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    Well, I was demanding so much of Affinity Photo in regards to Layers, Adjustments, masks, etc, etc, that my old desktop box really struggled. In fact it gave up a couple of times recently. So, we decided at the ripe old age of, almost 76, I would get a desktop with an Intel i7 9th Generation K CPU - 8 cores and 8 threads. Also, 16 Gigs of DDR4 RAM. That should not hold me back! Love the box, of which there is a photo here. Must clean off those finger marks next thing. We had put it into a new position and handled it a lot in the process, as did our marvellous IT guy. So excited! 😀
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misty View Post
    Intel i7 9th Generation K CPU 16 Gigs of DDR4 RAM. 😀
    Ahem, I've had 16GB in my old PC for er...about 8 years.......

    But it's a lovely looking PC, very nice cable management there too!! Nice to see someone taking care there....a lot don't.
    Now come on, give us the rest of the hardware specs...motherboard? HDDs? GPU? PSU?

    I used to love upgrading, I could drool over hardware sites all day long....going into a hardware shop, well, no doubt I was embarrassing......
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    looks great,

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    Nice. I've watched screeds of YT video's about building a PC, and it looks doable right up to sorting out all the cables! Then I switch off.

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    Looks great Misty, enjoy

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    Good on you Misty.Have fun with it.

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    Very cool. Nice and tidy. You will get some great work out of it for years to come.

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    Great stuff Misty. Your 9th Gen i7 sounds great!

    I have a 18 month old HP gaming laptop with an 8th Gen chip. HP 15-cx0031tx is the model. The Processor is the Intel Core i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2208 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s) It is so quick at handling 4K video editing and RAW processing.

    Enjoy using all that power because I remember the days of editing a 1hr. 1080p video and leaving the old tower running for 16 hours to process!

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    Hi piroska
    Since you asked for it - here are the total specs. Additionally I transferred two HDDs from the old tower, leaving an SSD in it for whoever buys it.

    Intel Coffee Lake Core i7 9700K 8 Core 3.6Ghz 12MB LGA
    1151 8 Core/ 8 Threads, WITHOUT Cooler

    Gigabyte H370 AORUS GAMING 3 WIFI ATX For Intel
    8th/9th Gen LGA1151,H370, 4XDDR4 DIMM, 2XM.2,
    7XUSB, 1XType C, LAN, HDMI/DVI, AC Wifi+BT, Internal
    I/O: 1XUSB3.1, 1XUSB2.0, 2X12V RGB Header, 1xTB
    Header, 1XType C Header

    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series Red DDR4 Desktop Memory
    2666Mhz (2 x 8GB) 16GB RAM CL19 1.2v
    F4-2666C19D-16GVR

    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD V-NAND, SATA III 6GB/s,
    R/W(Max) 550MB/s/520MB/s, 2.5". 7mm, 5 Years Warranty

    NZXT H510 Compact Matte White/Black ATX MidTower
    Gaming Case Tempered Glass, CPU Cooler Supports Upto
    165mm, Video Card Supports Upto 381mm, 280mm Rad
    Supported, 7X PCI Slots, Front 1X USB 3.0,
    1XType C, HD Audio, NO PSU

    Cooler Master MWE 550W 230V 80Plus White PSU MEPS
    Approved 86/88/85, Low Noise, 3 Year warrant

    Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite ML120L All in One
    Watercooling Single RGB 120 fans - Performance 120mm
    radiator MAX TDP 180W Support Intel LGA 2066 / 2011 /
    1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 1151 / 1150 / 775
    AMD Socket FM1 / AM4 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2

    Thanks everyone for your replies and words of encouragement!
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    Also, almost forgot that we transferred the graphics card from the old tower to the new. The i7 chip has strong graphics inbuilt capability anyway.

    The card is 4096MB ATI Radeon 550 Series (unknown).

    What "unknown" means, I don't know! :-)
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