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    Palinda Perera
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    Hi all, I have used this site and forums quite extensively in the past few weeks and wanted to say thanks to everyone as I have learnt an incredible amount.

    I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but could anyone help with recommending a suitable PC build.

    I have purchased a D800e, 10.5mm nikon fish eye, NN r6 and tripod etc and intend to start taking images of properties either for advertising purposes or forensic (high detail).

    This is the build I have created (note I have no experience in building pc builds either).

    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/per006/saved/#view=xrY2Vn

    My budget is $1400 AUD which is about $860USD

    Thanks in advance and sorry if not allowed.

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    You need a good graphics card perhaps a GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER or GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER if you can afford it – see https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

    The Ryzen 5 3600 is also a lot faster if you can stretch you budget to that – see https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

    Here is a better site for assembling a parts list as they actually build PCs so there it shouldgive you an idea if all the parts are compatible with each other https://www.avadirect.com/gaming-pc/instabuilder

    Brian Richards
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    Palinda Perera
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    Thank you for the reply!!

    Regarding your advice about better GPU is that for the processing of making the actual virtual tour?

    I only know what I have read online and it seems that GPU for photo editing is relatively low priority (I am happy to be corrected).

    What would you say about this updated build?

    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/per006/saved/#view=LXsj23

    Thanks so much for the reply I really appreciate it mate.

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    I think the AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 4 GB Video Card is not a good choice as it represents very low performance for the price, the Radeon RX 5500 XT 4Gb has a benchmark 3 or 4 times faster at a simlar price and for anothe $50 double the memory of the Pro WX3100 https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/p/pl?N=100203018&d=Radeon%20RX%205500%20XT&Order=PRICE
    Please tell me more about what software you will think you will be using to process, stitch and edit your panoramas, will you be working with RAW files or just JPG and will you be shooting brackets for HDR? And what software do you want to use for building and hosting the Virtual Tours? With those details I will be able to give you a better assessment of what is best for your build.

    You said you will be using a Nikon D800e and Nikkor 10.5mm, does that have the lens hood shave off or are you planning to use it with the lens hood?

    Brian Richards
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    Palinda Perera
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    Thanks for the advice regarding GPU. I chose it mainly because my reading suggested that the card I need should be able to display 10 bit colour as the monitor I wish to get is that. I will look into the 5500 xt.

    I plan to use PTgui for stitching, lightroom and/or adobe PS with raw files then down sampling (if that is correct term) as end user needs.

    I am quite uneducated about bracketing but it is something I wish to do and have looked into Helicon remote if you have heard about it.

    With regards to software I have not decided yet as I need multiple functions for different purposes so any advice would be great (Advertising real estate, condition reporting, assessment, evidential).

    I have shaved the lens hood off already (went well thankfully) but I do think I will need a lens in the future for more detailed work.

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    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/studio-driver/?ncid=afm-chs-44270&ranMID=44270&ranEAID=je6NUbpObpQ&ranSiteID=je6NUbpObpQ-AmFTxrpF_u_hdBa13ptQdA

    The new NVIDIA Studio Driver introduces support 30-bit (aka 10-bit) color, this includes support for the GeForce 10 series, 16 series and RTX Graphics Cards. https://www.nvidia.in/Download/driverResults.aspx/149188/en-in

    That means that the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER or GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER support 10bit/30bit color and are far better performance and value than the low end Radeon Pro cards.

    Brian Richards
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    NVIDIA STUDIO DRIVER 431.70 BRINGS 30-BIT TO THE MASSES
    Previously requiring a Quadro workstation card, NVIDIA’s latest Studio Driver (version 431.70, released today) has brought 30-bit color support to GeForce and TITAN cards for the first time.

    What does this mean? If you have an application that can take advantage of 30-bit color (such as Adobe Photoshop) and a 10-bit display panel you can now enable this without a workstation GPU upgrade (a guide to enable this with Adobe applications can be found here).

    Brian Richards
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