Serious photographers are "Power Users." If you take many digital photographs professionally you need a computer that is designed for photographers from the power supply up. Having a snack while waiting for Photoshop CC to load need not occur. To save yourself needless weight gain and time, build your own photographer friendly computer. If you can understand a digital camera's menu and attach a flash to a camera body, you have all the skill needed to build your own computer. My book: Building Your Own High Performance Personal Computer - The Big Book of Computer Components and Assembly has, not only too long a title, but detailed information concerning top-quality yet reasonably priced PC components. Why not buy one of those fruit computers? When you assemble your own photographer's computer, you will have complete control over design, number and kind of drives, video cards and video projection, CPU speed and amount of RAM memory. Upgrading will be easy. Additionally the Windows 10 operating system is very good. Very, very good! Windows has the advantage of displaying a computer program, such as Photoshop CC in one window. With the Fruit computer I was always readjusting the image to fit the screen. Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 are the most convenient operating systems I have used bar none.

Believe me, I wrote Building Your Own High Performance Personal Computer - The Big Book of Computer Components and Assembly with power users and professional photographers in mind. Please purchase the book using this link: The Big Book of Computer Components - Building Your Own High Performance Computer.

If you are a serious photographer you need good equipment and a good, powerful and reliable computer. I took the image below with a Nikon D810 using a Sigma 12-24mm lens. The image was processed using DXO 10 and Photoshop CC on a computer I built. That computer was built around a Haswell-E Intel Core i7-5630K CPU, 32GB of Crucial DDR4 memory and a ASUS X99 Deluxe motherboard. I assembled this into a Corsair D900 case augmented with five 140mm fans and using a Corsair 1200i power supply. I added one GTX 970 video card and a small legion of Western Digital Black 2TB and 3TB drives. Why am I telling all my secrets! Because I want to. The book reveals everything you need to know to build a professional photographer's PC.

A prickley plant!

This photograph was taken with a Nikon D810 using the exceptional Sigma 12-24mm lens (f/11, 1/100s, ISO: 64, 23mm). Post-production included DXO 10 and Photoshop CC. Even though the original digital image was quite large at 103MB in Photoshop, my Intel Core i7-5930K system with 32GB of RAM and one EGVA GTX 970 video card (with OpenCL enabled in Photoshop) zipped though processing very rapidly. In my experience, the PC using Windows 10 is the best platform for productivity available for digital photographers.

You can build a similar system using components of your own choosing, that best complement your needs. Reading my book will help you with this adventure.

Photo by Ed Ruth

World Trade Center. I love New York City.

Panorama of the World Trade Center. Panorama photography can consume an enormous amount of RAM and processing power. This image was taken with a Nikon D7100 using the excellent Sigma 18-35mm zoom lens (f/4.5, 1/000s, ISO: 100).

Things are made of parts. The most useful computers contains the best parts. Components are evaluated through an analysis of cost and the reviews of experts and the experiences of users.

To purchase the book Use this link: The Big Book of Computer Components - Building Your Own High Performance Computer. For questions or comments: email: author@thepcbook.com

Thank you.

Copyright 2015 Ed Ruth