Performance Photography Computer

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38701 - Built to order 7 - 10 days

£1,250.00 (inc VAT)

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Intel Core Family 9th Generation *updated April 2019*

  • Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 Silent Tower Case
  • Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7/4.6GHz Six Core CPU
  • MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC ATX Motherboard
  • Radeon Pro WX3100 4GB Workstation Graphics Card
  • 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666Mhz Memory
  • 256GB ADATA SX8200 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 512GB ADATA SX8200 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 4TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard Drive
  • Be Quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler
  • 500W High Efficiency PSU
  • 433Mbps Wireless AC & Bluetooth 5
  • 24x SATA Internal DVDRW
  • 2 x USB 3.0 at the front
  • 2 x USB 2.0 and 2 x USB 3.1 at the back
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (1xType-C + 1xType-A) at the back
  • Supports up to 5 monitors
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home

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High performance for the professional photographer starts here

Our high-performance computer range designed for the photography professional starts with this speed focused image processing system.  As a professional photographer, your time is money.  A PC that’s faster at editing your images will enable you to achieve more during the working day and spend more time doing the vital editing rather than waiting for your PC to catch up.  If you work in the highest quality settings with high-resolution images, especially if working with high-resolution shots in RAW format to achieve the highest quality; your search for a new workhorse PC starts here.

 

All our photography PC systems are tuned to the requirements of post-processing large image files.  The systems offer excellent performance in Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC applications.

 

The Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 chassis offers excellent potential for installing additional drives while keeping your high performance PC components cool and silent.  The quality of the chassis is a noticeable step up from the Focus I used on the lower price value plus system.  This Pure Base 600 chassis can accept a total of 4 SATA drives by providing capacity for 4 in any combination of 3.5″ drives 2.5″ drives. Also, the motherboard we use can support 2 x M.2 high-performance SSDs so in total you can use six storage drives in this system.  We have specified the system with a 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD as the primary drive for your OS and program files, a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD which is ideal for use as your Lightroom catalogue and your working ‘scratch’ area to boost performance for your ‘work in progress files’ and also a 4TB hard drive for your full image catalogue.  This multi drive setup can greatly improve performance by removing storage bottlenecks.  It is also possible to configure a further three 3.5″ or 2.5″ storage drives. To add further storage drives to your PC in the configurator, hit the ‘Add Another’ button to the right-hand side of the primary storage drive header.  Alternatively, contact us for a quote with additional storage options.

 

The motherboard used in this system is also a grade up as it uses the premium Intel Z390 chipset which provides greater PCIe lane bandwidth for heavy duty data throughput.  There are also more USB ports provided and the board can support RAID for multiple hard drive configurations.

 

The professional workstation Radeon Pro WX 3100 graphics card remains from the value plus system.  This GPU offers excellent performance due to its high quality image output circuit including support for 10-bit colour displays.  The 4GB of on-board memory is sufficient for for the majority of professional image editing tasks.  The computers power supply also gains an upgrade to 500w output and the CPU cooler is upgraded to the Be Quiet! Pure Rock air cooler.  This unit can keep the CPU running at low temperatures, even under heavy load and the fan noise is minimised through cleaver fan design.

 

We have designed the system around the new 9th Generation Intel processor.  These processors offer a leap in performance over the 7th generation by providing two additional processor cores across the entire range.  Performance increases will depend on the software you are using, but there will be greater benefits in more complex tasks.  Video editing also benefits hugely as processor core count increases, so this will be a welcome benefit to those undertaking some video work as well.  Don’t be put off by the Core i5 branding, the i5-9600K performs almost exactly the same as the Core i7-8700 processor for photography but is available at a lower cost.

 

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 system has 32GB of memory which is ideal for handling large images with multiple layers.  The 32GB of memory also enables high-resolution video editing to be undertaken on this system.  the memory operates at 2666MHz which is ideal for a photography optimised PC.

 

Applications like Photoshop don’t continue to perform better and better with additional cores, so we don’t recommend installing processors with more than 6 cores, and quad-core processors offer excellent performance.  It is essential to choose a processor with a high clock frequency as the processor frequency has more of an impact on performance than the core count.  We have chosen the i5-9600K processor for this system, it’s a six-core processor with a 3.7GHz base frequency but with a turbo clock speed of 4.6GHz and is capable of running all day under heavy workloads.  Processor turbo speeds come into effect for a limited number of the cores when the system is under heavy load.  As Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Lightroom CC can be particularly heavy on just 1 or 2 cores, the system will benefit from the higher turbo frequency.

Soundproofing on the inside of the chassis

Inside of the side panel of 100R silent

New 9th Generation Processor

Intel 9th Gen Core i5 processor badge

Understated and professional chassis

Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 ATX Workstation Chassis top front close up of case showing USB and audio ports

High Performance Solid State Storage

ADATA high performance NVMe PCIe M.2 SX8200 Pro SSD

Pro Workstation Graphics

AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Professional Workstation Graphics

Specification

Processor

  • Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7Ghz Six Core CPU,
  • Max Turbo Frequency 4.6Ghz
  • Cache: 9MB
  • Be Quiet! Pure Rock Air Cooler Installed

Memory

  • 32GB DDR4 2666Mhz RAM
  • Dual Channel – 2 x 16GB
  • Supports up to 64GB
  • 4 x DIMM sockets (2 Used)

Hard Drive

  • 256GB ADATA SX8200 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 512GB ADATA SX8200 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 2 x M.2 sockets, 0 free
  • 4TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard drive
  • 6 SATA Ports, 4 free (2 Used for DVDRW & 4TB HDD)

Optical Drive

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

Software

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

Chipset

  • Intel Z390 Chipset

Display Outputs

  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • 2 x mini-DisplayPort
  • 1 x mDP-DVI SL (passive) adapter included
  • Supports up to 5 monitors at once via DisplayPort 1.2 MST
  • Supports HDCP

Graphics

  • AMD Radeon Pro WX3100 4GB Professional GPU with 10 bit colour

Audio

  • High Definition Audio, 5.1 or 7.1 channel supporting S/PDIF output
  • Audio provided by Realtek ALC1220P Audio Chip on the motherboard

Input Devices

  • No Keyboard or Mouse Included

Wired Networking

  • 1 x Intel I219-V 10/100/1000 LAN (Gigabit)

Wireless Networking

  • Intel Wireless-AC 9462 via CNVi Module
  • Speeds up to 433mbps
  • Bluetooth 5.0

Power Supply

  • 500 watts
  • Over 82% efficiency

Dimensions

  • Height: 445mm
  • Width: 220mm
  • Depth: 492mm

Interfaces

  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard or Mouse Port
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Port (2 rear)
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Port (2 front, 2 rear)
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port (1 x Type-C & 1 x Type-A at the 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
  • 2 x mini DisplayPort on video card
  • 1 x DVI via adapter

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

 

Expansion

  • 3 x PCI-e x 16 Slots, 2 free (1 x Used for video card)
  • 3 x PCI-e x 1 Slots, 3 free

Case

  • Be Quiet! Pure Base 600 Black ATX Case
  • 1 x 140mm pre-installed fans at the front
  • 1 x 120mm pre-installed fan at the rear
  • Space for 3 additional 120/140mm fans
  • Space to accept 120/140/240/280/360mm liquid coolers

Warranty

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

Additional information

RAM

32GB

Graphics

Radeon Pro Graphics

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