Question Need Input for Ultra-Quiet <$2,000 Photoshop/Image Stacking Desktop

Aug 6, 2019
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I am scoping out a new build. I am not going to do the work myself, but I want to get a platform that meets my needs. The local options in Toronto seem limited.

The computers made by a local firm uses Corsair H55 coolers for most or all of their cooled builds, which seemed undergunned for a 9900K doing intense Photoshop work with big files.

I want as quiet and bulletproof a machine as is possible. No overclocking. Also, I would like a platform that I can upgrade by changing out the cpu and gpu, at least for a few product cycles

Budget is max $2,000 US

Windows 10

CPU - 9900K, unless there is a compelling alternative.

Cooler - Noctua D15 or 12

1 TB SSD

64 GB Memory -

Motherboard -

Power supply -

Case - could be pretty big

GPU - nVidia, probably not Quadro, since they made the GTX and RTX 10 bit capable

Any other important parts

I probably have missed some key things.

Thanks so much.
 
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There you go, the Intel build...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor | $483.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $231.98 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $299.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $139.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | $629.99 @ Newegg
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $48.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $94.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2069.79
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $2029.79
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-07 04:03 EDT-0400 |


And here is a compelling alternative from AMD with PCIe gen. 4 support and better upgrade path...
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Photoshop-CPU-Roundup-AMD-Ryzen-3-AMD-Threadripper-2-Intel-9th-Gen-Intel-X-series-1529/

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
CPU | AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor | $499.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler | $99.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard | $159.89 @ OutletPC
Memory | G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $299.99 @ Newegg
Storage | ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive | $139.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB VENTUS OC Video Card | $629.99 @ Newegg
Case | Cooler Master MasterBox MB510L ATX Mid Tower Case | $48.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | Corsair TXM Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply | $94.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2042.71
| Mail-in rebates | -$70.00
| Total | $1972.71
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-07 04:09 EDT-0400 |
 

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