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Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby WalterWhite » Apr 27th, 2017, 10:11 am

Did a few searches through the previous topics, and couldn't find much relating to locally built desktop computers. Looking for recommendations on who to contact regarding building a new computer. Photo editing is a major priority, looking to maximize components for running LR and PS CC. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby TylerM4 » Apr 27th, 2017, 10:20 am

WalterWhite wrote:Did a few searches through the previous topics, and couldn't find much relating to locally built desktop computers. Looking for recommendations on who to contact regarding building a new computer. Photo editing is a major priority, looking to maximize components for running LR and PS CC. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.



So your most demanding task will be photo editing?

2D photo editing is something that even a basic PC should have no problem doing nowadays. Min specs for Photoshop should be all you need. Generally - It's not until you get into video or 3D editing that you need to worry about PC performance.

What exactly are you looking for reccomendations on? Spec? Manufacturer? Or just suggestions for what's currently on sale that would do the job?

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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby kgcayenne » Apr 27th, 2017, 12:46 pm

I went with a Certified Data machine from London Drugs (no sponsor bloat ware), it has an i7 Skylake processor, 1TB hard drive (I may at some point get an SSD for the OS), it came with 8GB RAM, but I immediately added another 8GB, and I can give it 16GB more if I want. I will be considering a dedicated video card at some point. It has a 650W power supply, and a roomy motherboard for future upgrades. I paired it with an IPS monitor and use ColorMunki calibration to get accurate colours relative to ambient light.

I can run LR CC smoothly... I absolutely love it for being snappy and quick.
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby Bsuds » Apr 27th, 2017, 2:39 pm

Newegg, NCIX, Tiger Direct

To name a few. It's probably where most places get their parts anyway.

If nothing else it would give you and idea of what it should cost.

If you get the parts it's not that difficult to put one together.

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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby WalterWhite » Apr 27th, 2017, 4:22 pm

TylerM4 wrote:
WalterWhite wrote:Did a few searches through the previous topics, and couldn't find much relating to locally built desktop computers. Looking for recommendations on who to contact regarding building a new computer. Photo editing is a major priority, looking to maximize components for running LR and PS CC. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.



So your most demanding task will be photo editing?

2D photo editing is something that even a basic PC should have no problem doing nowadays. Min specs for Photoshop should be all you need. Generally - It's not until you get into video or 3D editing that you need to worry about PC performance.

What exactly are you looking for reccomendations on? Spec? Manufacturer? Or just suggestions for what's currently on sale that would do the job?


Lol - there's nothing basic to photo editing anymore :) Lightroom has become a huge memory hog, and to use both LR and PS at the same time is simply not possible. I currently have a 5 year old ASUS gaming platform with 4Gb RAM and Intel Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2 Ghz - and if LR is in use the rest of the pc is basically at a standstill. Even after shutting down LR the system takes about 10 minutes to fully get back to what I consider standard operating speed. If a web browser is open, LR pretty much comes to a standstill. Previous versions of LR performed fairly well, but with each new release the reaction time of my pc got less and less. It's at a point now where it's infuriating. Greatly appreciate the suggestions. What I was specifically after is recommendations for a custom build locally.
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby WalterWhite » Apr 27th, 2017, 4:24 pm

Bsuds wrote:Newegg, NCIX, Tiger Direct

To name a few. It's probably where most places get their parts anyway.

If nothing else it would give you and idea of what it should cost.

If you get the parts it's not that difficult to put one together.


Thx Bsuds - I'm familiar with NewEgg and Tiger Direct. Looking for recommendations of someone/company locally doing custom builds.
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby WalterWhite » Apr 27th, 2017, 4:25 pm

kgcayenne wrote:I went with a Certified Data machine from London Drugs (no sponsor bloat ware), it has an i7 Skylake processor, 1TB hard drive (I may at some point get an SSD for the OS), it came with 8GB RAM, but I immediately added another 8GB, and I can give it 16GM more if I want. I will be considering a dedicated video card at some point. It has a 650W power supply, and a roomy motherboard for future upgrades. I paired it with an IPS monitor and use ColorMunki calibration to get accurate colours relative to ambient light.

I can run LR CC smoothly... I absolutely love it for being snappy and quick.


Lol - I truly hope one day to be able to use LR and the words snappy and quick all in the same sentence!
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby Jlabute » Apr 27th, 2017, 5:40 pm

Yeah, I would do 8GB ram minimum. Perhaps even the new Rizen processor from AMD. All squeezed in to a little nano-itx form factor. Almost doesn't matter what you get so long as it is new with a new processor :-)
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby Bsuds » Apr 27th, 2017, 5:48 pm

I would boost his RAM to 16G first. 4G is not nearly enough and is min specs for Windows these days.

Could be a cheap fix and if it doesn't work he can still sell his old box for a good price.

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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby WalterWhite » Apr 27th, 2017, 7:05 pm

Just so this doesn't get too far off track, again, not so much worried about what's going into it, as where I can get it built locally by someone competent and reliable.

What I'm considering for the build:
2x8Gb RAM
525Gb SSD boot
2x2Tb HD
GT730 w/2Gb vcard
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby Bsuds » Apr 27th, 2017, 7:29 pm

How much are you looking at spending?

You might check at Wytek on Dolphin I think.

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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby Old Techie » Apr 27th, 2017, 8:29 pm

Bsuds wrote:How much are you looking at spending?

You might check at Wytek on Dolphin I think.


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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby Jlabute » Apr 28th, 2017, 11:12 am

WalterWhite wrote:Just so this doesn't get too far off track, again, not so much worried about what's going into it, as where I can get it built locally by someone competent and reliable.

What I'm considering for the build:
2x8Gb RAM
525Gb SSD boot
2x2Tb HD
GT730 w/2Gb vcard


If you have someone build it, then you will know what parts are inside and what drivers you'll need. I always consider this the best way to go :-)
525GB just as a boot drive is quite large. Not sure if you are interested in saving money :-) Some GT730 are 64b as opposed to 128b so go for the 128b. I would probably skimp in some areas and upgrade the video card. 750 GTX perhaps. Do you need 2 x 2TB? Are they mirrored or in any form of RAID? Or is one for offline backups? Did you pick a processor?

http://www.ncro.ca/

These guys on Cooper road build machines too.
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby Woodenhead » May 6th, 2017, 9:04 pm

I know this is late, but this site is a great tool for folks looking to build their own computer, and perhaps others will find this post & it'll prove useful. Poke around there a bit. I've used it, and found it a great place to peruse parts & relevant reviews, as well as price checks. Best part is you can save lists and it will check compatibility for you, and it'll even alert you when a part on your list drops in price, things like that.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/
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Re: Recommendations for New PC Build

Postby Jlabute » May 7th, 2017, 11:22 am

Interesting site. I've also used cpubenchmark.net to get an idea of the best bang for the bux of processor to pick. There is also a gpubenchmark.net. I've been considering building a new machine based on the AMD rizen 5 1500x and a micro-atx mobo. The rizen can deliver similar performance to The I7-7700 and $100 less. Nice to have AMD back in the game.


This would be cool beyond belief.
https://arstechnica.com/information-tec ... se-as-ram/

http://www.anandtech.com/show/11209/int ... formance/4
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