Question Looking for your review on my upgrade (CPU/MB/Ram) for Camera Raw Processing

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I need to upgrade a previous build being used for occasional Photoshop (approx. once a month for raw image processing, No heavy Photoshop work).

I will be using an EVGA Geforce GTX 1650 SUPER S for this upgrade.

However, I can use the GTX1650 only when I replace (be able to buy) it with a RTX 3070 in its existing build. The only catch is new GPUs are “Sold out” everywhere.”

I am looking for recommendations

#1 Should I wait until I can upgrade the other system with existing GTX1650 Super S?

#2 Build the new system during BF sales and use it with an old GPU in the meantime (EVGA GeForce 8400 GS DirectX 10 01G-P3-1302-LR 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16)

#3 Should I get AMD RYZEN 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6 GHz instead?

CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SQBFN2D?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

MB
MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
https://www.newegg.com/msi-mag-b550-tomahawk/p/N82E16813144326?Item=N82E16813144326&quicklink=true

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GVK
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232091?Item=N82E16820232091&Tpk=N82E16820232091

GPU
EVGA - SUPER SC ULTRA GAMING NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-super-sc-ultra-gaming-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-super-4gb-gddr6-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black-silver/6412939.p?skuId=6412939&ref=212&loc=1&ref=212&loc=1&msclkid=bb59a5da4a3f18650c54fa68a48491c5&gclid=CKHBhKWEiO0CFeWTxQIdTTADGA&gclsrc=ds

M.2 (in shipment)
Samsung (MZ-V7E500BW) 970 EVO SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BN4NJ2J?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1

I will be using existing Case/PSU/Samsung SSDs/Windows 10 64 Bit (already purchased).
 

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"occasional Photoshop (approx. once a month for raw image processing, No heavy Photoshop work) "

You don't need anything huge for that. I do that same thing, with more frequency, with a several year old i7-4790k based system.
Lightroom, Paintshop Pro.

An actual GPU is advised, though.
 

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The existing Photoshop build is just really ancient even with SSDs (long overdue for replacement). It is an AMD Phenom 965/12 GB Ram/GeForce 8400. The PSU was updated to Seasonic 80+, 600 or 700 watts from few years ago (all modular).

The GTX 1650 (couple of months old) is a temporary GPU in my kid's Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 new build and this GPU will come off when we can buy new GPU to match his monitor.

I am just trying to figure out the best use of GTX 1650 for my needs, other that having it go back in the box and sit in the closet.


So I thought a newer CPU/MB/32GBR RAM/M.2 NVMe even with a temporary Ge Force 8400 might be much better than ancient AMD Phenom until we get our hands on desired GPU.

I can go either with Intel or AMD.

I am open for your recommendations.

If I can build something decent for my needs that I do not need to upgrade for many years for once a month PS use (open in camera raw, few adjustments and a filter or two or couple of layers/masks at the max) that would be just great.
 
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