Computers & Peripherals

Processing the Data

Professional photographic gear isn’t worth much if you can’t similarly view your results through the finest computer system you can afford. Not just the computer, mind you, but also the graphics card and monitor. Having a color-calibrated monitor allows you to accurately-see the colors and tones … sufficient RAM is required to process your files … and an accelerated graphics card is necessary to make sure all is keeping pace with a seamless workflow. These elements quite literally define what you will be seeing, enjoying, and processing as you your develop your images, so you need to make sure you go first class here as well. Here is my current setup:

>>>> 3.2 GHz 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4570 Processor (Custom)
>>>> Crucial 32GB 240-Pin DIMM DDR3 PC3-12800 Memory (Custom)
>>>> Western Digital 2 TB 7200rpm Internal Drive (Custom)
>>>> Western Digital 3TB Internal Drive (Custom)
>>>> HP Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD Burning
>>>> Plextor PX-891SAF-Plus Blu-ray Burner (Custom)
>>>> MSI Z97 GAMING 5 ATX Gaming Motherboard (Custom)
>>>> MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Graphics Card (Custom)
>>>> ASUS Essence STX II PCI Express Sound Card (Custom)
>>>> Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround-Sound Speaker System (Custom)
>>>> 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
>>>> Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)

* NEC PA242W-BK-SV 24″ Professional Wide Gamut LED Desktop Monitor

* Dell XPS 15 9570 Adobe RGB Laptop

* Wacom Intuos Pro – Medium
* Rode NT-USB USB Microphone
* Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner
* Western Digital 10TB External Drive
* Lexar Professional Workflow XR2 Card Reader for 2nd Generation XQD Cards