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  • Photo editing build : Budget 750

    Hi I am looking for a photo editing PC. I use lightroom and photoshop cc 2017 and I do other tasks whilst I am editing. I dont ever play games,so the PC is purely for photo editing ( once in a blue moon video editing too ) I am planing to use the power supply I have right now,and I dont need HDD.So I am looking for:

    -CPU
    -GPU
    -RAM
    -Motherboard

    Any advice is highly appreciated.Thank you all very much in advance.

  • #2
    Hi, thanks for the useful overview as to what you're planning to do. I've done some reading up and it appears Photoshop CC doesn't benefit massively under AMD Ryzen architecture - in fac the i5 8600K looks like very decent performance and some level of future-proofness for very reasonable value.

    https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/ar...i3-8350K-1057/

    What's also interesting is you don't need a massively capable GPU either.

    I would suggest the below;
    CPU - i5 8600K 6 core - currently on superspecial at 225
    GPU - Asus GTX 1050Ti 4GB - slightly more VRAM will probably be useful in video editing. Currently on superspecial at 143
    Mobo - Gigabyte Z370 HD3P - latest chipset, USB-C on the back (and it's USB 3.1 gen2 speed), plus an M2 PCI-E x4 for fast future storage. Currently 133

    From the article it suggests that Photoshop is a RAM hoarder, but also loves SSDs. So if you don't have an SSD, get something like this;
    https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=62666 and then add 16GB 2400MHz RAM - or if you have extra Xmas money then how about this? https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=66940

    Otherwise 32GB - https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=68749
    As your CPU is OEM you'll also need a heatsink - depends if you're planning to OC, if not then something like this should be fine: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=67843

    Let us know your thoughts and we can adjust as necessary.
    Gaming :: Intel Core i7 5820K, Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5, Gigabyte GTX1070, 16GB Crucial 2400MHz DDR4, Corsair H100, BlackGold BGT3620 DVB-T2, Dell U2410, Fractal Arc Midi R2, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB, WD Red 4TB, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Logitech X-230, Seasonic X-650, G900, G510s, 10 Pro x64
    Work :: Dell Precision M6800, Intel Core i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, AMD FirePro M6100, 17" 1920x1080, 10 Pro x64

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    • #3
      Hi Nick

      Thank you so much for the amazing info,I really appreciate your time and effort. I had no idea about the Ryzen and Photoshop problems,I am so glad you told me. I dont mind spending the whole 750 as I spared that budget for the pc,plus I will probably sell the old parts on other websites. so

      -Would it be better to get an i7 instead ?
      -Shall I get a half decent graphics card just incase Adobe decides to use the graphics card more suddenly?

      Again,thank you so much for the help.I will get them all just after Xmas

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      • #4
        You're very welcome!
        - i7 might be a bit faster but I think it's going to be a case of diminishing returns and decreasing value for money. Personally I'd stick with the i5.
        - Same with the graphics card - unless you change your mind and are going to pick up gaming, a GTX 1050Ti will provide more than enough oomph to accelerate both Photoshop and Premier from what I've seen.

        It probably sounds boring but if you do have any extra cash left over, I'd definitely make sure you go for 32GB 2400MHz RAM (prices keep increasing and aren't showing any sign of stopping - this is probably the thing I would buy first, even if you have a bit of a delay getting other components) and/or a bigger SSD, as it means you'll be able to edit more/bigger photos/videos in a faster time - I am very confident this will make significantly more difference per than a further CPU or graphics upgrade beyond what I've suggested above.

        Let us know what you end up going for!
        Gaming :: Intel Core i7 5820K, Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5, Gigabyte GTX1070, 16GB Crucial 2400MHz DDR4, Corsair H100, BlackGold BGT3620 DVB-T2, Dell U2410, Fractal Arc Midi R2, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB, WD Red 4TB, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Logitech X-230, Seasonic X-650, G900, G510s, 10 Pro x64
        Work :: Dell Precision M6800, Intel Core i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, AMD FirePro M6100, 17" 1920x1080, 10 Pro x64

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        • #5
          Hi Nick,
          Hope you had a lovely Chrtstmas,Thank you very much for your help again,I really appreciate it.I have created a wish list,would you be able to check the compatibility and see if I can cut down anything from anywhere please? I have also found another processor in the open box section I will list it here too,please let me know which is better,I will look forward to hearing from you.Hope you have a good new year.

          https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/XgGv...0t6KLGcRnFDQ,,

          Open box processor.:


          https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=62936

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          • #6
            Happy new year to you all I just wanted to add one last thing,I dont ever play games,so maybe a cheaper card?

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            • #7
              Anybody?

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              • #8
                Hey - apologies for the delay!

