Should I upgrade my system or just get a new build?

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by Kal-El, Mar 26, 2020 at 6:24 PM.

  1. Kal-El

    Kal-El New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I shoot photography (RAW, high res pics) and I use Lightroom and Photoshop. I will eventually start editing videos as well.

    The problem I have with my system is that every time I try to apply presets to my pictures, my computer crashes and I get the so called "blue screen of death".

    It's so frustrating to work even on a single picture because it lags so much and I can hear the actual pc humming harder and louder as I try to apply the presets and then it crashes.

    I want something that will allow me to work on my pictures and video editing smoothly with no lags and obviously no stupid crashes.

    I'm clueless when it comes to computers, below is my build and what do you guys recommend I should do?

    Do I need a new graphics card, a new processor, etc.?

    or do you think i need new build and if so, what kind of build would you recommend (I was thinking Intel with a $3k budget).

    If you think a new build is the way to go, can I salvage some parts from my current PC into a new one and would you recommend liquid or air cooling. I want something that'll last me for many years to come.


    MSI 990FXA-GD80 (MS-7640)

    AMD FX (TM) -8350 Eight Core Processor

    RAM 16 GB

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX760

    Air cooled

    64 bit operating system

    Primary storage 500gb

    Secondary storage 4tb

    Thanks everyone and sorry for the long rant.
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

    first of all, lets get some data from your bluescreens to see why its happening.

    Download BlueScreenView
    No installation required.
    Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
    When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
    Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
    Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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