There's no better performance in a coreXi vs. e.g. a current Ryzen processor. The real issue is simply potential compatibility problems, which however always come down to "bad" drivers. That works both ways, though - you could just as well buy a crooked intel system. So in effect you won't know until you actually have the machine. More RAM doesn't fix much. Yes, AE's dumb preview system may gobble it up, but it won't improve performance otherwise. That is unless you work with huge 4k/ 8k footage or VR panoramas all the time. Other than that any slowdowns, and ultimately also AE's limited GPU usage come down to how the render pipeline works. It's always bound to budge at some point and revert back to CPU rendering. Still, why should that be any reason to not get a decent card? Premiere Pro at least does use it reasonably well within the limitations of editing vs. compositing. And that's the whole point: You will never see perfectly fluid performance in AE due to how it works and what it is supposed to do. It's a completely different thing than Premiere. The rest can be seen either way. I still maintain that using SSDs for caches etc. doesn't necessarily make sense for certain workflows unless you really spend big and get robust, optimized highspeed SSDs. For AE it doesn't make much sense, anyway. Based on your description, rendering teh effects will always take longer than the file I/O, so what would be the point? Those previews won't render faster even with a spanky M2 PCI SSD...
Thanks for your answer!
I think one important point to boost my system is to split up the OS/programs and the project files/cache. In order to my old CPU the new generation will lift the workflow a little bit. I understand that this system is by far not as good as a workstation from HP. I'm asking for the little differences between different CPUs/SSDs.
Hey, here is an update:
Mainboard: Intel Z370
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K 6x 3.70GHz
RAM: 32GB DDR4 2400
GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (maybe1070ti)
SSD: 2x 250GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 2280
HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda
What do you think about this?