[SOLVED] Should I upgrade for Photoshop??

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Hello friends,
I have a second computer in my office that I also use for Photoshop CC (always updated) but it is very slow comparing to the other pc.
I believe the problem is the hardware. I really appreciate any suggestion for upgrades. Thank you!

Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. - X79-DELUXE

ProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz
Number of Cores8
Speed3.6 GHz
Stepping7
Family06
Model2D
CPU IDBFEBFBFF000206D7

Memory 64,0 GB DDR3

1333 MHz
Slots 8 of 8
DIMM
Reserved for hardware: 61,2 MB
Available 53,9 GB
cache 9,0 GB
RAM64 GB

Video Card
Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
ChipsetGeForce GTX 760
ManufacturerNvidia
Hardware T&LYes
Total Menmory36 GB
Dedicated Memory4.0 GB
Driver Version27.21.14.5671
Vertex Shader Version5.0
Pixel Shader Version5.0
Plug and Play IDVEN_10DE&DEV_1187&SUBSYS_27683842&REV_A1
Device1187
Vendor ID10DE

Operating System
Size64-bit
Operating SystemWindows 10
Version10.0.19041
Service Pack0
Locale0416

BIOS
BIOSBIOS Date: 02/02/16 23:00:40 Ver: 48.05
ManufacturerAmerican Megatrends Inc.
 

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The RAM (64GB) is fine.
The CPU, however, is very much out of date.

If you want to continue to use actual Photoshop, then yes, you need a much newer platform.

Is the PS use a paying gig?
Do you really need actual Photoshop, as opposed to many other less CPU intensive applications?

But...the i7-3820 is still pretty outdated, and in need of replacement.
 
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The RAM (64GB) is fine.
The CPU, however, is very much out of date.

If you want to continue to use actual Photoshop, then yes, you need a much newer platform.

Is the PS use a paying gig?
Do you really need actual Photoshop, as opposed to many other less CPU intensive applications?

But...the i7-3820 is still pretty outdated, and in need of replacement.
 
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The RAM (64GB) is fine.
The CPU, however, is very much out of date.

If you want to continue to use actual Photoshop, then yes, you need a much newer platform.

Is the PS use a paying gig?
Do you really need actual Photoshop, as opposed to many other less CPU intensive applications?

But...the i7-3820 is still pretty outdated, and in need of replacement.
I see... I am a photographer and always used Photoshop. But that is the only program I use in this computer.
Can anything be kept when I replace CPU? Graphics card, Motherboard..?
Thank you for your advice!!
 

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I see... I am a photographer and always used Photoshop. But that is the only program I use in this computer.
Can anything be kept when I replace CPU? Graphics card, Motherboard..?
Thank you for your advice!!
Your current system is old enough that changing one part means changing everything else.

New CPU = new motherboard + RAM.
GPU? That's pretty old as well.
Probably needs a new PSU as well.
What specific storage drives are in this?

What is your overall budget for this?
 
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Your current system is old enough that changing one part means changing everything else.

New CPU = new motherboard + RAM.
GPU? That's pretty old as well.
Probably needs a new PSU as well.
What specific storage drives are in this?

What is your overall budget for this?
I have two 1gb ssd hds.
I believe I can spend less than 1k, as this is my second computer...
 

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I have two 1gb ssd hds.
I believe I can spend less than 1k, as this is my second computer...
Keeping your 2x SSDs, you can almost certainly build a new system for under $1k USD.

Start here, and some people will be long to build up a parts list:
 
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Keeping your 2x SSDs, you can almost certainly build a new system for under $1k USD.

Start here, and some people will be long to build up a parts list:
Thank you!! 🤗 🤗 🤗
 
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You say it's ' very slow comparing to the other pc ', may I ask what the other PC is?
The PC I work every day is:

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Intel® Core™ i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80GHz
ASrock X299 Taichi XE
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
64 Gb RAM (4x16gb)
(Corsair Vengeance CMK32GX4M2B3200C16 LPX 32GB DDR4-3200)
 

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