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ktbuhler

62 months ago

So I'm ready to order this, but what should I change or swap out? http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/RqZwjX I'm a first time builder so any help would be great. I plan on using it for photoshop, html 5, some video editing, and rendering.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

For usage as described you would benefit from 16GB RAM. Then changed; better CPU cooler, cheaper motherboard, cheaper and better SSD and GPU, much better PSU.

Just need too add storage and case;

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $174.99 @ NCIX
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ NCIX
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $99.99 @ NCIX
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $168.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.89 @ DirectCanada
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $269.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ Canada Computers
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $918.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-30 20:17 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, i will be ordering 16GB soon. I'm maintaining the 240 ssd however. Ill definitely consider the motherboard. It looks like the promo on the 290 has passed by. Thank you for your feedback.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

State your budget.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

$1200 all inclusive.

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