When you broached "all in one" my ideas went from OK, OK, to nope.
There are many fine builds at https://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace/wiki/builds but to match the Apple you would have to get into color correction devices to remove what Apple supplies upfront (color is pretty correct on Apple machines.)
https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1401963 kicks around the 5K issue. I suggest you stick to 4K today.
Thank you for your time and expertise.
I have been a Mac user for over 30 years and have enjoyed my experience. I have also used Windows to a lesser extent and although I prefer Mac OS, I am happy to use Windows as well.
I am a semi-professional photographer and use my computers 75% of the time for photo processing with Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC and Nik Software. Im about due for a new computer and my first inclination is to go for a $3000 5k iMac, however, thats a lot of money to me right now and Im wondering if there is a PC based configuration that would be comparable to a 5k iMac.
The iMac I'm looking at is 27" 5k monitor, 4.2 GHz quad core processor, 16 GIG DDR4 RAM, Radeon Pro 580 graphics card w/ 8 GB memory and 512 GB SSD.
I have been told that there are many PC configurations that are just as good as the iMac for far cheaper, but I cannot find one.
The biggest challenge I believe is finding a 5k monitor to incorporate into the system and to be able to keep the price under $3000.
Please let me know your specific recommendation. I prefer an All in One, but would be happy with a traditional desk top set up as well.
Thank you very much for your help and hope you have a great day!
best to you,