High-Performance Photography Workstation

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom are mainly single-threaded applications, so this system is built around a high-powered 8th gen Intel Core i7 six core CPU, making it ideal for the vast majority of Photoshop and Lightroom tasks.

This system is configured with 32GB of RAM, and supports up to 64GB. This makes it suitable for working with high-res images. If you work with even larger images, please let us know in advance. If you plan on using multiple monitors higher than 1080p, please let us know, as that might require a more powerful video card.

i7-8700K | H100i v2 | PRIME Z370-A | Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4-3000 | 860 EVO 1TB | 960 EVO 500GB | Red 4TB | GTX 1060 6GB FTW+ | Pure Base 600 Window (Black/Orange) | SuperNOVA P2 650W Platinum Fully-Modular | Windows 10 Pro | PH-F120XP/MP

This Photography Workstation is $3600 as currently designed above

All systems by Top Flight Computers are fully customizable. If the website spec is not what you wanted, please contact us, and we will work to design a solution. Prices are subject to change with the market, the above cost is not guaranteed.

Each system designed by Top Flight Computers has been designed with The Top-Flight Process in mind

This system is available with optional extended warranties, as well as a recurring maintenance package. Selecting a recurring maintenance package will reduce the system cost

Please contact us if you would like to purchase this system, would like to build it on your own, or have design questions

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Overall System Performance

This photography workstation performs well in applications optimized for moderately multithreaded CPUs, with moderate GPU rendering capabilities.

System Core

CPU - Intel i7-8700K 3.7Ghz Hex-Core: This CPU is a 6 core/12 thread model. The 8700K has one of the highest single-core-performances of any CPU on the market.

CPU Cooling - Corsair H100i v2: This CPU Cooler is a improved 240mm liquid CPU cooler, keeping the CPU nice and cool, while keeping the system noise to a minimum, due to the superior thermal conductivity/heat absorption properties of water.

This H100i v2 unit will also have high-pressure SilentWings 3 fans installed, giving it even more cooling potential. This H100i v2 unit is virtually maintenance-free, taking that stress out the users mind.

Motherboard - Asus Prime Z370-A: This Z370 motherboard is compatible with the CPU, has 4 slots for RAM, 2 PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1 slots, and 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports. It has 2 M.2-2280 slots. It also allows for RAM overclocking, up to 4000mhz. Additionally, it's a very clean motherboard, with a great visual style.

Memory - Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16GB DDR4-3000: This RAM is a 32GB DDR4-3000 kit, giving the user plenty of room for open applications, as well as keep the i7-8700K running at peak performance.

Graphics - EVGA GTX 1060 6GB FTW+: This video cards gives the user high rendering performance and stability, while remaining relatively quiet. This can be easily swapped out for a different GPU. This GPU is not meant for use in applications that require industry-certified drivers.


Boot/Work Drive - Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M2 NVME SSD: This M.2 NVME SSD is used for Boot/OS/Work purposes, due to the overall read/write performance, as well as the random IOPS performance.

Cache Drive - Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA SSD: This SATA SSD is used for the overall read/write performance, random IOPS performance, and comparatively low cost/GB.

Storage Drive - Western Digital Red 4TB HDD: This 5400RPM HDD is used for overall storage purposes, due to the cheap cost/GB, as well as the still-decent overall performance.


Case - be quiet! Pure Base 600 w/Window (Black/Orange): This case incorporates strong build quality, decent weight, effective airflow, extremely low noise, and stunning aesthetics.

Style - Phanteks PH-F120XP/MP Fan: These fans are used to ensure proper airflow throughout the case, and create a high-pressure environment for the H100i V2.