2 months ago
Been plugging in parts in System Builder but no real basis so wanted to ask for a start. Have a 2 TB HDD and a AMD Radeon R2 270 (ATI) 2GB GDDR5 Graphics card in a 2015 Dell XPS 8700 that I expect to cannibalize. It also has an Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz CPU I could grab too. There is also a i5-2320 @ 3.0 GHz in another older but still running well Dell PC available.
Was thinking about motherboard with 2 M.2 NVMe slots with 500GB for boot and applications and another 1 or 2 TB NVMe for mostly image files. Have a 27" Dell 2715Q 4K (3840x2160@60Hz) paired with a BenQ 27" Zowie RL LCD (1920x2180 @59Hz) dual monitor desktop.
Open for any suggestions. Would rather spend a few extra bucks for fast performance than skimp. Edit lots of high res 45MB files in Photoshop and Lightroom. Don't want any lag with loading or using Wacom Pen tablet for editing.