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Proposed PC build - Any potential issues?

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June 5, 2014 7:35:41 PM

I am putting together a computer for a photography business, does anyone spot any obviously issues with compatibility with any of these parts? Especially any potential space issues with the smaller case?

I'm considering going up to 16gb ram, but will try out the 8 first and order another card if needed. Any reccomendations for a card reader with multiple SD card slots? Having trouble finding any. Suggestions on places to cut costs?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F4btK8
June 5, 2014 8:17:16 PM

I have made a couple of changes like getting 2 4GB sticks of RAM as it is better to go dual channel rather than single, and you can still go to 16GB in the future as you still have 2 free spots to put the RAM. I would also put a SSD in just to speed up the machine's boot time and the most used programs as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($130.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-818WB MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1040.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-05 23:13 EDT-0400)
June 6, 2014 7:40:40 AM

Thank you, can I ask why you changed the power supply? I haven't done this is years, I'm a bit out of the loop. I've also never worked with a SSD, is there a major difference between brands? I found a PNY 240GB for $90


[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/49YJmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/49YJmG/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/49YJmG/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox) | $189.99 @ Newegg
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97ler2...) | $75.91 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-memory-ax3u1600w4g9...) | $68.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-internal-hard-drive-ss...) | $89.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $109.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $109.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-hd77702gd5) | $130.66 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc2100...) | $64.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $102.98 @ Newegg
**Wireless Network Adapter** | [Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wireless-network-...) | $18.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1014.45
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 10:38 EDT-0400 |
June 6, 2014 3:32:43 PM

Th reason I changed power supply is that corsair is no longer as good as it used to be and there are better brands out there now like seasonic and I would also be staying away from the PNY SSD http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2097780/opinions-p... so I would go with the crucial m500 240GB if you really want a bit more space on the SSD and don't want to pay too much more
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