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BTW, you have not had any issues running un-protected RAID0 stripe sets? They are fast but increase the possibility of a drive failing by a factor of two
That's why I included the details of the external 8TB RAID.
I have it set to automatically back up nightly. It is a small "calculated risk" for speed. But I have not had a hard drive fail in 10+ years, so ...
I edited on my laptop all summer because we were travelling so much. I just moved everything over to my desktop over Labor Day weekend.
It is such a delight to edit there again with a fast, responsive machine and two large monitors!
If you are just doing Photoshop and Lightroom, I wouldn't go overboard on the monitor. There is definitely a point of diminishing returns. Although PS and hopefully LR will continue to speed up some functions using GPU acceleration.
My personal price point on the graphics card was around 200 to 220. That was just based on what I would get incrementally at each point,, up to about a GTX 470 or 570 max (or a Ti, those are somehwat updated versions, like the 560 Ti.)
But you can also get a really good card for $100 to $130. Just tru to get teh wider bandwidth (256 instead of 192, etc.) and DDR5 RAM.
That studio1 link has some thoughts on the margibnal return of larger cards for video, which is usually much more demanding than stills.
If you don't get a laptop, you might get an iPhone or similar and a desktop instead (if you don't have that already.) It is nice to have just a little portability at least, to have the web or email while watching TV, etc. Although it is a huge time waster!!
The only reason that I mentioned that is the favorite part of having a laptop for me is wireless roaming when I am watching TV, etc. TV just doesn't demand my full attention, and I get ppretty bored if I'm not dooing something else at the same time.
Thanls sic0048 for sharing your build! It looks like a graet machine.
I am envious of that CPU. I have been tempted to buy a new box, but really no raeson at all to upgrade after updating my box. That has **never** been true of a 3 year old laptop!
A;so, fwiw on the graphics card - I notice that sic has the 650 watt power supply. I also put in a 750 watt gold supply = it is required for higher end graphics cards! That might help determine the largest card you want to go to if it would require a new PSU.
Good luck! Let us know what you decide!