I built this computer with that underwater orgy picture in mind. I knew it would be huge....but damn. I just finished waiting for Photoshop to unfreeze for the last 5 minutes, it gobbled up every bit of RAM I had left and was hitting my hard drives. (I have 16gb btw) But I also had a bunch of other things running which.. *looks at task manager*...took up about 5gb, so I only had about 11gb to work with. The image itself is insanely large at 14,000 x 14,000.
So, i could shrink the image OR buy more of this. It's like $40 more expensive than when I first bought it though >.<
Anyway, I'll try killing everything and see if that helps with Photoshop... Edit: I killed everything and resized the image to 12,000 x 8,000 and now Photoshop only uses 7gb so far with the same amount of layers and painting as I did before. I guess I'll stick with this and see how it goes..