« on: June 12, 2013, 05:00:13 AM »
I haven't had a issue with photoshop on any recent computer, the big thing is to have enough memory.
Dito. I used to run CS5 on a 2007 macbook: 2ghz dual core processor, 4gb ram [667mhz] and it ran great for normal photo editing, even ran ok with half a gig files with a tonne of layers, so I don't think you have to worry about building a monster PC. It ran a little slow with the liquify filter some times and you could forget about 3D but any hardware you buy now will be leaps and bounds above my old macbook, even lower end stuff.
I now have a 13" inch macbook pro: 2.5ghz i5 10gig ram [1600mh] I wouldn't call it a powerful computer but it just flies!
I was going to swap out the optical drive for an ssd but cs6 already opens up in under 3 seconds, do I need it to open any faster?
I would argue that we've reached a point now that you don't really need to worry to much about computer specs, unless your into gaming and HEAVY video/3d work.