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Seeking advice re possible spec for a PC to run mainly Photoshop

Hi I have attached possible Spec for a PC.
It will be primarily used for Photoshop (and some Lightroom) with occasional games but latter not important.
Some of my photoshop images are large (over 1GB) and looking to future proof when buy a new camera which is likely to have larger files and thus Photoshop files even bigger.
Preferably reasonably quiet system sought.

Logic of hard drives /M2 is that Samsung fast for OS and Applications, second M2 cheaper but allows fast processing of recent images whilst the mirrored hard drives will protect the older material. (Also backed up elsewhere.)

Have gone for aircooled as want minimal maintenance and truthfully know little about the watercooled systems

Cost is an issue and any advice would be gratefully received.

Also does anyone know
a) If one of the mirrored disks fail - how do you know?
b)to replace must it be identical or just same size
c)Looking to also get a 10 bit monitor - I understand that new Nvidia studio driver means 1660Ti will now work at 10 bit in Open GL for photoshop ( was only Quadro cards before) - Am i understanding this right?

many thanks for your help.


Case
FRACTAL DEFINE R6 BLACK QUIET MID-TOWER CASE
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9700K (3.6GHz) 12MB Cache

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Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME Z390-P: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (4 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
6GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1660 Ti - HDMI, DP - GeForce GTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
8TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 5400RPM, 256MB CACHE
2nd Storage Drive
8TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 5400RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive
2TB INTEL® 660p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 1800MB/sR | 1800MB/sW)
RAID
RAID 1 (MIRRORED VOLUME - 2 x same size & model HDD / SSD)
DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Noctua NH-U14S Ultra Quiet Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS 802.11 AC1750 1,300Mbps/5GHz, 450Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Genuine Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
Windows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Supplied on USB Drive
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft® Office® 365 (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Google Chrome™
Keyboard & Mouse
ASUS Cerberus Keyboard & Mouse Bundle
Warranty
3 Year Gold Warranty (2 Year Collect & Return, 2 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
 

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It's tricky. For your uses, you might actually benefit from the more than 32gb RAM.

If the archived material is also backed up elsewhere, drop the 2nd HDD.

Besides, RAID isn't really the best backup strategy anyway.

Are you sure you need a 2TB SSD for recent images?

I'd ideally suggest the 9900k CPU, a better motherboard, and a better quality PSU (TXm series).
 
It's tricky. For your uses, you might actually benefit from the more than 32gb RAM.

If the archived material is also backed up elsewhere, drop the 2nd HDD.

Besides, RAID isn't really the best backup strategy anyway.

Are you sure you need a 2TB SSD for recent images?

I'd ideally suggest the 9900k CPU, a better motherboard, and a better quality PSU (TXm series).
Hi thanks
If I drop the second hdd, raid and second Ssd to take up your suggestions which motherboard would you suggest?
Could also swap to 7200rpm harddrive if you think a good idea.

Is the air cooling ok or would you suggest water cooler and if so which one.

Finally do you know the answer to question c

Many thanks for your help. 😀
 
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