Entry Photography PC

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5060506948348

£601.00 (inc VAT)

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  • Contender mATX Workstation Case Blue
  • AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G 3.8GHz 4 Core CPU, Radeon Vega GPU, 4.0GHz Boost
  • Gigabyte B450M-DS3H V2 mATX Motherboard
  • Standard Graphics Integrated with the CPU
  • 16GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 3200MHz (2x8GB)
  • 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVME M.2 SSD (2400MB/R, 1750MB/W)
  • 2TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard Drive
  • Arctic Alpine 23 Compact CPU Cooler
  • Contour 400W High Efficiency ATX PSU
  • 1733mbps 802.11ac 2.4 / 5GHz Dual Band PCIe Wi-Fi 5 / Bluetooth 5 Adapter
  • 24x SATA Internal DVDRW with M-Disk Support (ASUS DRW-24D5MT) Black
  • Integrated Sound Card On The Motherboard
  • Microsoft Windows® 11 Home | For delivery on or after October 5th 2021

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A value system for the amateur photographer

This system represents the first step on the ladder. Its a value focused system, only one step up from a regular desktop PC system but offers an entry to those on a budget. It offers a system which is a little over specified on storage compared with those systems you would normally find at this price point.

 

The money has been carefully spent on the components which offer the biggest performance boost and bang for buck for the amateur photographer. Anyone undertaking more heavy duty image processing tasks would be better off looking at our higher end models.

 

This system is perfectly capable of running Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC applications but the image file sizes should be kept to a small size, ideally below 200MB when in memory. Users should avoid complex transformations and multiple layers.

 

Modern commercial image processing software requires a minimum of 16GB of memory, and you will need plenty of fast storage to hold your image catalogue. This is a budget system but we have still squeezed in the required 16GB of memory.  As this is an AMD system with integrated graphics, we have used high performance DDR4 3200MHz memory in a dual channel configuration.  As these AMD systems incorporate the graphics processor within the CPU, both the CPU and GPU share the system memory bandwidth so using high performance memory will deliver significant benefits.

 

The processor is a third generation Ryzen 3 4350G quad core with a 3.8GHz frequency. The performance isn’t at all bad given the low price point as Photoshop benefits mainly from increases in processor frequency rather than multiple processor cores.

 

The Ryzen processor also provides a very respectable GPU in the form of the new AMD Radeon Vega.  The performance is similar to the NVidia GTX 1050 but the downside is that it has to rely on sharing the computers system memory.  If a discrete NVidia GTX card is used in your photography PC, you benefit from it having its own memory installed on the GPU.

 

Read our blog articles to find out more about customising your PC spec to benefit Photoshop and Lightroom.

2TB BarraCuda Hard Drive

Seagate 3.5" Hard Drive 7200rpm 2TB Barracuda

AMD Radeon Vega Graphics

AMD Radeon Vega Integrated GPU

AMD Ryzen CPU

Specifications:

Processor

  • AMD Ryzen 3 4350G 3.8GHz Quad Core CPU
  • 4 Cores, 8 Processor Threads
  • Max Precision Boost Frequency 4.0Ghz
  • Cache: 6MB
  • Arctic Alpine 23 Compact CPU Cooler

Memory

  • 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM
  • Dual Channel – 2 x 8GB
  • Supports up to 64GB
  • 4 x DIMM sockets (2 Used)

Hard Drive

  • 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVMe SSD
  • 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA 3.5″ HDD
  • 1 x M.2 slot, 0 free
  • 4 SATA Ports, 2 free (2 Used for DVDRW & 2TB HDD)

Optical Drive

  • Asus DVD Re-Writer, SATA, 24x, M-Disk Support
  • 1 x Optical Bays, none free

Software

  • Windows 11 Home 64-bit
  • Clean install, no additional software

Motherboard

  • AMD B450 Chipset
  • Gigabyte B450M DS3H Motherboard

Display Outputs

  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 1 x HDMI
  • Supports up to 2 monitors at once

Graphics

  • AMD Radeon Vega Integrated Graphics

Audio

  • High Definition Audio, 5.1 or 7.1 channel
  • Audio provided by Realtek ALC887 Audio Chip on the motherboard

Input Devices

  • No Keyboard or Mouse Included

Wired Networking

  • Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN

Wireless Networking

  • 1733Mbps Wifi & Bluetooth PCIe Card Included

Power Supply

  • 400 watts

Dimensions

  • Height: 353mm
  • Width: 182mm
  • Depth: 410mm

Interfaces

  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Combo Port
  • 4 x USB 2.0 Port (4 rear)
  • 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port (2 front, 4 rear)
  • 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • 3 x Audio Jacks at the rear
  • 2 x Audio Jacks at the front
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4 Port
  • 1 x DVI-D Port

Note the display outputs from the motherboard are disabled when a graphics card is installed.

 

Expansion

  • 2 x PCI-e x16 Slot, free
  • 1 x PCI-e x1 Slots, 1 free (1 used for wifi card)

Case

  • Contour Contender
  • Space for 1 additional 80mm/92mm fan at the front
  • Space for 1 additional 80mm/92mm fan at the rear

Warranty

  • 3 Year Return to Base parts and labour
  • 1st 30 days collect and return at our expense
  • Contender mATX Workstation Case Blue
  • AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G 3.8GHz 4 Core CPU, Radeon Vega GPU, 4.0GHz Boost
  • Gigabyte B450M-DS3H V2 mATX Motherboard
  • Standard Graphics Integrated with the CPU
  • 16GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX 3200MHz (2x8GB)
  • 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVME M.2 SSD (2400MB/R, 1750MB/W)
  • 2TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard Drive
  • Arctic Alpine 23 Compact CPU Cooler
  • Contour 400W High Efficiency ATX PSU
  • 1733mbps 802.11ac 2.4 / 5GHz Dual Band PCIe Wi-Fi 5 / Bluetooth 5 Adapter
  • 24x SATA Internal DVDRW with M-Disk Support (ASUS DRW-24D5MT) Black
  • Integrated Sound Card On The Motherboard
  • Microsoft Windows® 11 Home | For delivery on or after October 5th 2021

Additional information

MemoryRAM:
Display SpecificationsGraphics Ports: DVI-D, HDMI
ProcessorProcessor Type: ,
MotherboardWired Network Connection: Ethernet Port
PC Audio: High Definition Audio 5.1
Wireless: Wireless, Wireless & Bluetooth
GraphicsPC Graphics:
Graphics Ports: DVI-D, HDMI
PC Monitors Supported: 2 x monitors
Storage DrivesStorage Capacity: 2TB, 500GB
Storage Type: HDD, M.2 NVMe SSD
SoftwareSoftware:
Power SupplyPower Supply: 400W
5.25" External DriveDVD Drive: DVDRW
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