Gaming PC/Music recording


I am new to Tom's Hardware, and searching for a long time to find the perfect combo between a gaming PC and a computer for music recording.

I came up with the following:
-Intel i5-3570K (great for gaming, a bit less for music.)
- Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H (don't worry about the audio onboard, I will buy an exteral soundcard.)
-Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 8GB (Possibility to upgrade to 12gb if necessary.)
-EVGA GeForce GTX 660 (Pure for gaming.)
-Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB (Half for gaming, half for music storage.)

If there are any components that I'm missing apart from the case, pleae, give suggestions!

If there are any improvements you guys can think of and if I need to upgrade some things (RAM or SSD etc.), please let me know!

I'd like to keep the system under 1000 euro's. Thank you very much!
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  1. IT can depend on whether if this is for professional or consumer grade music recording and what program you're using. IF you doing aren't doing any major audio editing then the set up you posted is fine. Even using something like Audacity works well for a beginner to edit audio.

    Happy recording, the Prisoner...
  2. Thanks! :)

    I designed this PC about 2/3 for gaming and 1/3 for music. (I play guitar, so I can record and edit some riffs and stuff...)
    Im not a professional whatsoever but this is just a little test for me if I can combine 2 of my hobbies in one PC.
  3. You should be perfectly fine then. Give us a head up on what external sound card you are using. You could use the onboard until you figure something out.

    8GB of memory is good. 12GB won't really help you for gaming and light editing. SSD isn't really needed but nice to have.

    I would recommend going for the 660Ti over a regular 660 and a good power supply.

    Post your full setup before buying. I'm sure other will chime in.

    Happy gaming and Music editing, the Prisoner...
  4. Thanks again,

    The 660Ti is indeed a bit better but I don't think it's worth the money so I'll just stick with the regular 660. :)
    I'm planning on using the M-audio M-track USB Audio Interface. Many say it's defenitely worth the money, and you also can plug in a mic. so you can record acoustic guitar aswell as singing. It also comes with free software. :)
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