Question upgrade advice wanted

andred280980

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Hi All,

As its been a few years I think its time for an upgrade, mainly MMO Gaming + Photoshop ( image merging, panoramic merging etc). I tend to find the only time my current system struggles is when using image rendering softwere for image merges etc..
Below is my current hardware setup, looking online Im guessing the makor upgrade would be the RAM, maybe up to 4MHz DDR4 stuff, the GPU. MB + CPU still look relatively current?

  • Gainward GeForce GTX 1070 PHOENIX 8192MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
  • Crucial MX300 525GB SSD M2 2280 6Gbps 3D Nand Solid State Drive
  • Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
  • Kingston Fury Black 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C15 2400MHz Dual Channel
  • Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz (Skylake) Socket LGA1151 Processor

Your thoughts are appreciated.

Regards,
Andy.
 

maxamillionfeettall

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The thing about PS, is that it will use everything it has access to, whether it be 4 cores or 18 cores. So even if you were to get a new board and a 9900k, the system will still be swamped unless you change core affinity to stop PS from using all the cores. 4000Mhz memory may help as well, but that's a steep $400+. The 6700k is still a fine cpu with what your running, it's pretty low on core count, but should be fine for most things.
 

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