The question is 'updating' or 'upgrading'?
Panny GH4 4K material requires at lot of number crunching, which translates to cores, L3 cache and memory.
Updating (still using the same CPU and mobo) can entail increasing memory to 32 GB, maybe an extra disk, but it is only marginally effective, since you still have the same number of cores and the same L3 cache.
Upgrading means a new CPU, new motherboard, possibly new memory and new video card, altogether a different price tag.
What is the budget for this update or upgrade?
If we disregard budget, a new 6+ core system would be the best approach.
Thanks for your quick reply.
Basically I want to know if it's realistic to update or to simply start over and build a new system. I think i can use some of my current hardware, but i'm not sure.
My budget is around €1000-€1500
In that case I would consider 'upgrading' to a new i7-4930K hexa core, 32 GB of RAM, add a Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB SSD and maybe a GTX 760. The newer i7-59xx would not fit the budget, because the DDR4 memory is just too costly now.
i7-4930K : € 510
Asus X79 DeLuxe mobo : € 295
32 GB memory : € 300
Samsung 850 Pro : € 305
GTX 760 : € 200
bringing the total on € 1610, including VAT.
Thank you so much for this! Really appreciate your time and effort. This is exactly what i wanted, a list of stuff to buy