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4K Photo Editing Lightroom $2500 Build

  • Budget: $2500
  • Location: US
  • Use: 4K photo editing in Lightroom
  • Peripherals Required: Monitor
  • No OS required
  • at least 7TB of storage required and expansion for more
  • does not matter how loud the system is
  • will NOT be overclocking
  • size of the case does NOT matter

Comments

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $419.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler be quiet! - PURE ROCK 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $36.35 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.59 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $259.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $259.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 960GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $208.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Enterprise 12TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $374.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB D5 6G Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Define R6 Blackout ATX Mid Tower Case $122.42 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.40 @ Newegg Business
Monitor Dell - P2715Q 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor $414.95 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2532.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-02 21:44 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $419.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler be quiet! - PURE ROCK 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $36.35 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $125.59 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $219.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $82.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - IronWolf 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $239.97 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB D5 6G Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Define R6 Blackout ATX Mid Tower Case $122.42 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.40 @ Newegg Business
Monitor BenQ - SW271 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor $989.10 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2545.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-02 21:34 EDT-0400
  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does the bottom one have a more expensive monitor? Also, thanks

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm offering 2 approaches here with different levels of emphasis on color range and accuracy. The more expensive monitor can deliver nearly the entire range of just about any color space you might want to work in, including 93% coverage of DVI-P3, and 99-100% of all the other major color space players you might want to work in. It's the sort of monitor that will come out of the box already very well calibrated and the power to make fine adjustments as needed over time.

Some people demand this sort monitor for photo/video editing, some people don't care. Depends a lot on whether you are editing for hobby/fun, or are working in a production environment where you need consistency from display to display.

I edit my raw photography from an EM1 Mark II on a 4K TV that probably doesn't offer anything particularly excellent for color range or accuracy, but isn't terrible either. I'm fine with this as it's all just for fun, and I do very little human photography, so things like getting the skin tones and the color temp just right often don't matter to me.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, ok. Thanks a lot!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I did just think of something worth considering.. For the "fancy" monitor build, it might be worth squeezing in a Radeon Pro or Quadro GPU for 10 bit color support in adobe applications.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

which radeon pro or quadro gpu should i add to the build?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point
  • The i7-9700K is generally the best CPU for Lightroom, whether you overclock or not. The i9-9900K's extra "threads" would have very little benefit.
  • The H5 universal will keep the automatic turbo clocks high and won't interfere with RAM.
  • 32GB of RAM is ideal, unless you are editing gigantic 1GB+ images you probably don't need 64GB.
  • 1TB SSD for the primary boot drive, Lightroom installation and saving projects quickly. There's not much of a performance benefit to upgrade to a faster NVMe drive for Lightroom.
  • Fast 8TB HDD for storage/archive.
  • Lightroom does not effectively utilize a high-end GPU as it stands, but I still recommend a mid-range GPU with at least 4GB of VRAM for the 4K display. A GTX 1060 6GB should fit the bill nicely.
  • The Define R6 has great cooling and lots of expansion for storage.
  • 4K IPS Monitor

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $419.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $52.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME Z390-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $219.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - MX500 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $154.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 8TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $272.57 @ Newegg Business
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING Video Card $239.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Define R6 Blackout ATX Mid Tower Case $122.42 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.10 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ - BL2711U 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor $478.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2245.81
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $2185.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-02 17:31 EDT-0400
  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you read the title? I need a 4k editing build, not a gaming one

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

how is this a gaming pc?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

144 hz monitor, 1080 ti

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

why not a high refresh rate? And just because its a good graphics card does not mean it is for gaming. It is a GRAPHICS card. For rendering graphics and videos

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I said 4k editing and u gave a 1440p monitor

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  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I said no overclocking

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok?

  • 15 months ago
  • -1 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $369.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Enermax - Liqfusion 102.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $113.99 @ Newegg Business
Motherboard MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.99 @ B&H
Memory Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $219.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team - Vulcan 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $219.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $162.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba - X300 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $164.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Gaming OC 11G Video Card $704.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC - U2879VF 28.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor $250.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2502.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-02 12:34 EDT-0400
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