Which kind of computer should I buy ?

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I am about to design a huge poster and I don't know which computer would be the best for it. It will be a A1-sized poster, with a 300 pixel/inches resolution, indeed the psd file may weight around 10Go with many layers. I am wondering if an Intel Core i7 with a 8Go flash memory is too much/not enough/ideal.

In the case that you were a graphist, could you please give me your opinion on the subject ? Thank you.

Louis, France
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I thing 8GB is not enought for such big images. I am not working with such big images but I thing 16-32GB could be ok.  I also recommend SSD. Photoshop scratches on disc even if has free RAM. Strong processor like i7 is good. There is a lot of things which still uses processor instead graphic card.
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I suggest 16 or 32Gb RAM would be good, and as Jaroslav says, consider an SSD drive specifically for your Photoshop Scratch Disk. A PCIe SSD is the best option for speed, but more costly. The CPU is not so much of a concern. The Graphics card should be at least 2014 model, ideally 2015/2016 with 4 Gb Video RAM for smooth performance. I'd also suggest a large 4k monitor, which if you do go for that then you will need a Geforce TX 980 or above in order to have 2 of the display ports available for running the 4k screen.