Getting the PCspec right

Trialling PureRAw and impressed. Problem is on my PC it takes 8 minutes a picture. Other PC issues so time for a new one. After doing some investigation, I am toying with the spec below. Is there anybody who could comment on whether this looks a good fit for Pure RAW. Anything that is under or over specd. Thanks in advance.

  • Case
  • MSI MAG VAMPIRIC 100R ARGB Mid Tower Gaming Case
  • Motherboard
  • MSI A520M-A PRO AMD A520 Chipset (Socket AM4) Micro-ATX Motherboard
  • Processor
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six-Core Processor
  • CPU Cooling
  • AMD AM4 Wraith Stealth Cooler up to 65Watts - Ryzen Socket - No LED
  • Memory
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit
  • Graphics
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX1660 Super 6GB Graphics Card
  • M.2 Storage
  • 1 x WD Blue? SN550 1TB NVME PCI-e Gen 3 Solid State Drive (Read 2400MB/s | Write 1950MB/s) - Added
  • Hard Disk Storage
  • 1 x WD Black 2TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATA 6 Gb/s 164MB/s 7200rpm - Added
  • PSU
  • Reign Approved ATX 500W Power Supply
  • Wireless Networking
  • TP-LINK TL-WN881N 300Mbps Wireless-N PCIe Adapter
  • Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home Advanced

Unit price £1076.98 inc

Sub total £1076.98 inc

I can comment on these components, Trevor;

The 500W power supply will give you plenty of options for powerful GPUs … but, it’s also gunna consume a lot of electricity = £s - - A 400W PSU is probably plenty enough, and will be more efficient.

I’ve just installed a Nvidia GeForce GTX1650 4GB Graphics Card - and it’s performing very nicely. PhotoLab is spitting out images processed with DeepPRIME at ~18secs per image (as average of batch of 3 exported images).

John M


To accompany the fast M.2 NVMe (for OS and programs), maybe you check for reliable and less noisey / less hot 5.400 rpm WD Red NAS instead of WD Black with 7.200 rpm.

Aside M.2 NVMe, I use a 8 TB (partitioned) WD80EFZX internally and for backup WD20EFRX / WD40EFRX externally (ICY BOX IB-366Stu3+B). – To circumvent the external USB3-connection, when copying really big archives, the machine is equipped with ICY BOX IB-170SK-B to directly insert a 3.5" HD (exchange when system down!).

also check here PL4 computer specs compared to PL3? - #38 by Wolfgang

have fun, Wolfgang

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Will it necessarily be more efficient? It hasn’t been my experience that a higher-wattage PSU always consumes more electricity than a lower-wattage one. The wattage is a measurement of maximum load, not actual load. (I monitor actual power consumption of my computer using a UPS with voltage regulation and monitoring capabilities.)

OK - I’ll cede to your experience on this, Greg … I was making an assumption.


Thanks for the feedback. Salesman has just talked me into buying a 3060 graphics card so I should fly