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Lightroom and Photoshop Build (with an eye on the future)

martincregg

5 months ago

I initially spec'd this out thinking I wouldn't overclock. However, I think I'd like to have a go at that (I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS, BUT THINK IT WILL BE FUN TO TRY). Won't push too far as I don't think it really benefits the applications that I use which are Lightroom and Photoshop (correct me if I'm wrong). I know in some ways, its overkill - especially on the SSDs, which I intend to use in the following way:

  • System and Programs: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive
  • LR Catalogue: Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • Images: Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • Other files and data: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME

Would appreciate feedback on if that's a decent way to organize the drives.

Also, is the memory I selected OK for overclocking? I think I could get away with a GTX 1660TI, but went with the RTX 2060 since I think this will future proof my system better. I will be using my two existing Dell U2410 monitors.

A couple of other points (and these may be contradictory to overclocking), but I'd like to keep the noise levels down and also minimize the expelled heat into the small office space I'm in (which soon gets pretty warm if I close the door).

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $483.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $98.72 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $186.67 @ B&H
Memory Crucial 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $127.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ B&H
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $224.43 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card $364.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case $96.98 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $79.26 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2037.90
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1982.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-12 21:47 EDT-0400

Edit: I’ve changed the PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W P2 Power Supply

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

That's actually really great for Adobe, I have the CC subscription, and It's a Pain to store everything on one drive, so the spread is great.

A couple suggestions, Getting a 3900X from AMD will give you more cores. Then I'd get some faster ram (3200MHz) And a larger PSU, because you are running some high end hardware here, I recommend 650W for you maybe 750 if you really get into OC'ing

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks - I really appreciate the suggestions. With regards to the AMD 3900X, although more cores, won't it actually be slower than the Intel 9900K due to the fact that LR currently benefits from the higher clock speed? I guess it may come down to will that actually be noticeable in "real world" usage. What mobo would you recommend for the AMD CPU. I also agree on the PSU. I meant to have the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 650W.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm. depends, The 3900X has impressive clocks, and is very good at OCing with the right cooler,

Platinum really isnt worth, gold is better worth your money

AMD X570 mobo's expensive, I recommend a MSI MEg 570 or a older 450, though they may need a BIOS update.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think Adobe scales well with more cores.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s what I was thinking and why I selected the Intel processor. That said, would there really be a difference in real world usage?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

TechPowerUp came up with this, which does show the difference. (scroll down the page)

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-9-3900x-smt-off-vs-intel-9900k/3.html

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks good, but you culd make some changes

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $449.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Scythe FUMA 2 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390M GAMING EDGE AC Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $186.66 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $127.99 @ B&H
Storage Corsair MP510 480 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Corsair
Storage Corsair MP510 1.92 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $269.99
Storage Crucial MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $224.53 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $95.39 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card $379.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case $91.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix Formula Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $75.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (White) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $14.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2051.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-12 23:00 EDT-0400
  • Swapped the Samsung drives for Corsair MP510s (highest TBW, which equates to reliability)
  • Added a HDD, for mass storage
  • Cheaper PSU and CPU cooler
  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gWbwrH/seasonic-focus-gold-750w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-750fm i had no issue with the psu. and am pushing under full load atm. 650watts of it

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