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Opinions Needed On New Budget Music Production Build

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February 22, 2014 10:46:30 AM

I'm getting ready to order the parts for this machine but I wanted to get opinions first.
I had wanted the price to be lower by about $100 but just can't seem to find a way.

The computer will be used for Music Production (with Reaper, Cubase, Kontakt, etc…) and Photoshop & Illustrator CC. I already had a video card left over from a previous build that I'm going to put in it. I won't be gaming much (if any) on this machine. I am also planing on putting the max amount of RAM in later this year (32gb).

Thanks in advance for any advice.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jakash/saved/3QaV

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 4670 1GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) (Purchased)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive (Purchased)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased)
Total: $605.00
February 22, 2014 12:07:31 PM

with those two older gpu if crossfire you want a 750-850w power supply. if not under heavy load the low wattage unit going to turn off or your system going to be unstable. the only cost you can cut is on the case. look at cosair r300/r400 there less money then the fancy case your looking at. also look to see if gskill ram is on sale on parts picker or any combo deals.
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