Background: Currently using a MacPro that’s showing it’s age, and there’s no Mac replacement from Apple that makes sense for me based on budget or capabilities.
What I do: Photoshop, Lightroom, Capture 1, and… gaming with WoW and EVEOnline. (My biggest pain points for computing tasks are imports of large quantities of images in Lightroom, generating previews, and then working with these large catalogues. Large imports means go get dinner and a movie after I start the run).
Location: SoCal, so I have access to Fry’s, Microcenter, etc.
I do NOT plan on doing anything other than very light, if any at all, overclocking. I want a rock-solid rig that I don’t have to mess with for several years once it’s assembled. Only think I would upgrade in the first few years is to replace the GPU when the next generation is out in ~18 months or so, or to add another SSD or two.
So… here’s the build I’m looking at:
I’m going with the 2070 Super as my uses just don’t have a real need for better GPU, especially since the GPU is probably the one thing that will see big gains in the next generations (PCIE4 cards?)
The other two considerations I would have here are either going with the 3950x and/or the Aorus Exterme.
(I’ve been reading the other threads about the Aorus Master, and I’m starting to get worried about digging into the PC world… but there’s also no room at the Apple inn for me either…
Thanks in advance…