Brand South Africa calls on humanitarian support for the Kathrada Park Community

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 06 August 2018 –  Johannesburg Emergency Services’ Mr Robert Mulaudzi has reported to the media that in the early hours of Monday morning, 50 shacks caught fire at Kathrada Park, an Informal Settlement in Claremont just West of Johannesburg, with about 100 – 120 people  displaced.Mr Mulaudzi, further adds; “At this stage, there are no injuries or fatalities which have been reported, however, we just want to encourage all our residents throughout the city’s 189 informal settlements to exercise caution with  all  heating devices and not leave paraffin and stoves unattended to prevent fire incidences like this one.”Brand South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer,  Mrs Linda Magapatona-Sangaret said, “It is unfortunate that we as a nation still wake to news that many people are left displaced due to fires.”“Thank you to the firefighters who were prompt in their response and were able to spare the many lives caught in the disaster. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. The greatness of a nation can be judged by  how it treats its less fortunate citizens. It is, therefore, important that  all citizens  unite and play their part in helping in any way possible”, concludes Mrs Magapatona-Sangaret.Added to this terrible incident,  the province is expected to be experiencing a cold front in the next few days, citizens are called upon to assist by donating and dropping off resources for the displaced families at the Sandton Fire station; Grayston Drive, Sandown, Johannesburg. Resources required;Non-Perishable FoodsWoodCorrugated Iron Sheets (Amazenke)MattressesBlanketsClothes, toiletries, sanitary pads, diapers, and toysThe Sandton Fire station can be reached at 011 375 5911.last_img read more

Soybean growers can consider expanding options for the 2017 crop

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As soybean farmers hit the fields for harvest this fall their thoughts will inevitably drift to variety selection for the 2017 crop. The options for soybeans in 2017 are more diverse than ever in several different ways.High oleicThere is expanding interest in planting high oleic soybeans. Ohio soybean farmers were the first to plant high oleic soybeans more than five years ago and this summer they took their message to the streets of Findlay. To showcase the many attributes of high oleic, the event featured local restaurants offering foods cooked in high oleic soybean oil and gave farmers the opportunity to learn more about adding high oleic varieties to their 2017 plans.The key message of the day was that the end result of using high oleic soybean oil is a higher quality product for consumers and a premium for farmers.“It certainly made an impact on the edible oil market and the market share that soybeans will continue to have,” said John Motter, a Hancock County soybean grower who was among the first farmers to grow high oleic soybeans. “U.S. soybean farmers used to enjoy an 82% market share of the world’s edible oils market, but that has declined over the years to where we now we are around 60% of the edible oil market and that has been replaced by healthier imported oils like canola and sunflower that are high oleic. High oleic oil in soybeans helps us to regain that market share for farmers here domestically.”Bill Vonderau, grain buyer for Bunge, has seen a dramatic increase in interest from farmers in high oleic soybean production.“We saw last fall when we signed up growers for the 2016 season we had to turn people away just because we didn’t have enough seed. They produce very well. They are on par with yields of regular beans and the 40- or 50-cent premium is a real boost in today’s ag economy,” Vonderau said. “All they have to do is make sure they segregate their seed when they plant and store it separately. We offer quite a few delivery points in Ohio and also at our processing plant in Delphos. We have options for the farmer to deliver in the fall as well as out of their bin for an extra 10-cent premium. Our job is to make it as easy for the producer to fulfill their contracts as possible.”High oleic beans also got a boost this summer when the European Union approved three biotech soybean traits for import and processing, including Vistive Gold high oleic soybean products from Monsanto. More EU approvalsThe newly EU-approved traits also included the Xtend dicamba-tolerant soybean and the Balance GT FG72 soybean from Bayer CropScience. American Soybean Association (ASA) president Richard Wilkins welcomed the news, but noted that improvements still are needed in the timeliness of EU approvals.The three soybean events had received positive scientific opinions from the European Food Safety Agency over a year before they were approved, and had been waiting for final approval by the EU Commission since January.