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It's that time of year when older tech products get beefy discounts (at least over the border!) so its as good a time as any to upgrade. With that in mind, I'd like some build recommendations for an AMD FX series rig built primarily around running CorelDraw X7, with Adobe CS6 and gaming as respectively lower priorities. The current minimum requirements for CorelDraw are pretty low, Core 2 Duo + 2GB memory. I will be running 64bit Windows 8.1 if that makes a difference. Thanks!

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i would suggest the following
amd fx 8320
lowest priced 990fx motherboard you can find
nvidia Gtx66ti or radeon 7870.
16 gig of ram.
SSD + 2 x 2 tb hdd.
.more ram is great when doing photo/video editing. An ssd will make the system more responsive and loading files during editing will be faster.
Thanks for this! Looks like a solid build, but with my budget it would end up having to go under Christmas miracles! I tried pricing it out and came up with a similar but slightly less ambitious complete rig on pricecheck.co.za:
FX 8350 (couldn't find the 8320 but extra cores are always nice) - R2822
Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB kit - R1320
MSI 97A G43 - R910
GTX 660TI - R2801
Crucial MX100 256GB SSD - R1475
Seagate ST1000DX 1TB drive - R1000
Coolermaster G750M 750 watt power supply - R1365
Coolermaster Cosmos 1000 case - R320

After conversions it came up to about $1100 for a complete system with lots of room to grow, great value for the performance.
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