1. Hertsman

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    New PC for everyday use along with Lightroom and occasional light gaming.....

    Case
    PCS 6003B BLACK CASE

    Processor (CPU)

    Intel® Core™ i5 Quad Core Processor i5-7500 (3.4GHz) 6MB Cache ()

    Motherboard

    ASUS® H110M-R: Micro-ATX, DDR4, LGA1151, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs

    Memory (RAM)

    16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 8GB)

    Graphics Card

    2GB AMD RADEON™ R7 240 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DX® 11

    1st Hard Disk

    120GB WD Green™ 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 545MB/sR)

    2nd Hard Disk

    2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE

    DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

    Power Supply

    CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY

    Processor Cooling
    PCS FrostFlow 100 Series High 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 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD

    USB Options

    MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

    Operating System

    NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED

    Operating System Language

    United Kingdom - English Language

    Mouse
    LOGITECH® OPTICAL USB MOUSE


    Price £726.00 including VAT and delivery
     
  2. stupar

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    I would ditch the R7 240 graphics card.
    It won't be that hot at even mild gaming and it is on par with Intel's on board HD630 graphics performance wise.

    If you decide to go for a more powerful graphics card I would also re think the power supply as a a 350w might not cut it.

    The rest looks decent though.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  3. Andrew Moore

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    As above regarding GPU.

    If you ditch the GPU, you should be able to bump spec to an 8 series coffelake i5 which is 6 cores rather than 4. The onboard GPU will be a slight bump again so no need for a separate unit really at this point. Board will also potentially need a swap out to ensure compatibility of cpu and chipset.
     
  4. GTG

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    Being critical here because I am a fussy t@@t ( but you may not have options to do this )

    Don't need that processor cooler, use the intel one that comes free with the processor.

    The SSD`s from WD are not the best if I remember reviews I read, I would get a Samsung one with 3d nand technology instead ( plus 5 year warranty )

    The GPU is not good, use the CPU`s onboard graphics or get a better GPU made by Nvidia.

    The rest looks ok but I don't like the case design personally and would prefer a simple Corsair case and fit ATX size motherboard into it.
     
  5. boliston

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    i would probably go for a card with DP as well as HDMI as I recently had problems using HDMI at 60hz and it kept saying it would only run at 50hz on a 1440p screen (DP worked fine at 60hz)
     
  6. stupar

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    On further inspection of your undone it looks like you were on the PC Specialist website.

    If you could push the budget to £776 you could up the spec to the following -

    Intel i5 8500
    Asus H310 motherboard
    Corsair 16GB ram (2x8)
    Samsung 250GB evo 860 SSD
    Seagate barracuda 2TB HDD
    Corsair 550W power supply
    Basic £20 case
    Stock CPU cooler
    Standard thermal paste
    DVD/blu ray player
    Windows 10

    The extra wattage of the PSU will allow for head room should you decide to buy a separate graphics card in the future.

    If this is pushing the budget you can always step down to the 8th generation i3's which are now quad core chips.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
  7. neil_g

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    Agree RE Gpu. Bigger Samsung SSD, by the time you have os, programs, lightroom cat and working set of lightroom images on the SSD it's going to get tight.
     
  8. troutfisher

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    Dump the graphics card and if you can afford it get a second SSD( Samsung if Poss) and put your LR catalogue and the Cache on that and the OS etc on another .
    If you can stretch to it get an external HDD, buy something like Acronis and set the whole system to back up to the ext drive
     
  9. neil_g

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    Or veeam agent for windows.
     
  10. Hertsman

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    Thanks guys....
    Already have an external for backups, so adjusting the spec to this :

    What do you think ?

    Also, my current PC has a 120gb SSD - could i use that one for putting LR onto only ? And then put the catalog on the 2tb ?

    Case
    PCS 6003B BLACK CASE

    Processor (CPU)

    Intel® Core™ i5 Six Core Processor i5-8500 (3.0GHz) 9MB Cache

    Motherboard

    ASUS® H310M-A: Micro-ATX, DDR4, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs

    Memory (RAM)

    16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2133MHz (2 x 8GB)

    Graphics Card

    INTEGRATED GRAPHICS ACCELERATOR (GPU)

    1st Hard Disk

    250GB Samsung 860 2.5" EVO SSD, SATA 6Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)

    2nd Hard Disk

    2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE

    DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

    Power Supply

    CORSAIR 350W VS SERIES™ VS-350 POWER SUPPLY

    Processor Cooling
    INTEL STANDARD 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

    WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD


    Price £670.00 including VAT and delivery
     
  11. Hertsman

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    Lightroom works best with the catalogue and working set of images on SSD. Once finished the edits move them off to the slow storage.
     
  13. Andrew Moore

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  14. Hertsman

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    Going to order this spec, with a better case and 450w PSU.....

    Still just sub £700....
     
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  15. tongy

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    Can I ask where from?
     
  16. Hertsman

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    pc specialist co uk, previous machine came from them 8 years or so ago and has been very good unitl lately.
     
  17. tongy

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    Thanks, been looking for a new pc for a while. I’ll have a look at those.
     
  18. tongy

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    Just put those same (original)specs in and it’s now £759 that’s with vat :-(
     
  19. tongy

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    Ah, I’d put the motherboard with gaming instead of your A spec. But only reduces it to 740
     
  20. GTG

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    If you want to build one yourself I can list components that will work together.
    I have made dozens of them.
    I have no idea why they are even selling the 7th gen intel cpu`s, that is tight
     
  21. Andrew Moore

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    Look at the latest ryzen 2700 and 2600 chips. Same spec as a whole for ram, case, cooler etc etc but an AMD board and CPU. It may bump the price a little with the 2700 but the system will be around 5% faster on single threaded tasks and about 30% faster for heavily multi threaded tasks.
     

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