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My beef with the D800 - Speed!

km6xz

St Petersburg, RU
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km6xz Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Portraits and Urban Photography Nikonian since 22nd Jan 2009
Fri 10-Feb-12 03:14 AM

If you need to upgrade processing power or throughput, you were already at the end of life of your current computer anyway. Investment in a computer is not easily amortized over traditional payback times, it is a moving performance target that every new application and use hastens the end of its suitability.

Luckily, upgrading can be less than most people assume. What is the constriction points...disk I/O, data in, processing cores, memory? A new populated motherboard is relatively cheap. Terrabyte drives can be added for less than $100. SSD drives for use in processing images are coming down all the time. A small SSD as main disk and a cheap slower large bulk storage drive would get the most bang for the buck with your current hardware. Buying a 6 month old Gamer computer off some neighbor kid would yield breathtaking speed increases, they need REAL power and upgrade often. To them, a 1 year old Gamer computer is worth nothing but will still far exceed the needs of a photographer.
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