Question Help upgrading from iMac to a Windows PC

smileysloth1

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I've finally managed to convince my boss to let me move from an apple iMac to a windows based PC.

It's been a while since I was in the loop with PC hardware and really need help speccing up a machine.

I'm a graphic designer/web developer/video editor/photographer for the company I work for. I use most of the resource hungry software from Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects) and love myself some chrome tabs.

My budget is around £1200 which will need to include the monitor. I hope someone can help.

Thanks in advance.


Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range: max £1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Graphic design, Web development, Photography, Video editing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.co.uk, ebuyer.com, scan.co.uk

Location: London, UK

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 27inch 2560x1440 minimum. I’m using a 5k iMac at the moment so something close in terms of image quality and real estate.

Additional Comments: Quiet would be nice

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current iMac is struggling with pretty much everything I’m doing.
 
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Diddly

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - great for multi-threaded apps. £300
MOBO: Any X470 board £150
RAM: 32GB 2x16GB @3200MHz sticks £215
SSD: 1TB NVMe: £ 210
Windows 10: 64bit £95
GFX: RTX 2060. £ 330
Monitor: 1440p (2560x1440) - IPS probably best for visual quality. £ 300 - you don't need 144Hz or super fast refresh rates
CASE: Fractal Design R6 : £115 - very quiet case.
PSU: 650W £95 - enough for CPU + GPU + plenty of power to spare
that comes to about £1810 - doesn't include keyboard, mouse or extra storage or a quiet cooler.
 

smileysloth1

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Jan 18, 2018
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CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X - great for multi-threaded apps. £300
MOBO: Any X470 board £150
RAM: 32GB 2x16GB @3200MHz sticks £215
SSD: 1TB NVMe: £ 210
Windows 10: 64bit £95
GFX: RTX 2060. £ 330
Monitor: 1440p (2560x1440) - IPS probably best for visual quality. £ 300 - you don't need 144Hz or super fast refresh rates
CASE: Fractal Design R6 : £115 - very quiet case.
PSU: 650W £95 - enough for CPU + GPU + plenty of power to spare
that comes to about £1810 - doesn't include keyboard, mouse or extra storage or a quiet cooler.
Thanks for that. Just spoke to the boss and realised the budget is actually only £1200
 

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