Performance Photography Computer

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5060506946832

£1,219.00 (inc VAT)

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  • Contour L03 Silent Workstation Chassis
  • Intel Core i5-11600K 3.9GHz 6 Core CPU
  • Gigabyte Z590 AORUS Elite AX ATX Motherboard
  • PNY Quadro T600 4GB NVidia Professional GPU
  • 32GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory (2x16GB)
  • 2 x 500GB WD Blue SN550 NVME M.2 SSD
  • 4TB Seagate BarraCuda 3.5″ Hard Drive
  • Be Quiet Pure Rock 2 Low Noise CPU Cooler
  • Contour 500W High Efficiency ATX PSU
  • Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with the Motherboard
  • 24x SATA Internal DVDRW with M-Disk
  • Integrated Sound Card On The Motherboard
  • Microsoft Windows® 11 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 chassis offers excellent potential for installing additional drives while keeping your high performance PC components cool and silent.  The quality of the chassis is noticeable by the use of heavy duty metalwork and high quality plastics.  This chassis can accept a total of 4 SATA drives by providing capacity for 2 x 3.5″ drives and 2 x 2.5″ drives. Also, the motherboard we use can support up to 3 x M.2 high-performance SSDs so in total you can use seven storage drives in this system.  We have specified the system with dual 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD drives which will be configured as the primary and secondary storage drives.  The primary drive should be used for your OS and program files, the secondary drive is ideal for use as your Lightroom catalogue and your working ‘scratch’ area to boost performance for your ‘work in progress files’.  This PC also includes 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 3.5″ hard drive, a high performance M.2 NVMe SSD drive and two further 2.5″ SSD 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 Z590 chipset which provides greater PCIe lane bandwidth for heavy duty data throughput.  There are also more high speed USB ports provided and the board can support RAID for multiple hard drive configurations.

 

The professional workstation NVidia Quadro T600 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 CPU cooler is upgraded to the Be Quiet! Pure Rock 2 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 11th Generation Intel processor.  These processors offer a leap in performance over the 9th and 10th generation by providing higher IPC across the entire range.  IPC stands for ‘instructions per clock’ and is a measure of how much work the processor can get through at a given clock speed.  Performance increases will depend on the software you are using, but there will be greater benefits in more complex tasks.  Performance can be as much as 20% higher than the equivalent 10th generation Intel processor.  Don’t be put off by the Core i5 branding, the i5-11600K performs almost exactly the same as the Core i7-11700 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 CPU cores, so you won’t see value from installing processors with more than 6 cores.  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 i5-11600K processor for this system, it’s a six-core processor with a 3.9GHz base frequency but with a turbo clock speed of 4.9GHz 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 11th Generation Processor

Understated and professional chassis

Contour L03 Silent Workstation Chassis view from the front left top showing IO ports

Dual High Performance SSDs

WD Blue SN550 M.2 NVMe SSD Angle

Pro Workstation Graphics

Specification

Processor

  • Intel Core i5-11600K 3.9Ghz Six Core CPU
  • 12 Processor Threads
  • Max Turbo Frequency 4.9Ghz
  • Cache: 12MB
  • Be Quiet! Pure Rock 2 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

  • 2 x 500GB WD SN550 NVMe M.2 SSD
  • One of the above SSD loaded with windows 10
  • 3 x M.2 sockets, 1 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
  • 1 x Optical Bay, 0 free

Software

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

Chipset

  • Intel Z590 Chipset

Display Outputs

  • 4 x mini-DisplayPort
  • Supports up to 4 monitors at once
  • Supports HDCP

Graphics

  • PNY Quadro T600 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 ALC1220-VB Audio Chip on the motherboard
  • Audiophile Grade WIMA Capacitors, Hi-Res Audio certified

Input Devices

  • No Keyboard or Mouse Included

Wired Networking

  • 1 x Realtek® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1 Gbit/100 Mbit)

Wireless Networking

  • Intel Wireless-AX AX201 via CNVi Module
  • Speeds up to 2400mbps
  • Bluetooth 5.1

Power Supply

  • 500 watts
  • Over 82% efficiency

Dimensions

  • Height: 467mm
  • Width: 205mm
  • Depth: 460mm

Interfaces

  • 3 x USB 2.0 Port (1 front, 2 rear)
  • 5 x USB 3.2 Port (2 front, 3 rear)
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port (2 x Type-A at the rear)
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 x 2 Port (1 rear)
  • 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • 6 x Audio Jacks at the rear including S/PDIF Out
  • 2 x Audio Jacks at the front
  • 4 x mini DisplayPort 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)
  • 1 x PCI-e x 1 Slots, 1 free

Case

  • Contour L03 Black Silent ATX Case
  • Pre-installed low noise Black 120 mm fan
  • Space for 2 additional fans at the front
  • Space to accept 120 or 240 mm liquid coolers

Warranty

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

Additional information

MemoryRAM:
Display SpecificationsGraphics Ports: Mini Display Port
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MotherboardWired Network Connection: Ethernet Port
PC Audio: High Definition Audio 7.1
Wireless: Wireless & Bluetooth
GraphicsPC Graphics:
Graphics Ports: Mini Display Port
PC Monitors Supported: 4 x monitors
Storage DrivesStorage Capacity: 4TB and above, 500GB
Storage Type: HDD, M.2 NVMe SSD
SoftwareSoftware:
Power SupplyPower Supply: 500W
5.25" External DriveDVD Drive: DVDRW
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