My 4-1/2 year old, first generation Core i7-950 PC us struggling with 5DsR raw files, especially HDR's. The system has a Gigabyte motherboard, 24 GB memory, three RAID 1 pairs for storage, and a 512 GB SSD for the system drive. I use a Firepro 5900 for 10 bit graphics output to a NEC PA301WSV.
Does it make sense to upgrade my motherboard, or should I just get a new PC? Photo processing is my primary task but I do a little video work as well.
In either case, which CPU and motherboard do you recommend, bearing in mine that I want to maintain the three RAID pairs inside the computer?