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Need Help Trimming costs on first Adobe CS5.5 Build

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June 25, 2012 2:06:59 AM

So im building my first CS5.5 build, (mostly advanced photoshop with lots of automation)

i need to keep the cost around $1300 USD.

The most important factor is that it will last many years and be cheaply upgraded so i do not mind spending a little extra on
base components that will last beyond future upgrades.

This is what i have so far

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mainboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850
Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+
Cooling: CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
HDD: Refurbished Western Digital Caviar Black WD1501FASS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
totals = $1577
Nothing is set in stone yet

Feel free to let loose and be brutal on me. i wanna know what you think.

Does my build suck? is it great? Should i change it up? Am I wasting money? You tell me.

BEST ANSWER WILL BE AWARDED!!

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June 25, 2012 2:27:17 AM
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In my honest opinion, stay away from AMD. Get an i5 IB or SB setup. Way better performance. And price vs performance on the H100 is pretty low. You'd be better off with a Hyper 212 evo. Also I wouldn't buy refurbed HDD's. 550 is a great case though and everything else looks good.
July 2, 2012 4:48:57 AM

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July 2, 2012 4:49:56 AM

eqwoody said:
In my honest opinion, stay away from AMD. Get an i5 IB or SB setup. Way better performance. And price vs performance on the H100 is pretty low. You'd be better off with a Hyper 212 evo. Also I wouldn't buy refurbed HDD's. 550 is a great case though and everything else looks good.



the advice is sound but i asked to lower the price and that just seemed to increase it. :cry: 
July 3, 2012 12:01:50 AM

lourendo said:
the advice is sound but i asked to lower the price and that just seemed to increase it. :cry: 


The price itself may have gone up, but the price vs performance ratio is way better.
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