2560 x 1440 and other specs (build help)

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Mark K
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Re: 2560 x 1440 and other specs (build help)
In reply to Undah, Mar 31, 2013

Undah wrote:

I was looking at one of these high-res monitors in 27" and realized not many video cards can handle this resolution.  The plan was to pair this monitor with one of the Dell XPS 8500 deals (i7, ~$700).

U2711, that is the monitor to go. I remember there is a newer one but ...for Photoshop this one is better, covering wider colour gamut

It's mainly for photoshop, some video editing.

When I price my own build, it comes out to much more than Dell's XPS 8500.  Where are they cutting corners?

Also, does an SSD drive have a role in this machine?

SSD has an extremely important role in my newer DIY machine....much faster start up. I have not installed full Photoshop yet but even Lightroom is benefiting a lot. Besides, if your budget is allowed, buy the largest SSD you can afford.

Thanks.

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