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Building a computer for studio recording

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March 14, 2013 7:21:14 PM

Hey guys,
So I'm not a computer guy but I know more then enough to get by. I'm building/having a computer built for a home recording studio. I'm thinking of this set up tell me what you think. I need help knowing if all this is compatible and if I'm lacking/overkill in any areas. I want at least the i7 processor and 32gb ram. I also need firewire connections. So give me as much feed back as possible. I found a place that will build this set up for about $1500. Obviously I'd like to spend less but I want top quality.


Computer Set Up

Processor:
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-3770k 3.5GHz 8MB Quad Core
Processor Cooling Fan:
Intel Copper Heavy Duty LGA 1155/1366/2011 Cooling FAN
Ram:
32GB (4x8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Dual/Quad Channel
Hard Drive:
Seagate/WD 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0b/s
Hard Drive Coolers:
Allpczone Dual Fan Cooler for Hard Disk
DVD/Blu Ray:
12x Blu-Ray Disc Burner
PCI-Express Video Cards:
nVidia GeForce GT610 2GB DDR3 DVI/HDMI PCI-EXP Video Card
Sound Card:
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 24-bit Sound Card
Network Card:
Realtek 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)
Firewire Cards:
3 Port 800MB – Transfer Rate Firewire PCI Card
Case:
ALLPCZONE ALIEN TOOLLESS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Case Cooling Cans:
1x OKIA 80MM Case Cooler
Case Exhaust Fans:
Vantec Deluxe Case Cooling System
Power Supply:
Antec 750W High Performance SLI/Crossfire power supply
Digital Card Readers:
ALLPCZONE Internal All in one digital card reader/writer
Operating System:
Windows 7 Premium – 64-bit


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March 14, 2013 7:42:39 PM

32gb is a bit overkill, usually you only could possibly use that much if you are rendering videos on a high scale. 16gb is more than enough. I would go with a better graphics card. The 610 is not too much better than the integrated graphics, possibly a GTX 650 or a HD 7770. You don't need a hard drive cooling fan, a hard drive will never get that hot where it is necessary. The intel fan is not that good I would recommend a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 evo.
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March 14, 2013 7:53:28 PM

What about the mother board? Any advice on that?
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March 14, 2013 8:00:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($210.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($128.55 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1175.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-14 23:00 EDT-0400)

Add whatever other drives you need.
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