Entry Plus Photography PC

SKU:

37217 - Built to order 7 - 10 days

£680.00 (inc VAT)

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  • Small Tower Case
  • Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6/4.2GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Gigabyte B360M D3P mATX Motherboard
  • NVidia GTX1050 2GB Graphics Card
  • 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz Memory (2x 8GB)
  • 512GB Intel 660p M.2 NVMe SSD
  • 2TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard Drive
  • Delta Copper Core Air Cooler
  • 400W High Efficiency PSU
  • PCIe Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps Wi-Fi Adapter
  • 24x SATA Internal DVDRW
  • 4 x USB 2.0 at the front
  • 4 x USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.0 at the back
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home

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A value system for the amateur photographer

This system offers a good upgrade over our entry photography system. This system uses the quad core Intel Core i3-9100F processor which is the latest 9th generation processor from Intel.  In terms of raw compute performance, its around 18% ahead of the AMD 2400G system and many professional photo and video editing software suites are better optimised for Intel than AMD. It’s still a value focused system, but with the 16GB RAM and 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD and the 2TB HDD, it now leaves a regular desktop PC system for dust.

 

One of the key upgrades in this PC system is the inclusion of the NVidia GTX 1050 2GB discrete graphics card.  Although only slightly faster than the Radeon Vega in the entry system, it is far better able to handle large volumes of data processing as it has its own dedicated 2GB of video ram on the card.  Memory bandwidth is no longer a bottleneck and users will have the benefit of being able to use all 16GB of system memory rather than being forced to allocate some for video memory.

 

The SSD drive is also a higher performance model as it uses the much higher performance M.2 NVMe technology and with 512GB of storage capacity, its over twice the size of the drive used in our Entry Photography PC.

 

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 which has 16GB of memory.

 

The processor is a Core i3-9100F offering quad cores and a 3.6GHz frequency with 4.2GHz Turbo. 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.  Don’t be put off by the Core i3 branding on this processor, the performance is very similar to the i7-7700 which was the fastest CPU for photo editing only 18 months ago.

 

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

Quad Core 9th Gen Processor

Intel Box Core i3-9100F Processor CPU

512GB SSD Drive

Dedicated GTX1050 2GB GPU

VGA Card Gigabyte NVidia Geforce GTX1050

Specifications:

Processor

  • Intel Core i3-9100F 3.6Ghz Quad Core CPU
  • Max Turbo Frequency 4.2GHz
  • Cache: 6MB
  • Delta Copper Core Cooler Installed

Memory

  • 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz RAM
  • Dual Channel – 2 x 8GB
  • Supports up to 32GB
  • 2 x DIMM sockets (2 Used)

Hard Drive

  • 512GB Intel 660p M.2 NVMe SSD
  • 1 M.2 socket, used
  • 2TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard drive
  • 4 SATA Ports, 2 free (2 Used for DVDRW & 2TB HDD)

Optical Drive

  • Asus DVD Re-Writer, SATA, 24x, M-Disk Support
  • 2 x Optical Bays, 1 free

Software

  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Clean install, no additional software

Chipset

  • Intel B360 Chipset

Display Outputs

  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x DL-DVI
  • Supports up to 3 monitors at once
  • Supports HDCP

Graphics

  • NVidia GTX 1050 2GB

Audio

  • High Definition Audio, 5.1 or 7.1 channel
  • Audio provided by Realtek ALC892 Audio Chip on the motherboard

Input Devices

  • No Keyboard or Mouse Included

Wired Networking

  • Realtek 10/100/1000 LAN

Wireless Networking

  • PCIe Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps Wi-Fi Adapter

Power Supply

  • 400 watts
  • Minimum 82% efficient
  • 85% efficient at 50% load

Dimensions

  • Height: 351mm
  • Width: 170mm
  • Depth: 365mm

Interfaces

  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard or Mouse Port
  • 6 x USB 2.0 Port (4 front, 2 rear)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Port (2 rear)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (1 Rear, red)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (1 Rear)
  • 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • 6 x Audio Jacks at the rear
  • 2 x Audio Jacks at the front
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 on video card
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b on video card
  • 1 x DL-DVI on video card

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

Expansion

  • 2 x PCI-e x 16 Slots, 1 free (1 x Used for video card)
  • 2 x PCI-e x 1 Slots, 0 free (1 obscured by video card, 1 used for wifi card)

Case

  • Contour LP-2001 mATX Case
  • Pre-installed Black 80 mm fan at the rear
  • Space for 1 additional fan at the front
  • Not compatible with liquid coolers
  • 1 x 3.5″ Hard drive bays, 0 free (1 used for 2TB drive)
  • 1 x 5.25″ bays, 0 free (1 used for the DVDRW drive)
  • 1 x 2.5″ bays, 1 free

Warranty

  • 3 Year Return to Base parts and labour
  • 1st 30 days collect and return at our expense

Additional information

RAM

16GB

Graphics

NVIDIA GTX 1050

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