Description

A photography budget compact PC build (with a very strong and silent cooling system that I have made for my photos editing work. All the measured benchmarks show that the proposed custom photography PC build outperforms the iMac 5K (late 2015 model) over 30% for PCMark 8 (Creative Score Accelerated) and over 10% (CPU) and 50% (GPU) for Cinebench R15.

More details in my Blog post: http://www.karimkanoun.com/best-photography-budget-compact-pc-build-outperforming-imac-5k/

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

tiny and good looking machine, good job!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there!

Great photos. Sharp! But I think you should've gone with a i7, and the RX480. The i7 is significantly better for LR, and the RX480 is even better than the 960 for PS. Nevertheless, great job on the build!

By the way, if you have a iMac 5k, why not just use the Mac's as display and downscale it to 1080p?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I don't have an iMac 5K I took its benchmark value from NoteBookCheck. Yes I totally agree with you on the i7. I think it worth the additional 80$

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 6600k man!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest more the i7-6700. The Noctua fan doesn't handle well the i5-6600k (i.e. cpu overclocking)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I like these mini builds in a tiny case how do you hook up the gpu is the case coming with a pcie extender?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I think so, on the picture 4 you can see there's a 90 degree extender or whatever it is called. Though, your gpu's performance goes down like 1 or less %. It's not much.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly there is a pcie extender (Visible in picture 4 and hidden in picture 3)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn son, your photography (on your website) is stunning.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!

Were you able to fit the bracket that goes between the PSU and GPU? The RM550X is very long...

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! No I have removed it. Silverstone PSU spec is 150mm (and they even recommend a 140mm PSU to keep the bracket) and the RM550X is even worst. It is 160mn. Fortunately, I got a small size GPU so it worked out with the RM550X.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. I ended up using the Cooler Master V550, which is 140mm long.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I’ve been experiencing flickering with my P2415Q, as far as I researched, the issue only occurs on P2415Q’s, can you please test this reproduction example I created: http://www.kaansoral.com/images/pixel2/index.html - on non-P2415Q monitors it’s a smooth animation, on P2415Q’s, it’s flickering heavily - Thanks

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, did you have any problems fitting in your power supply? Since its 150mm (or 160mm?) and silverstone reccommend 140mm PSUs

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice machine! Do you think this case when sitting horizontally is strong enough to sit an LCD on top of it? I'm looking at either this or the Node 202 and trying to figure out which one has the rigidity and strength to hold an LCD without bending.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think i will be able to fit a RM650X with length 160mm with full size gpu like msi gaming x 1080 ti?. I understand it can be a tight fit, but i am willing to try. Regards

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Nevermind. I am answering myself. I got this case but i didn't bother to fit the RM650X since it looked really tall. I got the SF600 and realized my mistake. I should have got the RVZ01 instead of RVZ01E. I miss the 3.5 hdd slot option in this. Also, I had to buy a ATX to SFX bracket for mounting the PSU.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you give us an estimate on the leftover clearance between your CPU cooler and the case panel? I'm building in this case and I'm trying to decide between: A.) Getting a cooler that would be so close to the panel that it is effectively sucking fresh air in the case; B.) Getting a lower profile cooler that would allow the addition of a slim fan on the panel to fresh air into the case.

Good looking build!