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Photo/video editing PC

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My wife is into Photography, she has a 5D Mark IV with God only knows how much in lenses, flashes, and other crap. The one thing she doesn't have is a good PC for storage, editing and the like, which is where I come in. I would like to build my wife a killer PC for her Photography needs, but I'm not sure what a killer photography computer is. Ask me what a good gaming PC is and I got it but for this I'm a little lost.

So, what's required? Does she need high core count? Does she need the best graphics card, or multiples? I assume she needs loads of storage, but does she need all SSD and M.2 or is Sata Okay? Does it need to be water-cooled?

Thanks for any help.

I'll post a build log when I have an idea of what to build

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What does she do after getting those pics on the computer? Editing? Content Creation? Budget?

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What does she do after getting those pics on the computer? Editing? Content Creation? Budget?
Pretty much, yeah.
We need to know what software is being used, what is being stored and how much...and how often...and the software used lol. All I really know is the camera.

I'm just going to assume there will never be any overclocking?


SATA is pretty much the same as using any other drive when it comes to gaming, moving files around and large writes are different. For something like this I'd want a minimum of 1TB AHCI or NVME M.2 and however much HDD storage as you need. If you're editing photos (especially large ones or big stacks) or video (especially 4k) you're going to want as much ram as you can get for a decent price. The CPU is also very important but without knowing budget and software I have a hard time recommending anything.



If this is literally just storage and browsing you can get away with a 6 core Ryzen chip, display card, 16gb ram and you'll still benefit from M.2 but I wouldn't buy a high end NVME drive for this. SSD of some kind for sure

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