I will be selling my MBP mid 2015(Ati R9 M370X 2Gb) because the performance is really poor. I do stuff in PS where this top class laptop struggles So I decided I come back to Win10 and make a new pc build. Please, any ideas if I am choosing right? I need to be at 1600USD max(= 35.000CZK). I chose some components and if there is someone who would question my pick, please do that. I would like to be sure I do the right thing in choosing new components.
I will mainly use it for photo editing. LR and PS. I do a lot of brenizer shootings. Recently, I started doing small videos in PP and AE - I mean I learn those modern transitions, tracking, masking etc. The fact I ll have a new nice pc, some gaming as well. This build should serve for business purposes(photography, graphics).
- MB: ASrock B360 Pro4
https://www.amazon.com …1&sr=1-2&keywords=i7-8700 $84.01
This may be something I do not understand. Which MB would be good for me. If I should take some gaming one or a very basic one. This was recommended to me. I really dont know.
- CPU: Intel Core i7-8700
https://www.amazon.com …1&sr=1-2&keywords=i7-8700 $299.00
Yeyyy, lets have a Coffee.. Do I really need "K" version with opened multiplier and higher base frequency? 2D graphics is all about CPU so this was recommended to me.
- RAM: G.Skill Aegis 2x8Gb DDR 3000Mhz
https://www.amazon.com …kill+aegis+16gb+ddr4+3000 $182.91
Higher frequency is not a bad thing I heard. So how about this.
- GPU: Asus GTX1060 6Gb version
https://www.amazon.com …-2&keywords=asus+1060+6gb $332.41
Well I think this card will handle PS and LR easily. Well, those GPU dependent features. Also for some nice gaming not bad.
- PSU: Seasonic Focus Plus 550W
https://www.amazon.com …onic+focus+plus+550w+gold $79.90
In our forums this PSU is being recommended quite a lot.
- CASE: Fractal Design Define R5
https://www.amazon.com …=Fractal+Design+Define+R5 $157.64
I read it is quiet case. I like how it is wide. Any alternatives? I want to put some fans into the case to make the air and things flowing.
- LCD: Dell UltraSharp U2518D
https://www.amazon.com …ds=Dell+UltraSharp+U2518D $287.95
I like it is 1440p and 25". Pretty much close to the Retina. Are there better for the same price? I can stand fHD only at 15". And for sure I do not want 4k screens. It eats a lot of performance.
This is aprox. 1425 USD total. In Czechia it is a bit more expensive: 1600USD = 35.000CZK and that is my budget. If I should invest more, I really need an argument
What I do not need so far is a hard-drive. I have some 250Gb EVO 840 SSD which is really nice. I use it as a system drive and some 4TB beast I buy later. So my question is, what is your opinion on components? I like the case but I do not know if it is a good one or if I chose right the lcd monitor. Thank you for your thoughts.