Professional Photography PC



£2,925.00 (inc VAT)

  • Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 E-ATX Black Case
  • Intel Core i9-12900KF 3.7GHz 16 Core CPU
  • Gigabyte Z690 AERO G DDR5 Motherboard
  • NVidia Geforce RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6 GPU
  • 64GB Crucial DDR5 4800MHz CL40
  • 500GB Samsung 980 PRO M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • 1TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • 10TB Seagate 3.5″ Ironwolf Pro HDD
  • Corsair Hydro H100x 240mm CPU Liquid Cooler
  • Corsair RM750 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular PSU
  • Built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with the Motherboard
  • 16x Blu-Ray & DVDRW Writer (Asus BW-16D1HT)
  • Akasa Interconnect EX 5.25 Bay USB 3.0 Card Reader
  • Integrated Sound Card On The Motherboard
  • USB 3.0 PCIe Card, 2 Internal Dual Header Ports
  • Gigabyte Thunderbolt 4 Intel JHL8540 Maple Ridge
  • Microsoft Windows® 11 Home


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A high performance system for the professional photographer

Updated 15/01/2022 to the new Intel 12th Generation platform.  To return to the old SKU, click this link – 2021 Version Professional Photography PC


Our professional photography system has been designed to offer the ultimate in performance, tuned for use in Photoshop and Lightroom but also able to handle video editing and many other productivity and content creation tasks. Each component has been chosen to offer the best performance; we use our many years’ experience to choose the very best performing specification.


The new Intel Core i9-12900K CPU is the fastest available processor on the market today.  It powers through just about any task you can throw at it and really excels in content creation.  With a high 5.2GHz clock speed, it offers the best performance in Photoshop and Lightroom whilst its 16 cores and 24 threads help it power through demanding multi-tasking workloads such as video editing too.


The Gigabyte Z690 AERO G DDR5 is one of the very best motherboards available and includes just about every possible feature you could ask for.  It makes the leap from DDR4 to the new DDR5 memory which enhances all round performance by up to 10%.  This motherboard offers better audio quality, higher performance memory and far superior USB connectivity with the inclusion of 2 x USB Type-C ports, one of which supports the super high speed Gen 2×2 standard.  There are also 2 x Thunderbolt 4 and a further 2 Type-A gen 2 ports as well as 9 USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports.  In total, this PC has a staggering 19 USB ports!


The inclusion of dual Thunderbolt 4 ports enables the connection of high speed external storage devices.  If you record and store large volumes of data on an external shoot, Thunderbolt 4 storage devices are ideal storage medium.  The high performance of Thunderbolt 4 has made it a favourite of Apple MAC users so the inclusion of the Thunderbolt connectivity also allows easy transfer of content between camera, MAC and PC.


The included NVidia RTX 3060 12GB graphics card helps enable superb GPU acceleration in a growing number of effects. The 12GB video memory is able to cope with large images and offer superb performance.  It also has support for 10-bit colour for high levels of detail and colour precision. Couple this with a 10-bit capable photography monitor for superb colour accuracy and image quality.


The system retains the incredible performance of the Samsung 500GB 980 PRO boot drive.  The secondary SSD drive is where you will keep most of your work in progress images so its important to have a high performing drive.  This system also uses this best drive available on the market today for the second SSD, the Samsung 980 Pro.  These are the new generation PCIe 4.0 interface NVMe drives with the highest of transfer speeds. The storage drive is the 10TB Seagate Ironwolf Pro offering incredible performance – (24/7 rated, 5 years warranty, 300TB/year workload rating) – Register for 2yrs FREE Data Recovery on


The immensely impressive chassis with huge scope for future expansion of the system is also notable.  Its built using high quality materials and offers excellent cooling for high performance equipment.  Fans are low noise yet extremely efficient.  An excellent choice for the professional photography studio. The Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 chassis provides a professional grade workstation chassis that is clean and uncluttered. Its a true pro chassis made from the best materials and is designed to house the highest performance components and keep them cool. The inside of the chassis side panels are lined with noise isolating materials to reduce noise and vibration. We also equip this chassis with 3 x 140mm SilentWings 3 cooling fans which ensure your PC components are adequately cooled while their low noise design ensures the system remains quiet.