“We are very relieved to see these three traits approved for import into the European Union, as [the] announcement represents a clearing of an important hurdle for the commercialization of these valuable products in the U.S. In Europe, the approval means that the EU’s livestock and feed industry, which is more than 70% dependent on imported feed, can get the high-quality protein it needs,” Wilkins said. “In the U.S., American farmers need an ever-increasing range of tools to tackle the challenge of resistant weeds that now impact nearly every soy-growing state. Similarly, with the continuing move away from trans-fats in American diets, farmers need additional tools to produce soybeans that meet that market demand as well.”Wilkins is hopeful that the EU approval process can improve to more quickly move soybeans traits forward in the future.“We hope that we can take solid steps to ensure that the approvals of new biotech traits in our major markets continues to improve but there is still work to be done,” he said. “Given the commoditized nature of our soybeans, we simply can’t take the risk that unapproved traits make their way into the grain export stream and result in rejected shipments abroad. But the longer and more tedious that process is, the more barriers stand between soybean farmers and their productivity, and the less incentive our technology partners have to bring these new products to market.” Improved disease resistanceIn addition to traits, Ohio soybean production in 2017 also needs to include some varieties with disease resistance based on the problems that have plagued yields in 2016.“In Ohio, we face many challenges and some of them were quite apparent in different parts of the state — frogeye leaf spot, sudden death syndrome (SDS), white mold and even more surprising, Phytophthora stem rot. To add to this soybean cyst nematode (SCN) can now be found at detectable and higher levels than 20 years ago. There is very good resistance to all of these pathogens in the soybean cultivar line up of all companies,” said Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University Extension plant pathologist. “We sometimes just get the wrong genetics in the wrong field or in the wrong region. So it is time for folks to take these things seriously and know what fields these pathogens are in and how much damage they are causing. A good scouting at the end of the year will give producers a handle on if the variety they purchased had the right resistance package for Ohio’s plethora of pathogens. If pathogens are present, what resistance packages will be needed in future years?”Dorrance said with Phytophthora, the Rps genes will only go so far and the quantitative resistance portion of the package (seed companies market this as tolerance and partial resistance) is critical. Varieties with resistance to SDS have really improved and should be strongly considered if that problem showed up in 2016 fields.“Resistance to SDS has come a long way,” she said. “In our trial this year (North Central Soybean Research Program), only the susceptible checks developed symptoms — very impressive.”SCN problems can also be addressed with varietal resistance.“How long have you been growing SCN resistant varieties with PI88788 and do you now have SCN? If the answer to this is a long time and a lot, you are past due for a genetic change to Peking sources,” Dorrance said. “These aren’t easy to find, so start your search now.”Frogeye leaf spot is also becoming increasingly common in Ohio.“Frogeye seems to be a recurring theme for a disease that really was never a problem before 2005,” she said. “With lower soybean prices, it is time to get away from depending on the sprays and moving towards eliminating this disease by planting more resistant varieties. I have had side-by-side trials of resistant and susceptible varieties the last two years at the Western Branch — resistance is winning hands down.”White mold showed up in some Ohio soybeans this year as well.“The resistance is there so for those regions where this disease is now an annual occurrence — even in a dry, humid 2016,” Dorrance said. “Choose varieties with higher levels of resistance.”last_img read more

5 Essential Video Editing Plugins for $200 or Less

first_img$199  |  Red Giant Software  |  Mac & Windows Works with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 7-X, Avid Media Composer $200  |  CoreMelt  |  Mac Only It is common these days to record audio to a separate recorder (dual system sound) with DSLR’s and other camera that don’t have great on camera mics. Say, you are doing a multicam shoot and and you have cameras that are turned on and off and you need to sync them up.  Plural Eyes automates the process of syncing audio, replacing manually lining up audio and video in your editing app (which can be VERY tedious and time consuming).If you have a bunch of footage this is a massive time saver so you can spend more time on creative editing work.  Plural Eyes It is a one tricky pony but it does this one trick of quickly syncing audio very well.  It is a stand alone app that works with Premiere Pro, Media Composer, & FCP 7/X , and you only pay one price for all hosts.  