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January 10, 2013 4:13:26 AM



CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($217.86 @ Newegg)
Total: $558.83

Hello,
I'm building a pc to use as my entertainment center and work station. I will run Windows8 64bit. I'll be using it for gaming, video editing and music recording and I like movies or music on when I work. I use the latest pro versions of Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Reason, ProTunes, Guitar Rig, to name a few. I want it to run any game or proram with out a problem.

I already have a new 2tb sata hdd, a used (and full) 500gb ide hdd and a used 400w psu (is this enough power?) and all peripherals.

Questions
1: Where can I trim (proc?) and where should I bulk up(mobo?)?
2: Is it worth it to spend a little extra and get a small ssd to run the system of?
3: Do I need/can you suggest a cooling system/psu? I plan on logging a lot of hours on this machine, so I want to be covered.

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January 10, 2013 5:33:13 AM

I already have a new 2tb sata hdd, a used (and full) 500gb ide hdd and a used 400w psu (is this enough power?) and all peripherals.
>> not enough :)  get at least corsair cx600 v2 and above

Questions
1: Where can I trim (proc?) and where should I bulk up(mobo?)? it is already good render build, make sure you read the link i gave u above and swap GPU
2: Is it worth it to spend a little extra and get a small ssd to run the system of? yes :)  ssd 128GB will be a nice boost
3: Do I need/can you suggest a cooling system/psu? I plan on logging a lot of hours on this machine, so I want to be covered.
212 evo is enough :)  noctua nhd14 is the best
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January 10, 2013 7:53:02 PM

Thanks for your help.
I put this list together, but it's about $200 over my budget. See anywhere I can cut without any major effect on performance?

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.25 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.98 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Diablotek 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Other: dvd burner ($16.99)
Total: $804.16
Thanks again
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