What computer to easily process D800 files?

Started Jul 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
pieces Regular Member • Posts: 164
Re: What computer to easily process D800 files?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1n9fd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1n9fd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1n9fd/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($264.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1466.90

This is a very good system for price and power for Photoshop and light HD video editing. Head over to Tom's Hardware and do a few searches through the forums for PCs for photoshop and video editing. There are excellent benchmarks for CPUs and motherboards for PS as well as on other sites. Toms hardware has some excellent reviews om their website (eg Bitfenix Shenobi case, Fractual design F4 case, the Samsung pro series 128 GB or 256 GB SSDs, the Power supply and the cooling). I have recently bought pretty much this system and it is fast, and really quiet. Handles large 1080/50P video editing files with ease. Eats my D7000 raw files like snacks. Note I have not gone for a really high end graphics card because I an not into gaming. I tossed up between the i-3930k and i-4770k but when I was offered the 4770 at nearly the same price as the 3930 went for that. Decent cooling without necessarily overspending is possible if you are not seriously overclocking or into heavy gaming, same with PSU, 650 gold is enough for what I do, if however you game heavily think of 750 gold.

These were some of the threads I bookmarked when looking at this:






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