Check out video tutorials, the manual, and a FAQ here.Beauty Box Often times there’s no budget for a motion designer, so editors are expected to create good looking titles. Most editing apps aren’t great, so I prefer to use After Effects for title creation.Element 3D extends what AE can do, giving you the ability to create “big budget looking animations” that generally would require a 3D app (with a moderately high learning curve).  Element 3D lets you extrude text/stills, import 3d Models, and add materials and lights. It also works with a wide range of GPU’s and uses Open Gl so it is fast and responsive to use.  Further, you can extend what Element 3D can do with $40 Model packs from Pixel Lab and the Element 3DBundles.Which plugins do you rely on?Share in the comments below! $130  |  NewBlueFX  |  Mac & Windows Beauty Box is a skin smoothing plugin that reduces blemishes and wrinkles. You might think that it is only suited for fashion/glamour projects, but it is also handy for documentary and interview work as well.  No matter what kind of projects you are working on having your talent look their best is always a plus.  Beauty Box gives you a lot of control in fine tuning your look, and you can even mask out certain areas you don’t want effected.  Check out their Gallery page to see more examples and the Digital Anarchy Training page on how to use it.NewBlueFX Video Essentials 1 We’ve rounded up 5 plugins that give you a lot of bang for your buck!  From general video editing plugins to specialized functions, each of these editing tools is $200 or less! Sometimes you need more tools than your video editing or motion graphics application has to offer.  This is where plugins become a necessity.  Plugins usually perform a task that you cannot do with the app’s default tools or they do the task quicker and better.Many video editors are on a budget, so in this post I decided to focus on the most powerful plugins you can get for $200 or less.  These plugins can speed up your editing workflow and give you powerful post production tools.  They may save you from pulling your hair out as well!Plural Eyes Hosts: Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCP 7/X, Media Composer, Vegascenter_img Video Essentials by NewBlueFX is a collection of 10 plugins (100 presets) to fix common production problems and improve the quality of your video.  I would consider these utility filters, as you will often reach for these to improve issues you couldn’t control on set.  3 tools in this pack that I find really useful are the Flash Remover for event video, Detail to quickly “pop” footage and Color Fixer Plus to fix white balance or create unique looks.  Check out their Showcase and Tutorial pages on using Video Essentials 1.CoreMelt Complete Hosts: Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCP 7/X Hosts: Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCP 7/X, Motion CoreMelt Complete is a bundle of 8 plugin packs that contains 220 + video editing effects.  It includes 2 packs of Transitions (Filmic & Grunge) that are particularly useful as clients often want modern looking transitions beyond what the stock transitions can do.For those editors that work with a lot of photos, ImageFlow let’s you import a folder of photos and quickly add an animation style to all the photos.  I like Witness Protection for hiding people’s faces, and the Filmic Look quickly punches up flat footage.  Another neat feature is the “Click here for Help” button, which launches a web browser and shows what the video effect does.Element 3D $199  |  Digital Anarchy  |  Mac & Windows Hosts: Premiere Pro, After Effects, FCP 7/X, Media Composer, Vegas $150  |  Video Copilot  |  Mac & Windowslast_img read more

The Comprehensive Guide To Building Your Own Video Editing PC

first_imgCPU CoolerCooler Master — Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$28.49 @ OutletPC MotherboardMSI — Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$111.98 @ Newegg Total$1,501.49 CPUIntel — Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor$256.79 @ OutletPC Total (before mail-in rebates)$3399.62 What You Need To KnowThere are three main components to your PC: the CPU (Central Processing Unit), the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), and the RAM (Random Access Memory). These three pieces of hardware are going to determine the speed and processing power of your computer. To know what kind of computer build will best suit your needs, you need to know which piece of hardware does what.The CPUImage via Iaroslav Neliubov.The CPU is the brain of the entire operation. Think of it as part crazy-fast calculator and part director: it performs all of the logic and binary calculations to execute a task, as well as dictating which piece of hardware will complete each task. Typically, CPUs adhere to a pretty uniform price-to-quality scale: the more you spend on your CPU, the faster it will be. Be wary about this, though: you shouldn’t cough up over $2k for a processor. Those are usually reserved for large servers, and they probably wouldn’t even fit inside a conventional PC.When it comes to editing video, your CPU is going to be your biggest asset when trying to edit high-quality, full-size video. Many