[SOLVED] Best CPU for Photoshop?

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What is the best cpu for medium - heavy photoshop and light - medium streaming/gaming??

Would also be nice if you could suggest a mobo to go with it.
 

dorsai

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What is the best cpu for medium - heavy photoshop and light - medium streaming/gaming??

Would also be nice if you could suggest a mobo to go with it.

Ryzen 3700x paired with a solid x570 board like the mid level MSI MPG x570 Gaming Edge WIFI...you might have enough to snag 16gig of ddr4 3200 and stay in the 600 dollar range
 
Puget systems builds pc's for photoshop and has cone come comprehensive testing.
What platform is best will depend on what apps you use and how.
Here is one article for premiere pro; there are others.

For gaming, intel 9th gen K suffix processors have a slight edge for gaming, but, ryzen 3000 is now close to intel, to the point that you can pick either for gaming
 

dorsai

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What is the best cpu for medium - heavy photoshop and light - medium streaming/gaming??

Would also be nice if you could suggest a mobo to go with it.

Ryzen 3700x paired with a solid x570 board like the mid level MSI MPG x570 Gaming Edge WIFI...you might have enough to snag 16gig of ddr4 3200 and stay in the 600 dollar range
 
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Ryzen 3700x paired with a solid x570 board like the mid level MSI MPG x570 Gaming Edge WIFI...you might have enough to snag 16gig of ddr4 3200 and stay in the 600 dollar range
What about the new ryzen 3rd gen coming out in september. should i wait for that?
 
Stick with an ATX mid-tower ...; going smaller adds hundreds of dollars to a build normally, complicates cooling , PSU /mainboard options (adding money to all), all to save ~5" in case height and 6" in length. (Is 17" tall and 18" long , dimensions of a 'normal Corsair 100R btw, really too big?)
 
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Here is the build I just did. I game and play around with photoshop and paint.net. And if I'm playing a slower paced game sometimes I'll watch something too. I had the same budget as you. However, mine did not include the HDD (not sure how much space you need) and I have 32GB of RAM. Also regarding the 5700XT, I don't have mine yet because I am waiting for the aibs to release their cards in a few weeks.

FWIW I am very happy with my part choices.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($329.00 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($199.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.85 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($399.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1456.58
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-05 20:56 EDT-0400
 
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Stick with an ATX mid-tower ...; going smaller adds hundreds of dollars to a build normally, complicates cooling , PSU /mainboard options (adding money to all), all to save ~5" in case height and 6" in length. (Is 17" tall and 18" long , dimensions of a 'normal Corsair 100R btw, really too big?)
no not really
 
The 9900K is still the best for Photoshop and beats out the 3700x in gaming, although AMD is really darn close with intel now in gaming. But give this a watch as they explain AMD vs Intel
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikBYHYsdhhE


AMD starts to take the lead when streaming and gaming at the same time because of the extra cores. But if your primary goal is Photoshop then gaming i would stick with intel.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GmJDpG
 

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