Content creation build for 2018

regeisle

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Current system is old (i7 860), so starting new with everything. Don't do gaming, and need a system for content creation (photoshop, illustrator, occassional video work).

Looking at at the i5 / ryzen 2600.

Is the integrated GPU on the i5 powerful enough to handle fairly intensive photoshop work? Large files, filters, etc. I know people have always recommended a dedicated GPU, but not sure if that's the case anymore if you're not doing a lot of gaming.

Also work with large Illustrator vector files and current system grinds to a halt with more complex files and artwork. Not sure if that would be a GPU or CPU thing but need to address that issue as well.

Don't have a big budget, so basically deciding between (IMO) better Ryzen 2 and having to buy a GPU, or i5 Coffee Lake and using integrated graphics.

Any input/experiences would be appreciated!

Rich
 

regeisle

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$750 range, in US.

have case, psu, 128gb ssd for OS/apps, 1tb hdd for data

Ideally...
i5 or ryzen2
~ $100 gpu if needed
~ $125 mobo
16gb ram
additional 500gb ssd for data, 1tb hdd would fall back to less needed files
 
PSU not reliable at all: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3349

I will suggest a new PSU as well. For the content creating with above single-threaded applications, my suggestion is go with Intel:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B360 HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $786.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-04-23 11:22 EDT-0400

Hyperthreading with I7 is beneficial for video editing. This all assumes you don’t need this fancy acceleration from dedicated gpu.
 

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Why Recommend a Gaming chip when he said, he is 100% "productivity and content creation." He should be looking at a Ryzen 5 2600x and Ryzen 7 2700x. Those are the best bang for your buck Productivity CPU's for productivity. the 2700x easily beats the 8700k in performance numbers.
 

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