Hi, I am new to the forum, but I have always been on this website reading up on articles. I just need some advice a new build for the Summer.
The main usage of this PC will be for recording/producing/mastering music (incl. guitar/bass/vocals/drums/midi). I will not be including studio equipment in this budget. I will be using CPU intensive programs such as Cubase and Pro Tools! This PC will also be used for daily tasks, and little gaming. Nothing hardcore. Sooo lets get to it!!
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: August 2010BUDGET RANGE: 1000$ Before / After 1200$
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Music Recording/Producing/Mastering, Photoshop, Web Browsing, Movies, Games
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS , DVD Drive, Speakers
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: DirectCanada.com, Tigerdirect.ca, NCIX.comCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES I would prefer AMD Phenom II X4 965 because of price (unless someone comes up with a good i7 build), but please note I WANT THIS PC TO BE FUTURE PROOF! I want it to last a long time!That means USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0. I would also want a single 5850. I would get another one later down the road and run Crossfire. As for the rest, it's up to you!
OVERCLOCKING: Eventually (when I get bored)CROSSFIRE: Eventually
MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not to up to date with my resolutions. I would want 1 monitor for now and run it in 1080p HD (if not then in 720p).
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like the case to be black, that is not too flashy (no Alienware light show plz!)
Any of you guys use BestDirect? Is it the "best" because I have herd the DirectCanada is also good. Does it just come down to personal preference?
I live in Ontario so maybe I can score a better shipping deal with another site, I will try the same options on other sites.
Well what I know is that you will enjoy your new rig! Just so you knew you can press the Select as best answer on the reply you found most helpful and it will be marked as SOLVED. Good luck with the new rig!