Huge storage capacity

Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 ATX Workstation Chassis back left angle with the sides removed showing 3.5" drive bays

Intel Core i9-12900KF

Thunderbolt 4

Card Reader Built In

Akasa Interconnect EX card reader

A high performance professional photography PC


  • Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2GHz 16 Core CPU
  • 24 Processor Threads
  • Max Turbo Frequency 5.2Ghz
  • Cache: 30MB
  • Corsair H100x CPU Liquid Cooler Installed


  • 64GB DDR5 4800Mhz RAM
  • Dual Channel – 4 x 16GB
  • Supports up to 128GB
  • 4 x DIMM sockets (4 Used)

Hard Drive

  • 500GB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD – Primary C: drive with OS loaded
  • 1TB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD – D: Drive
  • 4 x M.2 sockets, 2 free
  • 10TB Seagate Ironwolf Pro 3.5″ Hard drive (24/7 rated, 5 years warranty, 300TB/year workload rating) – Register for 2yrs FREE Data Recovery on
  • 6 SATA Ports, 4 free (2 Used for DVDRW & 10TB HDD)

Optical Drive

  • Asus BW-16D1HT Blu Ray Writer
  • 2 x Optical Bays, 0 free

Card Reader

  • Multi Card Reader – Akasa Interconnect EX
  • Support for SD Cards, Memory stick and Compact Flash
  • Provides an additional 4 x USB 3.0 ports at the front of the PC


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


  • Intel Z690 Chipset

Display Outputs

  • 3 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • Supports up to 4 monitors at once
  • Supports HDCP


  • NVidia RTX 3060 12GB GPU


  • High Definition Audio, 5.1 or 7.1 channel
  • Audio provided by Realtek ALC4080 Audio Chip on the motherboard

Input Devices

  • No Keyboard or Mouse Included

Wired Networking

  • 1 x Intel® 2.5GbE LAN chip (2.5 Gbit/1000 Mbit/100 Mbit)

Wireless Networking

  • Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  • Speeds up to 2400mbps
  • Bluetooth 5.2

Power Supply

  • 750 watts
  • Over 87% efficiency


  • Height: 585mm
  • Width: 243mm
  • Depth: 577mm


  • 4 x USB 2.0 Port (2 front, 2 rear)
  • 9 x USB 3.2 Port (6 front, 4 rear)
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port (1 x Type-C & 2 x Type-A at the rear)
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C Port (rear)
  • 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet Port
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 Ports 40Gb/s Bi-Directional Bandwidth (shared with USB Type-C)
  • 2 x Audio Jacks at the rear
  • 2 x Audio Jacks at the front
  • 3 x DisplayPort on GPU
  • 1 x HDMI on the GPU

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



  • 3 x PCI-e x 16 Slots, 0 free (1 x Used for video card, 1 x used for USB card, 1 used for Thunderbolt 4 card)


  • Be Quiet! Dark Base 900 Black ATX Case
  • 2 x 140mm pre-installed fans at the front
  • 1 x 140mm pre-installed fan at the rear
  • Space for 8 additional 120/140mm fans
  • Space to accept 120/140/240/280/360mm liquid coolers


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

Additional information

Dimensions 57.7 × 24.3 × 58.5 cm

PC Graphics

Processor Type

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Wired Network Connection

Ethernet Port, Thunderbolt


Wireless & Bluetooth

Power Supply


DVD Drive


PC Audio

High Definition Audio 7.1

PC Monitors Supported

4 x monitors

Graphics Ports

DisplayPort, HDMI


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Storage Capacity

1TB, 4TB and above, 500GB

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