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Hi,

I need a new computer.

My current computer is about 10 years old, it's an i7 930 CPU, 6GB RAM and an old X58A Motherboard.

As such it's struggling with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom.

I'm not really into gaming these days, more photo and video editing, so I'm wondering which CPU to go for.

Which would you recommend?
 
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Around £300-350ish I'd say for CPU, and around £200-250 for Mobo.
You may want to wait for Z590 mobo and Intel 11xxx out next month, but tbh 10xxx cpu have come down in price quite a bit. Don't forget 32GB DDR4 to factor in.
 

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You may want to wait for Z590 mobo and Intel 11xxx out next month, but tbh 10xxx cpu have come down in price quite a bit. Don't forget 32GB DDR4 to factor in.

and then something comes along after that... i've been waiting for 4 months as the last time i asked i was told best thing to do is wait for zen 3 :D
 
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and then something comes along after that... i've been waiting for 4 months as the last time i asked i was told best thing to do is wait for zen 3 :D
Photo shop favours intel slightly in your price range but no gen 4 if that makes a difference to you
 
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with your budget you can only get 8c parts. probably the i7 10700kf or the Ryzen 7 3700x

then you need a GPU for CUDA acceleration - GTX 1660 Super is a fine one. but GPUs are expensive right now however if you are able to pick one up for 200-220 it is good value.

£200 is a lot for a motherboard. you may be able to put some of that towards a 10c 10850kf or 3900x
 
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i think if you want a K CPU you need a Z490 board to take advantage of the unlocked multiplier

thats why KF or F parts are better for you as you can use cheaper B motherboards but you are locked in terms of memory speed also.

anyway intel has some funny way of doing things on these CPU and motherboard
 

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On one hand I'm thinking I could get a 3700X for £300 ( I don't really see the point in the 3800X given the minimal performance difference ), but OTOH I'm thinking the I9-10850K is only £80 more.

What would the drawbacks of investing in Intel be compared to AMD?

i think if you want a K CPU you need a Z490 board to take advantage of the unlocked multiplier

thats why KF or F parts are better for you as you can use cheaper B motherboards but you are locked in terms of memory speed also.

anyway intel has some funny way of doing things on these CPU and motherboard

Is there a problem having to go for a Z490 board ?
 
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On one hand I'm thinking I could get a 3700X for £300 ( I don't really see the point in the 3800X given the minimal performance difference ), but OTOH I'm thinking the I9-10850K is only £80 more.

What would the drawbacks of investing in Intel be compared to AMD?



Is there a problem having to go for a Z490 board ?
No problem at all think they're trying to keep price down
 
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On one hand I'm thinking I could get a 3700X for £300 ( I don't really see the point in the 3800X given the minimal performance difference ), but OTOH I'm thinking the I9-10850K is only £80 more.

What would the drawbacks of investing in Intel be compared to AMD?



Is there a problem having to go for a Z490 board ?
That's a good price on the 10850k.
 
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On one hand I'm thinking I could get a 3700X for £300 ( I don't really see the point in the 3800X given the minimal performance difference ), but OTOH I'm thinking the I9-10850K is only £80 more.

What would the drawbacks of investing in Intel be compared to AMD?



Is there a problem having to go for a Z490 board ?
nothig wrong with Z boards. just a tad on the expensive side of things.
 
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Hi,

I need a new computer.

My current computer is about 10 years old, it's an i7 930 CPU, 6GB RAM and an old X58A Motherboard.

As such it's struggling with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop / Lightroom.

I'm not really into gaming these days, more photo and video editing, so I'm wondering which CPU to go for.

Which would you recommend?

Hi,

There is only one choice - the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X
▷ AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Twelve Core 4.8GHz (Socket … | OcUK (overclockers.co.uk)
 
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