Greetings. I've decided to ditch my laptop for photo editing and build a PC.
What I have is a 3.6 GHz 2600k i7, 16 GB DDR3 1333 RAM
OS installed to 128 GB SSD on SATA III
Data/photos on 3x 2 TB 7200 RPM drives (only operates at SATA II speeds due to controller... ) in a RAID5
GTX 550 TI, 750 watt power supply.
Thing is, I got the RAM for free because the person did not ring it up, and my board supports faster RAM... Would I see any benefit in photoshop/Lr in using 24-32 GBs of 1600 DDR3 as opposed to a mere 16 GBs of 1333 RAM?
I've also gone ahead and set my page file down to just 1 GB in size, to save writes to the SSD and get precious little space back.