I'm a keen amateur photographer hoping to make additional income from it in the not too distant future. I mainly edit in Adobe Lighroom and need a new PC that will last me some time...
I'm not too in touch with the tech side of PC's, but have been reading up a bit and put the below together for my budget of ~£2,000. I've save up for a number of months/years, so want to make the most of it...
Any help would be appreciated - I'm not too sure about certain things, and fundamentally, don't know if I should get a 3930k or 2700k CPU to start off with! (Ideally I'd like some degree of future-proofing, as I ca't afford to buy a new PC every two years, so this will hopefully last me up to 5 years - my current Dell has been going for almost 6 now, but it's starting to show).
Some other things I'm left to ponder!
I'm assuming I'll see a benefit of using an SSD, but is this something I can live without?
RAM - I've read (somewhere) the 3930k uses 1600MHz RAM, will there be any benefit over the slower 1333Mhz?
I think the GTX 560 Ti is a mid-range card (not sure), but is there anything cheaper I can settle on that will do the same job?
...and back to my first problem - do I downscale to a £1700 2600k system (with the other components the same) and have £300 spare for a new lens!? I'm guessing the different chipset? will make it harder to upgrade compared the the LG2011?
Thanks for any help you can give... I'll be ordering this week if all goes well!
CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 650D GAMING CASE
Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-3930K (3.2GHz) 12MB Cache
ASUS® P9X79: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011
16GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS QUAD-DDR3 1600MHz X.M.P(4 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card 1.25GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti 448 CORE (BETTER THAN 2GB VERSION!)
1st Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON HYPERX SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)
2nd Hard Disk 2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
3rd Hard Disk 2TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD2002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
RAID 1 (MIRRORED VOLUME - 2 x same size & model HDD / SSD) (£9)
10x LG BLU-RAY RE-WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£59)
600W Quiet 80 PLUS Quad Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£59)
TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£39)
Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ Xtreme Audio (£32)
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£146)
6 Socket Compact 2M UFO Surge Protector + Auto Power Off Function (£19)
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Price: £1,984.00 including VAT and delivery.
Configure Here: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...-2011-extreme/