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PC build for business apps and light photo/video editing



Hi Everyone,

This is my first build. I am interested in building a PC for business use and would love some suggestions.
I will do very light video editing (not a pro at all) and same with photo editing with Photoshop or similar. Will run Microsoft office suite, Adobe apps, etc.
Nothing too fancy. I don't game but I do want a computer that runs fast and I tend to have many open applications at the same time. I purchased an Apple mac mini and have had nothing but problems with the speed. I've come to learn that I prefer a PC for work and Apple products for mobility. So I am going to try and build a PC on my own.
Suggestions would be great. This is what was built for me on the website.
Budget under 2k.
Thanks in advance!

CGDirector.com Parts List: https://www.cgdirector.com/pc-builder/?=6LC04

CPU: Intel i9 10900k 3.6GHz 10-Core Processor ($629.99)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 chromax.Black ($99.95)
Motherboard: MSI Z490 Tomahawk ATX LGA1200 ($189.99)
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700XT - Gigabyte Gaming OC ($409.99)
Memory: 32GB (2 x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16 ($114.99)
Storage PCIe-SSD: Sabrent Rocket 1TB NVMe Gen4 M.2 Solid State Drive ($199.98)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx Series RM750x 750W Power Supply ($143.99)
Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.84)
Total: $1948.72

Alex Glawion

CG Hardware Specialist @ CGDirector
Staff member
Jun 12, 2020
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Hey Chris,
The above build is excellent and will have no trouble whatsoever in running business, video editing and photo editing workloads. In fact, you could easily play AAA Games at high FPS or even use 3D Modeling / Rendering Apps on it, it is that powerful.

One thing you COULD change if you wanted to: Adobe Apps play well with Nvidia GPUs, especially Premier Pro for example has some great speedups on Nvidia, so you might want to swap the RX 5700XT GPU with something like a RTX 2060 Super or RTX 2070 Super.

Apart from that, everything looks great!