PC for photo editing

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  1. breno

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    Hi all,
    Hope this is the right place for this specific question. I'm looking to build a PC for a friend specifically for photo editing (PS and LR). Not the best budget but i'm looking at putting in a R5 5600G, would there any benefit to adding a GT1030 for PS to render using CUDA cores? Or would there not be much benefit worth the extra $120?
     
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    Ahh that's what I was looking for. Thanks for the link.
    If there would be any 'benefit' would be having the VRAM so not having to share system memory. I am going for 16GB RAM, don't think they would need 32GB with the work they're doing...
     
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    You'd be amazed at how quickly Photoshop can eat RAM - especially once you start getting into large, multi-layered documents. If the edits are rather simple processes within Camera RAW or Lightroom, then 16 will probably get you there, but if your friend wants to try any compositing then making the leap to 32 will help. Aside from that, having a speedy SSD set as your scratch disk also helps once the RAM fills up.
     

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