people think that the GPU will perform this task, but it’s really the CPU that is running your non-linear editing program and creating the video previews. If you are tired of viewing your pre-rendered footage in an edit at 1/4 or 1/8 quality, expect to spend the most on a high-performance CPU.The GPUImage via nikkytok.The GPU is basically a second computer attached to your main computer, and its only task is to render 3D images. It’s also going to be the biggest item inside your PC, since it has to house everything that a normal PC has inside a smaller tray.When building a gaming PC or an animation PC like this one, this is usually your big-ticket item. In terms of PC gaming, the better the graphics processor, the better graphics and frame rate you’ll get out of your machine. But for this build, we are mainly talking about a conventional video editing PC. You are going to want a quality GPU in case you want to handle any 3D animations for your videos, but don’t spend more than $400 on it. Save most of your money for a top-of-the-line CPU.Note: if you edit in DaVinci Resolve, than you need to completely reverse my recommendation and spend the big bucks on a high-end GPU. Resolve is the only major NLE that primarily uses the GPU for its rendering and image processing. It’s just how the designers built the program. If you want to build a GPU-based computer, check out this RocketStock article on how to assemble a graphics-based PC.MemoryImage via Danylo Samiylenko.Your RAM (Random Access Memory) processes information in active programs. This description from RocketStock says it best:Think of it like short-term memory for your computer — it will handle processing in the current instance, but when you shift programs or reset your computer, your RAM resets as well. Your RAM drives can get overwhelmed if there are too many programs open, so the more RAM you have, the more programs you can run at high speeds at the same time.Now, a lot of people associate RAM with a fast PC. The notion that more RAM = more speed is only half true. Computer programs only require a certain amount of RAM. For example, say that Adobe Premiere requires 9GB of memory to operate at top speeds, and you have 8GB of memory in your PC. Of course, when you upgrade your memory to 16GB, the program will run faster since it was limited before. But if you upgrade to 64GB of memory, the program is not going to run any faster than it was with a 16GB set up.What you have to think about with memory is how many active programs you’re going to run at a time. Say you’re editing a video in Premiere, but you also have Photoshop and After Effects open to create title graphics. That’s going to add up to a significant amount of active memory usage. So to be safe, you’re going to want at least 32GB of memory in this PC. Nothing is worse than building a computer that can’t live up to its full capabilities because it doesn’t have enough memory.I will warn you, though: any more than 64GB of RAM in your computer will only yield diminishing returns on your investment since you won’t be using enough programs at a time to justify all that memory. (Unless you like playing Skyrim at 120fps on one keyboard while you’re rendering liquid animations on a second keyboard. If so, go ahead and get 128GB of memory. If not, you’ll be fine with 32GB-64GB.) Hardware Tip: HDDs vs. SSDsImage via Patrik Slezak.In recent years, SSDs, or Solid State Drives, have become massively popular. They are the next generation of data storage, and they are insanely better than HDDs (Hard Disk Drives). The difference between the two is that SSDs solve a speed problem that has daunted HDDs since their inception: HDDs have to scan a spinning disk to access data, while SSDs instantaneously access data. SSDs use the same principle as a flash drive — there are no moving parts. They can access data at the speed of light, while HDDs have to scan a spinning disc to find the data you’re searching for. When it comes to starting up your computer, an SSD will start in about three seconds, while an HDD will take about 30 seconds. Seems like a simple choice, right?Well, since SSDs still have not overcome the price barrier that keeps them out of every computer, a smart choice for video editors is to buy two drives: an SSD as your start-up drive (and to house all of your programs) and a large HDD to house all of your media (photos, videos, etc.). As you will see under “budgeting” below, HDDs are really cheap — you can get about 3TB of storage for under $150. All you need for your SSD is about 250GB to store all of your programs.Assessing Your BudgetImage via DedMityay.Your budget is the biggest factor that will affect your build. In my opinion, a custom-built PC is an investment. The better your PC for editing videos, the faster you can work, and it creates a platform from which you can start a freelance editing business. I built my first PC for about $1,500, and I’ve made that money back and much more.For this article, we’re going to explore three different builds at three different price points: $1,000, $1,500, and over $3,000. $1,000 may sound like a