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Photoshop + main all-around computer. ~$1000+ (Max ~$1300) Budget. Opinions?

Pudwiggle

4 months ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Pudwiggle/saved/sJj4nQ

My notes on what I want: Cpu: 3.5GHz or higher, 4-6 cores Ram: 16 GB ideal, 32-64 GB prob overkill GPU(Graphics Processing Unit): 2 GB minimum 4GB ideal of VRAM.

I need this to be primarily for working in Photoshop with larger file sizes. I hear that Photoshop likes higher clock speeds and has diminishing returns for cores, so I opted for Intel.

I am going to be using this as my main computer, for work and play. Play is less of a priority, but I wouldn't mind having some muscle for graphics as long as its within budget.

My MAIN question is if my picks fit for what I want and that the parts don't have unnecessary conflicts. I'm looking for something durable, up-gradable, and easy to clean.

This is my first build, so I'm kind of learning on the go. Thoughts?

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $264.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba - P300 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Phanteks - PH-F140SP_BK 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan $17.39 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1198.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 03:30 EDT-0400
  • Better motherboard, RAM kit and GPU
  • Faster SSD
  • Liquid cooling brigs with it more noise and maintenance, so I'd consider avoiding it
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks alot!

I assume that everything will fit? Building a computer seems like trying to construct a house without seeing any of the building materials so far.

Also, the partpicker says there are some compatibility notes:

The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.

The motherboard M.2 slot #2 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

Is this a problem?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it's not (you'll lose a few SATA ports, but since you've only got one extra device plugged in, you should be fine)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again!

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