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So your saying there won't be any difference quality wise if I were to connect the monitor (ultrasharp U2713HM) straight from the motherboard vs. from a gtx560 ti for example? or a gtx 750ti?
My main concern is to get the best image quality.
RAM is the biggest concern if you're working with large RAW format and multilayers in Photoshop, Lightroom, or other apps like those. A solid SSD is also something to consider. Your HD4600 graphics should be fine to start, if you notice anything lacking then upgrade later.

Sorry for the double post!
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RAM is the biggest concern if you're working with large RAW format and multilayers in Photoshop, Lightroom, or other apps like those. A solid SSD is also something to consider. Your HD4600 graphics should be fine to start, if you notice anything lacking then upgrade later.

Sorry for the double post!

Thanks +rep. I have 8gb ram, I may upgrade that if I feel the need. I'll be shopping around for a good ssd, I have my eyes on a few. As for the graphics card, I'll use intergrated for now and start saving up for a good gaming gpu in a few months time.
    
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post #13 of 35
you can use your intel hd graphics for photo editing.
I do lots of photo editing and the important things are memory and monitor, I have 24 gigs of system memory and a 27 inch IPS monitor (in plane switching). the IPS monitor is for photo editing and graphic design. and even with my 24gigs of memory after I have edited 10 pictures my software tells me I need to save them and close them as I am running out of memory. I do run a GTX 680 4gb vram gpu but that's because I game also.
I also run 2 ssd's and 2 hdd's, 1 ssd for operating system and the 2nd ssd for photo editing software and photos, the 2 hdd's are for all photo backup on one and games and photo backup on the other, both my hdd's are 1TB VelociRaptors from western digital.
Edited by jlhawn - 5/18/14 at 6:47pm
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post #14 of 35
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Thanks +rep. I have 8gb ram, I may upgrade that if I feel the need. I'll be shopping around for a good ssd, I have my eyes on a few. As for the graphics card, I'll use intergrated for now and start saving up for a good gaming gpu in a few months time.
You wouldn't need more than 16gb of RAM. It does help if there are other apps running while editing (even Chrome rolleyes.gif). Good luck with everything! Keep us posted!
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post #15 of 35
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you can use your intel hd graphics for photo editing.
I do lots of photo editing and the important things are memory and monitor, I have 24 gigs of system memory and a 27 inch IPS monitor (in plane switching). the IPS monitor is for photo editing and graphic design. and even with my 24gigs of memory after I have edited 10 pictures my software tells me I need to save them and close them as I am running out of memory. I do run a GTX 680 4gb vram gpu but that's because I game also.
I also run 2 ssd's and 2 hdd's, 1 ssd for operating system and the 2nd ssd for photo editing software and photos, the 2 hdd's are for all photo backup on one and games and photo backup on the other, both my hdd's are 1TB VelociRaptors from western digital.

 

Whoa. Do you have the Page File enabled as well?

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post #16 of 35
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you can use your intel hd graphics for photo editing.
I do lots of photo editing and the important things are memory and monitor, I have 24 gigs of system memory and a 27 inch IPS monitor (in plane switching). the IPS monitor is for photo editing and graphic design. and even with my 24gigs of memory after I have edited 10 pictures my software tells me I need to save them and close them as I am running out of memory. I do run a GTX 680 4gb vram gpu but that's because I game also.
I also run 2 ssd's and 2 hdd's, 1 ssd for operating system and the 2nd ssd for photo editing software and photos, the 2 hdd's are for all photo backup on one and games and photo backup on the other, both my hdd's are 1TB VelociRaptors from western digital.
Good call on the IPS! It makes a big difference. I haven't had the same experience with RAM and I'm only running 16gb. What app are you using?
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Whoa. Do you have the Page File enabled as well?

yes but my page file is set to one of my hdd's and not my ssd's.
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yes but my page file is set to one of my hdd's and not my ssd's.

 

That results in slower Page File performance. There's no way that you would harm your solid state drive unless you were doing 100's of gigabytes of writes every day for several months.

 

Is it set to be automatically managed by Windows?

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post #19 of 35
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Good call on the IPS! It makes a big difference. I haven't had the same experience with RAM and I'm only running 16gb. What app are you using?

I am running Corel Photo Pro X3.
and sometimes for RAW images I will run my Canon Digital Photo Pro that came with my Canon 40D.
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That results in slower Page File performance. There's no way that you would harm your solid state drive unless you were doing 100's of gigabytes of writes every day for several months.

Is it set to be automatically managed by Windows?

yes on default size and yes on windows managed.
should I set it on my ssd?

in 2,879 hours of use my C drive ssd has performed 808 gigs of write
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