lot for the low-end build, but when you’re investing in something that will potentially earn you money, it’s worth spending a little more.Quick note: I will not include the prices of any operating systems in these builds. Typical Microsoft software is going to run you about $80. If you choose to go the Hackintosh route, feel free to explore that option on your own.Double note: As of the publication of this article, prices for GPUs are seriously inflated. Since the rise of cryptocurrencies, people have been building computer rigs to mine Bitcoin, Ripple, etc. through connections to a block-chain. These computers rely heavily on GPUs to complete block chains, so the world’s supply of GPUs has dropped significantly. If you know basic economics, when the supply is low and the demand is high, prices will skyrocket. So when building your PC, don’t be afraid to buy your GPU used. Especially when the crypto market crashes and people sell off their GPUs at crazy-low rates. But when you are dealing with a market as volatile as this, who knows when that will be?The Tight Budget Build — $1,000If your budget is tight, and you really can’t spend more than $1,000, this is the build for you.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Total (before mail-in rebates)$1,014.20 Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-24 16:25 EST-0500 CaseDeepcool — TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case$36.99 @ SuperBiiz MotherboardMSI — Z270 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard$86.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts StorageSeagate — Barracuda 2TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.99 @ Amazon Building your own PC can dramatically increase your editing performance for a fraction of the cost of buying a pre-built machine.Cover image via EKKAPHAN CHIMPALEE.I know it’s intimidating. The idea of building a PC, to someone who has barely researched the topic, conjures images of soldering wires and furiously coding in a BIOS system just to launch the desktop. Well, here’s the good news: building a PC is almost like putting together an expensive Lego set. You put a piece of hardware where it belongs, screw it in, rinse and repeat, and bam! You’re done. All right, it may not be as simple as that, but if you have ever put a Lego set together, you’ll be fine.Why You Should Build Your Own PCYou will save a heap of money compared to buying a stock PC from a big-box electronics store. Computers on the shelves have all of the same components but at a huge markup.You get way more bang for your buck. A $1,500 computer that you built yourself will be remarkably faster than a stock computer at the same price.Customization. If you have specific needs, you can build your computer to suit and skirt any extras that you don’t need.Upgrading your computer is incredibly simple. Just replace the part that needs replacing without the hassle of sending it off somewhere or scrapping it entirely for a brand-new computer. You could keep a custom computer that runs at high speeds for up to 7-10 years with routine upgrades until it’s a full-blown Ship of Theseus.It’s crazy fun. Getting to know how a computer works from the inside out can bring you loads of helpful knowledge that will come in handy when you need to know what exactly is making your computer run. MemoryG.Skill — Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory$169.99 @ Newegg Mail-in rebates-$40.00 CPUAMD — Threadripper 1950X 3.4GHz 16-Core Processor$839.99 @ Amazon Video CardMSI — GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card$201.99 @ SuperBiiz Now this thing is the perfect build in my eyes. You’ve got the processing power of the industry-standard Intel i7 CPU combined with the reliability of a GTX 1060 GB GPU. This will handle 4K footage like it was compressed 480p SD footage. LOG footage will be easy to edit and manipulate. Simply put, if you are an editor looking for the perfect fit at a reasonable price, this is your build.We’ve included a 500GB SSD, which will be plenty to handle your OS and just about all of your programs, plus some project files if you want to access them faster. You’ve also got a 2TB HDD to store all of your media.The GPU is a 6GB monster, and it will solidly execute most of your GPU-heavy tasks. With this GPU, you’ve also got an amazing gaming computer on your hands. This will play any game you’ve got, at a reasonably high frame rate.This build has plenty of room to expand, too. If you want to add more memory, there are four slots if you decide to invest in more in the future.The Baller Build — $3,300All right, if you have money to burn, or if you want a PC that will last you for years and years, this monster is for you.