Actually, if you want to do PhotoShop, then sticking to Intel is better because Photoshop primarily relies on single thread perfomrance and RAM performance, which currently Intel pulls off better.I was told that since I wanted to add PhotoShop in the future (for coursework) I may need higher specs.
Sounds good. Do you have any idea about Scrivener or should that program run well on this system as well?Actually, if you want to do PhotoShop, then sticking to Intel is better because Photoshop primarily relies on single thread perfomrance and RAM performance, which currently Intel pulls off better.
This desktop will be for a student - research online, Microsoft WORD (no gaming). Also, Netflix and apps for e-books. And will add PhotoShop and writing software (Scrivener) in the future.
Was wondering if I should upgrade to the i7? And whether I need different specs. Also, the graphics card is a NVIDIA GTX 1050 ti
I went to a store and told a rep. about the pc specs. Person said that a 4k doesn't make sense for my pc needs. Recommended:Yes it's fine. No, you don't need a 1060.
Thanks! And yes, I have decided to stick with these specs.Your original topic header, would the core i5 8400, 256 GB SSD, 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM and 1050 Ti good enough for non gaming purposes in 2019 ? Answer is , Yes, pretty good enough. Since your retailer don't have Ryzen or you don't know about it, well, no need to venture there I suppose. Go with the build, and get a large decent monitor since you mentioned Netflix and Photoshop.
Thanks for the link. I have decided that I will get a pc with these specs.
Thanks. Good to know you've used an i5 8400 and there are no issues.For what you are talking about doing you really don't particularly need the GPU at all. In short, the system you are spec'ing will be great for your use case.
I recently build an i5 8400 for an office build. Cost was around $500 and is likely one of the most cost effective builds for use I have ever done. Been very happy with it.