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June 6, 2014 1:01:10 PM

Hello everyone. Just looking for part advice for attempting my first build. I have a $1200 budget and prefer Amd cpu's and windows 7 but open to any advice. I have a monitor(TV), keyboard, and a 250g SSD already. I plucked the SSD out of my laptop which has a broken screen but I can get a new SSD if you don't think I can reuse this one for the build.

I intend to use the PC for some recording/playback for guitar and media and for gaming. I usually only play mmorpg type games on the PC. No overclocking

I'd like to use a mid tower if possible, but willing to get a bigger one if need be for fitment.

Thanks in advance

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June 6, 2014 4:15:01 PM

Here is a very nice build that would last you quite some time. I could definitely make it cost less by using lesser components if you would prefer, but every component in this build is very high quality. Let me know what you think, if you would prefer a less expensive build or what.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vtCyqs

Do you already have an audio interface for recording your guitar in? Do you also already have recording software as well? I record music myself, so let me know if you need any help with anything pertaining to audio recording. I hope this helps.
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June 7, 2014 8:11:50 AM

Thank you for your answer this helps alot. I don't have any recording software or audio hardware except speakers for the computer. I've been playing only a few years and is like to lay down some rhythm riffs to noodle around over, I heard there are programs also that slow any song down without changing the pitch to help learn it, ones that tab passages out etc... Thanks again
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June 7, 2014 2:36:33 PM

RookieOfTheYear said:
Here is a very nice build that would last you quite some time. I could definitely make it cost less by using lesser components if you would prefer, but every component in this build is very high quality. Let me know what you think, if you would prefer a less expensive build or what.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vtCyqs

Do you already have an audio interface for recording your guitar in? Do you also already have recording software as well? I record music myself, so let me know if you need any help with anything pertaining to audio recording. I hope this helps.


Thanks for your reply. I have been loaned a program called pro tools se which I was going to give a run, but I have no PC currently until all the parts come in for the build to test it out. I have been playing about 3 years, I figured I could record rhythm parts to practice scales to etc... I learned guitar in the internet era, so hoping I could use the PC to my advantage.
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June 7, 2014 2:55:01 PM

You are very welcome man. You will need an interface to plug you guitar into and connects to your computer. Just remember to use your ears while playing more than your eyes. Too many people get caught up in learning all the technicalities of guitar and forget about the emotions. I have never been taught anything. I just pick up an instrument and mess around with it until I find notes that go together. The best sounding melodies are the ones played from true emotions. Also, a lot of guitar players focus too much on the left hand that's making the chord changes. Remember, the rhythm comes from the right hand. The best guitar player I have ever known use to always tell me guitar is all in the right hand. This is of course referring to right handed players. It would be opposite for left handed players.

I would be more than willing to help you out with anything if you want. I am by no means an expert on a guitar. I have only been playing for about 6 years. But I compose a lot of music, playing multiple instruments. But I am all about helping people learn. I will most likely learn something from you as well. Here is a link to some stuff I have recorded and put on the net if you are interested in giving it a listen.

https://soundcloud.com/codymoore-3
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