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CaseNZXT — S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case$49.99 @ Newegg CaseCorsair — 750D ATX Full Tower Case$139.99 @ Newegg Video CardPNY — GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card$499.89 @ OutletPC CPU CoolerCooler Master — Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler$28.49 @ OutletPC Mail-in rebates-$40.00 StorageKingston — A400 120GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive$49.99 @ Amazon Mail-in rebates-$60.00 MemoryCrucial — Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory$87.89 @ OutletPC This configuration can crank out quality 1080p videos in your edits without a hitch. You may have some trouble with 4K and/or LOG footage, however. You will most likely have to edit those at a 1/4 or 1/8th quality in your preview window to get continuous play. We were also able to squeeze 16GB of RAM into this budget build, which is going to handle just about all of your editing programs.The GPU is on the lower-quality end, so if you are building a rig to handle DaVinci Resolve, this might not be the one for you. It does have 4GB of memory, which will meet most of your needs, and if you’re planning on gaming with this machine, it will handle most of what you throw at it.You will notice that there is a 120GB SSD in this build. It’s the lowest amount of storage you can get, and at 50 bucks, it’s not a bad deal. Honestly, at this point, an SSD is a must-use as a startup disk. 120 will be plenty for your OS and a few essential programs. The 2TB HDD will be large enough to host all of your videos, and if not, you can buy an external drive for the rest.The Mid-Tier Build — $1,500Here’s the Goldilocks build: right in the middle to meet all of your needs.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant StorageSeagate — Barracuda 2TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$54.99 @ Amazon Total$974.20 TypeItemPrice Power SupplySeaSonic — 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$49.99 @ SuperBiiz StorageSamsung — 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive$139.99 @ B&H TypeItemPrice CPUIntel — Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor$326.29 @ OutletPC MemoryG.Skill — Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory$359.99 @ Newegg Video CardAsus — GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card$899.00 @ Newegg Marketplace MotherboardAsus — ROG ZENITH EXTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard$479.89 @ OutletPC Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-24 17:10 EST-0500 My God, this thing is a beast. This tank will handle absolutely anything you put in it like it’s nothing. Want to run a VR simulator while editing 4K video? Check. How about rendering liquid animations to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool? Double check. You could honestly run any video game in the world at its highest settings, and this PC would laugh in your face. To be honest, the first computer to become sentient will probably be this Cyborg Cthulhu. We might as well pledge our allegiance to it now before it thinks we’re its enemies. WE BUILT YOU! WE MEAN NO HARM!All jokes aside, if you are truly looking to master your destiny while editing 3D footage or compiling 6K cinema footage for a full-length film, this build can handle it. Maybe you win the lottery, or your employer gives you the company card to buy supplies that you “need” for your job, or you just flat-out have they money to spend. However you go about it, enjoy your dream machine.How to Put the Pieces TogetherNow we could sit here and tell you how to build your PC step by step, but that would take an extraordinary amount of time. For this step, we’re gonna leave you to the experts. BitWit is a pro in the PC-building world, and the tutorial above will guide you through everything you need to know about assembling your first computer.Final ThoughtsThis may seem like a lot of information, but trust me: when you build your first PC, you will create so many opportunities for your very own editing station. You can finally start that editing freelance business you’ve always talked about, or even venture into animation now that your PC can handle it. It’s a seriously fun hobby to take up, but be careful: it’s easy to get lost in the sauce and blow your paycheck on a new GPU because it has 2GB more memory than your old one. $1,500 may sound like a lot, but if you use the PC to your advantage, you can make that money back easily. I assembled my PC for about $1,300, and so far, I’ve made that back plus some in just the last year.So go forth, my friends, and start building! CPU CoolerCorsair — H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler$103.99 @ Amazon StorageSamsung — 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5″ Solid State Drive$299.99 @ Best Buy StorageSeagate — Barracuda 3TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive$79.89 @ OutletPC Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-24 15:57 EST-0500 Total (before mail-in rebates)$1,561.49 MemoryG.Skill — Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory$169.99 @ Newegg Power SupplyEVGA — SuperNOVA G2 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply$156.89 @ OutletPC TypeItemPrice Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total$3359.62 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Power SupplyCorsair — CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply$69.99 @ Newegglast_img read more