Hi Forum,

I am aiming to build a system for graphics work -- mainly photo editing (advanced) with GIMP, Hugin, Photivo etc. I also use digiKam for my photography workflow. Besides this, I will, in the near future, look at a (wacom) tablet for precision work with photo editing. My preferred desktop is KDE, if that matters.

What I would like help with is a CPU, motherboard, RAM and graphics card combination. Also, will an SSD help with my setup?

I am also looking at a high-res monitor (2560X1440).

Any/all suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you very much.