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  1. #1 What to upgrade if I plan to buy a Ursa mini 4.6k down the road? 
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    So I plan to buy a new camera by the end of the year but I am waiting for NAB. Here are my current PC Specs, what do I need to upgrade to do 4k editing? I would prefer to be able to edit raw 4k even if i have to do half or quarter res.

    Motherboard - X99A SLI PLUS(MS-7885)
    -Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3 3.50GHz 4-core
    -24gb ram
    -750watt power supply
    -Radeon R9 390 8gb GPU
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    It kind of depends on what software you will be using, they will often utilise different components to do the same jobs. Also budget will play a big part in the upgrade.

    Its a pretty decent setup, CPU and GPU. If anything I think the CPU may be a little on the slow side and you could use a bit more ram. Also you need to consider the drives you are using, they will be important for 4K raw, I would be looking at SSD's these days uness you are working with a lot of large/feature length projects.

    I would wait until you are about to get the camera, then get hold of some raw footage and run some tests with your software and look for bottlenecks in the performance metrics for CPU, GPU, Ram and Storage and concentrate on those.

    There are some new AMD CPU's due out soon which are supposed to outperform the current intels and should be cheaper. I have always used intel but their prices are just getting ridiculous for their top end CPU's.
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    Yes, wait until you get the shipping notice. You can buy a machine much quicker than a new camera.
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