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February 18, 2013 12:57:14 PM

Hi everyone!

I am a college student at an art and design school, I will be graduating soon and am looking at building a PC to replace my aging laptop.

I mostly do 2D animation and compositing in After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. I also do a lot of digital painting. I have read that the 8150 is great for After Effects, and the extra RAM is for Photoshop. Do you guys think the power supply is enough? Or would I need more? Also, I have hard drives, optical dives and all the other stuff missing from the build. Any input would be really appreciated. Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair XMS 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($148.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $553.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 09:56 EST-0500)

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February 18, 2013 3:46:05 PM
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first off. fx 8150 is not that great older gen cpu, i'd advise to get at least fx8320
secondly if your budget allows try to get 1600mhz ram

February 20, 2013 10:54:56 PM

Hey thanks! Micro Center was having a President's day sale, and had the 8350 for $179 so I picked that up along with some 1600 MHZ RAM.
February 20, 2013 10:55:20 PM

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