Look out Mac: Building the perfect PC for photography


posted Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:15 AM EDT


Over at Photography Life, author and founder of the site, Nasim Mansurov, has written a guide on building a Skylake-powered PC for photography. Mansurov outlines builds for both a full tower PC and also a more compact and lightweight PC.

Mansurov gives suggestions for all the major components of a PC, including architecture, CPU, video card, storage, RAM, and more. The full tower set up, without monitors and additional optional storage, comes to slightly over $2000 USD. Whereas the compact configuration comes to a grand total of just over $1500. To see the full break-down of all the major components, be sure to check out Nasim's guide.

Components and cost breakdown of Mansurov's tower PC build. Credit: Nasim Mansurov

Although not intending to "flame Apple" with his guide, Nasim state that "even the best Mac Pros won't stand a chance against" his full tower configuration despite costing thousands of dollars more. For those comfortable with configuring their own PC, Nasim's guide should help you get the most bang for your buck and build a blazing fast computer for your photography workflow.

(Seen via Photography Life)