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New desk top

mistagain1

New member
Hi all.


New here so please be gentle with me!! I hope I have put this in the right place.
I am looking to update my desktop. I use it for editing in Photoshop and Lightroom, emails and a bit of web wandering but that is about all.
I am looking to update/upgrade my current 5 year old imedia i5 desktop, it is very slow when working with photo's and when checking task manager the the disk is running at 100%.
So some advice from you guys rather than the clowns in PC World who are only interested in 1. selling what they have in stock, that 2. is not what is the best thing for your requirements and 3. introducing you into there crap warranty. (I don't like PC World does it show?? Lol)

Recommendations and thoughts please, I am probably not fully competent to build my own.

Thanks in advance

Trev.
 

SpyderTracks

Huntsman
Moderator
Hi all.


New here so please be gentle with me!! I hope I have put this in the right place.
I am looking to update my desktop. I use it for editing in Photoshop and Lightroom, emails and a bit of web wandering but that is about all.
I am looking to update/upgrade my current 5 year old imedia i5 desktop, it is very slow when working with photo's and when checking task manager the the disk is running at 100%.
So some advice from you guys rather than the clowns in PC World who are only interested in 1. selling what they have in stock, that 2. is not what is the best thing for your requirements and 3. introducing you into there crap warranty. (I don't like PC World does it show?? Lol)

Recommendations and thoughts please, I am probably not fully competent to build my own.

Thanks in advance

Trev.
We can advise on a pcs build where you select the components and they build it for you and ship it. If you post your max budget, then we can advise further.
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
As above, if you're looking for a system we can suggest options according to your budget and uses. Most of the users here don't work for PCS, so we have little interest in how much or little your spend with them beyond advocating for what we feel is best value. Plus you can show any of our suggestions to other people for 2nd opinions :)
 

mistagain1

New member
Hi all.


New here so please be gentle with me!! I hope I have put this in the right place.
I am looking to update my desktop. I use it for editing in Photoshop and Lightroom, emails and a bit of web wandering but that is about all.
I am looking to update/upgrade my current 5 year old imedia i5 desktop, it is very slow when working with photo's and when checking task manager the the disk is running at 100%.
So some advice from you guys rather than the clowns in PC World who are only interested in 1. selling what they have in stock, that 2. is not what is the best thing for your requirements and 3. introducing you into there crap warranty. (I don't like PC World does it show?? Lol)

Recommendations and thoughts please, I am probably not fully competent to build my own.

Thanks in advance

Trev.
Thanks for the speedy response, sorry should have said that budget is £1000-£1100 mark. Not bothered if its Intel or AMD as long as it will be good for a few years!

Thanks

Trev.
 

Oussebon

Moderator
Moderator
Possibly something like:

Case
CORSAIR CARBIDE SERIES™ 200R COMPACT GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8500 (3.0GHz) 9MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME Z370-P: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 Ti - DVI, HDMI, DP
1[SUP]st[/SUP] Hard Disk
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 32MB CACHE
1[SUP]st[/SUP] M.2 SSD Drive
250GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3400MB/R, 1500MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
NOT REQUIRED
Power Supply
CORSAIR 550W VS SERIES™ VS-550 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
PCS FrostFlow 100 Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
BullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
Browser
Microsoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 7 to 9 working days
Quantity
1

Price £1,030.00 including VAT and delivery

Unique URL to re-configure : https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/intel-z370-pc/5dMzNp5zYb/

PS benefits quite a bit from higher frequencies / single threaded performance, I believe, so in this budget level perhaps an Intel i5 would be the way to go. https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Photoshop-CC-2018-CPU-Performance-AMD-Ryzen-2-vs-Intel-8th-Gen-1136/#Conclusion

PS can also benefit from a dedicated GPU, so a 1050 ti might be reasonable. It does benefit from fast storage, so that's the case for the 970 Evo SSD. I've read it benefits from higher RAM frequencies too, so that explains the 3000MHz stuff.

If you might need USB 3.1 Gen 2 or USB Type C, then consider a motherboard like the Gigabyte Ultra Gaming.
 
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