                In terms of a cheaper graphics card, you could probably go for a GTX 1050, but considering the Ti isn't much more expensive and a 4GB version has more VRAM (which helps with any video editing you may do) I personally would stick with that. However, if you do want to save a little money that might be a good way forward.

                With the list, looks pretty good - you have two cases currently in the list so removing one will save you some money. If you need a GTX 1050 then this EVGA here should be fine and save you about 40. The only thing to bear in mind is if you are going for the OEM processor it won't come with a heatsink, so just check if you do have one already that it's got a mount for socket 1151 (think 1155/1156 are also compatible if it says that).

                Finally the open box processor - it's actually 4 generations old so I personally would steer clear, as you'll need to invest in a more expensive and much rarer X79 motherboard, as they are now obsolete.
                Gaming :: Intel Core i7 5820K, Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5, Gigabyte GTX1070, 16GB Crucial 2400MHz DDR4, Corsair H100, BlackGold BGT3620 DVB-T2, Dell U2410, Fractal Arc Midi R2, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB, WD Red 4TB, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Logitech X-230, Seasonic X-650, G900, G510s, 10 Pro x64
                Work :: Dell Precision M6800, Intel Core i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, AMD FirePro M6100, 17" 1920x1080, 10 Pro x64

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                • #9
                  Thanks a lot for the reply Nick,I was just trying to add things and remove things,playing with the list a little bit.I now only have one case and I will stick with the 4gb graphics card then.In terms of the processor,shall i not get the i7 8700 instead of the i5 8600k? Would you be able to advice a heatskin as well please?Thanks so much for your help

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                  • #10
                    I just added a cooler to the list now.

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                    • #11
                      No problem - yes completely understand, it's good to have a play! Glad you've got a 500GB SSD and 32GB RAM, think they will both help massively, and for the extra few quid I think the 4GB 1050Ti is sensible. It might be worth just checking if there are any superspecials if you are planning to buy today specifically - so for instance the RAM is 275 here https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...roductId=68749 which could pay for you going i7 instead...

                      With the CPUs, I think it comes down to a question of value... the original article I linked you to in terms of Photoshop performance suggests the i7 is
                      3% faster on HDR creation
                      20% faster on Photomerge
                      8% faster on General Actions

                      And the i7 8700 is about 27% more expensive than the i5 8600K (plus the latter can be overclocked in the future potentially). For me I'm not sure it's worth the extra cost, but if you use Photoshop as your job or spend a lot of time on it then it probably would be worth the extra investment - ultimately I doubt you'll be disappointed with either!

                      For the heatsink try this: https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Comp...roductId=67843 - just make sure it's not too tall for whatever case you end up going for...
                      Gaming :: Intel Core i7 5820K, Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5, Gigabyte GTX1070, 16GB Crucial 2400MHz DDR4, Corsair H100, BlackGold BGT3620 DVB-T2, Dell U2410, Fractal Arc Midi R2, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB, WD Red 4TB, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Logitech X-230, Seasonic X-650, G900, G510s, 10 Pro x64
                      Work :: Dell Precision M6800, Intel Core i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, AMD FirePro M6100, 17" 1920x1080, 10 Pro x64

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                      • #12
                        Thank you so so so much again for the super fast reply. I really do appreciate your time.I will order them today I think,I cant seem to be able to do much work on my PC at the moment. I have just updated the list and it is the final I think,is everything compatible you think?IF so I will probably go ahead Thank you

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                        • #13
                          Looks great to me yep everything definitely looks compatible, assuming you can reuse your current power supply. Good luck!
                          Gaming :: Intel Core i7 5820K, Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5, Gigabyte GTX1070, 16GB Crucial 2400MHz DDR4, Corsair H100, BlackGold BGT3620 DVB-T2, Dell U2410, Fractal Arc Midi R2, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB, WD Red 4TB, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Logitech X-230, Seasonic X-650, G900, G510s, 10 Pro x64
                          Work :: Dell Precision M6800, Intel Core i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, AMD FirePro M6100, 17" 1920x1080, 10 Pro x64

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                          • #14
                            Thank you,just one thing,when i add the super special items on they go back to the normal price

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                            • #15
                              Hmm that's weird - may be easier to call up, direct whoever answers to this thread and ask if they can put through the superspecial prices...
                              Gaming :: Intel Core i7 5820K, Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5, Gigabyte GTX1070, 16GB Crucial 2400MHz DDR4, Corsair H100, BlackGold BGT3620 DVB-T2, Dell U2410, Fractal Arc Midi R2, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB, WD Red 4TB, Creative SoundBlaster Z, Logitech X-230, Seasonic X-650, G900, G510s, 10 Pro x64
                              Work :: Dell Precision M6800, Intel Core i7 4800MQ 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM, Samsung 850 Pro 128GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, AMD FirePro M6100, 17" 1920x1080, 10 Pro x64

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