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October 16, 2011 5:07:37 AM

This is my new build.
Just want any advice on the price and anything that is not necessary. Am trying to cut down the price.
The system is basically for Editing and 3D programes... Mainly Adobe CS 5.5 master suit and 3DS Mask.
The tag price is from Amazon.

And my Friend at Bowie Maryland is buying and shipping to Nigeria for me... Since amazon don't ship some of the parts to nigeria.
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And am making the bank transfer to pruchase these items by tuesday this week.

So any advice is welcome.
1.ViewSonic VA2702W 27-Inch Full HD 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor with DVI and VGA Inputs - Black $269.99

2. 2.StarTech 18in SATA to Right Angle SATA Serial ATA Cable (SATA18RA1) $2.19

3. 3.HDMI Cable 2M (6 Feet) $1.69

4. 4.Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 $59.99

5. Coolmax 750W 140mm Blue LED Fan Power Supply CUL-750B (Black) $66.27

6. Cooler Master SGC-6000-KXN1-GP Storm Sniper ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case (Black) $128.18

7. ASUS GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 192- bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card, ENGTX550 TI DC/ DI/1GD5 $129.99

8.ASUS P8P67-M PRO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel P67 DDR3 2200 Micro ATX Motherboard $135.00

9. Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100) $109.99

10.Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 $342.10

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October 16, 2011 7:21:39 AM

instead of spending 110 on the cooler, i would get a better power-supply, I don't trust coolmax stuff
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October 17, 2011 9:15:25 PM

admir00 said:
instead of spending 110 on the cooler, i would get a better power-supply, I don't trust coolmax stuff


I'd second this recommendation. The H100 is nice, but for that build you don't really need it. I'd suggest going with a much less expensive cooler like the Hyper 212 or Xigmatek Gaia - and getting something like the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 950, or maybe the Seasonic X750 Gold. Don't get anything that isn't UL certified and rated at least 80+ bronze or better.

I'd also go with a lesser monitor - you could get by with a 24" Viewsonic easily - and instead there invest in a better video card like a Sapphire 6950 or an EVGA overclocked GTX 560. If you need a 27" that's one thing but if you don't then go with a 24" 1080p monitor and get a better video card - displays are so cheap right now that you can always get a second or third one if you need to.
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