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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Comment by Sidux
by Sidux on Thu 25th Jan 2018 18:44 UTC
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Sadly the availability of components is not that great these days, especially with GPU's.
For some months already I've yet to see any high end GPU's, let alone any at decent prices. Same for RAM.
It's becoming more and more easy and affordable to buy a prebuilt, as sad as this may sound from a diy solution.
What's good and beefy usually goes directly into mining farms and/or ai compute nodes in data centers regardless if it's marked with consumer range or not..

Edited 2018-01-25 18:46 UTC

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RE: Comment by Sidux
by daedalus on Fri 26th Jan 2018 11:10 in reply to "Comment by Sidux"
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Are you living somewhere beyond the reaches of online shopping?

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RE[2]: Comment by Sidux
by Crampo on Fri 26th Jan 2018 11:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by Sidux"
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Online shopping won't help you get high-end GPUs at a fair price.

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