Entry Plus Photography PC

SKU: 37217 - Built to order 7 - 10 days

£709.00 (inc VAT)

*Updated November 2018*

  • Small Tower Case
  • Intel Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad Core CPU
  • Gigabyte H310M-H mATX Motherboard
  • NVidia GTX1050 2GB Graphics Card
  • 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz Memory (2x 8GB)
  • 512GB ADATA SU800 2.5″ 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 i3-8100 processor which is the latest 8th generation processor from Intel.  In terms of raw compute performance, its only fractionally ahead of the AMD system, but 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 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 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 an entry level Core i3-8100 but still offers quad cores and a 3.6GHz 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.

 

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

Quad Core 8th Gen Processor

Value Plus Photography Computer with Intel i3-8350K Processor

512GB SSD Drive

ADATA SU800 Ultimate 2.5" SATA SSD Drive

Dedicated GTX1050 2GB GPU

VGA Card Gigabyte NVidia Geforce GTX1050

Specifications:

Processor

  • Intel Core i3-8100 3.6Ghz Quad Core CPU
  • 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 ADATA SU800 2.5″ SSD
  • No M.2 sockets
  • 2TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard drive
  • 4 SATA Ports, 1 free (3 Used for DVDRW, SSD & 2TB HDD)

Optical Drive

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

Software

  • Windows 10 Home
  • Clean install, no additional software

Chipset

  • Intel H310 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 ALC887 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
  • 8 x USB 2.0 Port (4 front, 4 rear)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Port (2 rear)
  • 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • 3 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

  • 1 x PCI-e x 16 Slots, 0 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 (1 used for the 512GB SSD)

Warranty

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

Additional information

RAM

16GB

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