First timer looking to build a new DAW with a side of gaming..was wondering if all these parts are compatible and if I can raid 0 the hard drives with this build...
No sound card at the moment because I am also somewhat of a production noob so I'm not sure if i need a soundcard or if i can just use http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_u...2496-main.html as my card for listening to playback and using it for midi slots (connecting a keyboard etc..)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2 3GB/S 7200RPM 16MB Cache Ncq Hard rive
^^^^2 of them for raid 0 stripe
D-LINK DFE-538TX 10/100 ETHERNET ADAPTER PCI
Antec P180 ATX Advanced Mid Tower Aluminum Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS W/ USB & Audio Ports
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM
Ocz Gamexstream 700W ATX12V 24PIN Sli Ready Active Pfc Atx Power Supply 120MM Fan Black
ATI Radeon X1650 Pro 600MHZ PCI-E 512MB 128BIT 1.4GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card
Liteon DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 8X Lightscribe INT IDE Drive Black DVD Writer W/ SW Retail
I have the P180 for my DAW, but it is a pain in the ass to work in. If i da my old Sonata BQE, that case was the best. The P180 is overhyped, and over priced. does cooling well, but honestly, it makes a clutter with all of the cables, because of how the case is designed. I have a Emu 0404, and a X-Fi Platinum. Love the X-fi, its ASIO drivers are killer, 24bit, 96khz 5.1 mixing. that niiice. Even if the X-fi is a "consumer" card it has tones of pro audio features. (And its great for gaming too) what DAW software are you using?