos from my New Zealand trip and making these nine photosets. I quickly realized that my two year old iMac was not up to the challenge.

In 2015 I took a stab at solving my photo storage problem with a cloud-backed 12TB Synology NAS. That setup is still running great. Now I just need to keep up with the performance requirements of having the latest camera gear with absurd file sizes.

I decided it was time to upgrade to something a bit more powerful. This time I decided to build a PC and switch to Windows 10 for my heavy computing tasks. Yes, I switched to Windows.

I love articles like this, because there is no one true way to build a computer for any task, and everyone has their own opinions and ideas and preferences, making sure not one self-built PC is the same as anyone else's. Add in a healthy dose of urban legends and tradition, and you have a great cocktail for endless discussions that never go anywhere.

It's clickbait without actually being clickbait.

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This is not the best case for the purpose
by sukru on Wed 24th Jan 2018 22:00 UTC
sukru
Member since:
2006-11-19

The case is lacking in airflow due to large piece of glass on the side, and the lack of fans on the front. I like the new trend of having nice to look at cases, however many trade functionality for aesthetics.

There is an actual benchmark here:
https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2709-nzxt-s340-elite-review-te...

There seems to be +7C extra heat compared to a better case (Corsair 570X). It also has a large slab of glass on the side, however uses triple front fans to provide air to all components.

Just by switching the case the author could have saved the need for liquid cooling (there are really good air coolers for latest i7s), and reduced the noise level at his workplace.

While having a beautiful case to look at is nice, it is better to have a case with better airflow.

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zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

You aren't going to be running a 5.2 GHz, 6 core overclock on air cooling.

And since it is water cooled, which is also quieter, he doesn't need much airflow. The PSU fan is plenty.

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