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  • Upgrade Recommendations for Creative Cloud

    Posted by Nick Karner on April 15, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    Hello all! I’m looking to expand my horizons beyond Pro and go for the entire Creative Cloud from Adobe.

    I’ve put some of the specs for my current set up below, but I’d love some recommendations for specific gear from you experts out there. Not saying money’s no object and it would be tacky to say how much I’m willing to spend, but my brother-in-law is an ace computer guy, so he’s going to build the PC once I tell him what to put in there, so if what I’ve got isn’t going to give me optimal results, I’ll shell out the dough.

    I only use Premiere on the current one and I find the playback and response times to be a little sluggish even after clearing cache and exiting other programs, so any advice is most welcome since I feel like what I’ve got just isn’t quite good enough. Thanks in advance.

    Windows 10

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.00 GHz

    16GB of RAM

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti.

    100GB SSD (I use an external hard drive for cache).

    Eric Santiago replied 2 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Mads Nybo jørgensen

    April 15, 2024 at 9:53 pm

    Hey Nick,

    There are plenty of posts on the COW about hardware.

    I am myself mainly using PC for work, except the odd FCPX job on Mac.

    The specs that you are listing are IMHO far too low for professional work. If you are looking to go full in with the whole of the Creative Cloud.

    My advice would be:

    Minimum 64GB Ram.

    1TB SSD drive for boot and Software + 4TB SSD drive for media etc.

    NVidia is whatever you can afford, but try factor in one of their new ADA cards.

    Processor; Intel is a good choice. But are you just playing back video, or will you be doing Compositing / After Effects?

    As suggested, there are plenty of recent articles around – you’ll find that we all have different opinions depending on the work we do. But if your brother can build you something that is easy to upgrade, start out low, and upgrade when stuck.


  • Eric Santiago

    April 16, 2024 at 2:58 pm

    Yep more ram and a lot of internal HD is a must.

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